IBM Watson Health

By Curt Wiedenhoefer and others

Smarter surgical recoveries with wearable technologies

When we entered the field of orthopedic medicine 20 or so years ago, a total knee device sold for $15,000. Today it’s $3,000. Implants are now essentially commodity items. They’re all FDA approved, and patients generally see good results. However, with today’s shift to value-based healthcare, including programs such as Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement […]

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Analytics and AI can improve healthcare benefits decisions

Most of us are aware that advanced analytics and AI can help doctors diagnose disease and treat patients better. An area of decision support that’s been neglected, however, is healthcare benefits. This is unfortunate because benefits decisions can have serious financial and wellness consequences for every employer and its employees. Indeed, a typical family of […]

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How Watson technology can help with addiction care

I’d like to share a story about an innovative solution my company, Dimensions Recovery Centers, is developing in collaboration with IBM Watson Health. Using Watson Care Manager, which is a cloud-based solution, our project is the first to apply artificial intelligence (AI) powered analytics to treating people caught up in the growing addiction epidemic. Now […]

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