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IBM Statement on the SOFTWARE Act of 2013

October 22, 2013: IBM today released the following statement of support for the Sensible Oversight for Technology which Advances Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013:

IBM supports the SOFTWARE Act and appreciates Representatives Blackburn, DeGette, Green, Gingrey, Walden and Butterfield’s introduction of this important, bipartisan legislation. By establishing greater regulatory clarity surrounding healthcare technologies, this bill will help foster technological innovation that will improve patient care.

IBM is committed to delivering innovative products and services that transform healthcare. Our technology, such as IBM Watson, holds the promise of providing doctors with information that can help them better identify and personalize treatment options. Watson will not replace doctors and nurses, but rather will empower them by providing evidence-based medical insights and intelligence with new speed and accuracy.

We look forward to working with Representative Blackburn and the bill’s bipartisan co-sponsors to pass the SOFTWARE Act.

Please click here (PDF, 14KB) to download statement.

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