Cognitive Computing

Cognitive Systems Have the Potential to Dramatically Change Healthcare in Canada

The world is awash in data and the volume of data is growing exponentially. Consider that in 2011 the amount of healthcare data alone was in excess of 150 exabytes – or three times the amount of everything written to date in this world. This year it’s estimated we will add another one zetabyte of […]

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Cognitive Computing: Enabling breakthrough discoveries for the life sciences industry

Life sciences companies are embracing the power of cognitive computing to fuel breakthrough discoveries and better manage the tsunami of data they are looking to mine for insights.  In our complex healthcare ecosystem, volumes of seemingly unrelated, disparate data need to be brought together to deliver actionable insights. As more and more data is becoming […]

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Using IBM Watson to help tackle the Sepsis challenge

Early identification and management of patients with sepsis is critical to decreasing sepsis mortality. Currently over 200,000 patients die from sepsis every year in the U.S. and that figure is growing, making this challenge one of the most pressing issues facing the healthcare system today and one that requires significant focus and resources. A large […]

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A game changer for life sciences

Cognitive computing for life sciences can be a game changer. Here’s why. Over the last few weeks the papers have been filled with stories about computers beating the very best in the world at the very hardest board game in the world. Now I don’t profess to be knowledgeable about this ancient strategy game or […]

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Hyper Acceleration of Personalized Medicine: Part 1

In a dozen years since the completion of the Human Genome Project, the healthcare industry is moving rapidly to develop treatments that can be tailored to the unique genetic code of each patient.  One catalyst for this transformation to personalized treatment is the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) systems.  The first human genome sequenced cost US […]

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The Role of Analytics in Healthcare. Bringing the Watson Health Flavor

Health professionals are asking “How can we use data more effectively?” – The answer is pretty simple: To give them insights to support better outcomes for patients. The available data for healthcare is growing through the introduction of more electronic systems to support the business of healthcare such as EMR’s and EHR’s. Hence, in the […]

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The Meaning of Cognitive Computing for Healthcare Industry? Cognitive Computing Q&A Series-Part 5; A Viewpoint from John Crawford, Healthcare Industry Leader, Europe, IBM

Q. Why should Healthcare Organisations read the IBV Study on Cognitive Computing? A. As a relatively new concept in the field of computing and informatics, the nature, value and potential benefit of Cognitive Computing for organisations involved in healthcare needs to be understood and incorporated into their plans.  This is as true for those involved in […]

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Why cognitive computing is exciting the Healthcare Industry? Cognitive Computing Q&A Series-Part 3 ; A viewpoint from Paul Richards, Executive Partner, IBM Healthcare

As Cognitive Computing continues to make headlines globally and be a focus of many industries we continue our look at its potential impacts in the Healthcare industry, we present the third part of our Q&A series of interviews following the release of the IBV paper: “A booster shot for health and wellness: Your cognitive future in […]

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Cognitive Computing in Healthcare: Q&A Series – Part 2 ; A viewpoint from Matthew Howard, IBM Watson Health

As Cognitive Computing continues to make headlines globally and be a focus of many industries we continue our look at its potential impacts in the Healthcare industry. Here we present the second part of our Q&A series of interviews following the release of the IBV paper: “A booster shot for health and wellness: Your cognitive […]

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Cognitive Computing in Healthcare: Q&A Series – Part 1; A viewpoint from June Thomson , IBM Healthcare Leader, UK

In the age of cognitive computing, where intelligent machines simulate human brain capabilities to help solve society’s most vexing problems, the healthcare industry is at the forefront. Already, cognitive systems help enable enhanced patient care, advanced discoveries and better decisions for providers around the world. This Q&A is part of a series of interviews following […]

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Continuing the Cognitive Conversation in Healthcare

Over the past few weeks there is has been one word making a regular appearance in my in-box and vocabulary… It started back started in September with the launch of a new IBM Institute for Business Value study, A booster shot for health and wellness: Your cognitive future in the healthcare industry in which we […]

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Towards cognitive wellness of healthcare

Human mind is a wonderful system. It is fascinating to watch how it evolves from an innocent baby brain to an expert mind over years. It is interesting to see how it can dwell into twilight zone of confusion and ambiguity, yet strike the right balance in taking an effective decision. It is amazing to […]

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