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Watson Health: Setting the Record Straight

We at IBM have a lot to be proud of, including our pioneering work with Watson Health. Unfortunately, some media reports, including an August 11th story published by The Wall Street Journal, distort and ignore facts when suggesting IBM has not made “enough” progress on bringing the benefits of AI to healthcare. I feel it […]

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Addressing Barriers in Health Equity in Cancer with Technology

Like many doctors, I became a physician to care for those who needed it most. That motivation is central to my whole career. It’s why I worked in community health centers for underserved communities in Baltimore and Washington, DC, and pushed initiatives to eliminate health disparities when I worked at the National Institutes of Health. […]

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Health IT Execs Talk AI at HIMSS18

We at IBM have a lot to be proud of, including our pioneering work with Watson Health. Unfortunately, some media reports, including an August 11th story published by The Wall Street Journal, distort and ignore facts when suggesting IBM has not made “enough” progress on bringing the benefits of AI to healthcare. I feel it […]

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Q&A: AMA’s Dr. James Madara on Data and Healthcare

In the build up to HIMSS18, Watson Health caught up with Dr. James Madara, CEO and Executive Vice President of the American Medical Association (AMA) to hear about his views on the impact of data on healthcare delivery. Madara also discusses the AMA’s efforts to unleash a new era of better, more effective patient care. As head […]

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Turning Data into Insights for Healthcare Providers

Early in my career, when I was a physician in inner-city Baltimore, it was always a struggle to give each patient the time he or she deserved. Time, as we know in medicine, is precious. It is the part of our job that is the most important, the most human, and the most crucial for […]

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The Rise of the Health Cloud

In a world of increasingly connected patients and devices, the global healthcare and life sciences community has a renewed – and some would say sharpened – focus on improving patient engagement and health outcomes. As a result, many are exploring how an enterprise health cloud can support these efforts. What are they looking for? Health […]

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Using Watson to Stay On Top of Cancer Care Data

In 2012, an estimated 14.1 million people were diagnosed with cancer worldwide, and my country, Slovakia, ranks 22nd in terms of overall cancer frequency. As the incidence of cancer continues to grow and time constraints on oncologists intensify, the need for research and treatment innovation is more important than ever. The good news for patients […]

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Do Doctors Fear AI? Not the Hundreds I Work with Around the World

Headlines abound about doctors cowering from AI. The reality: not so much. I’m a physician, and don’t think that’s a realistic concern. Rather, I envision a future in which AI-enabled insights help health and medical experts deliver patient-centered, personalized, value-based care. The future is here. For those of us at IBM, we are augmenting experts’ […]

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The Impact of the Cloud in Healthcare, Today and Tomorrow

In a world of increasingly connected patients and devices, the global healthcare and life sciences community has a renewed – and some would say sharpened – focus on improving patient engagement and health outcomes. As a result, many are exploring how an enterprise health cloud can support these efforts. What are they looking for? Health […]

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Momentum Builds for IBM Watson’s Moonshot

Death rates from cancer have dropped 25 percent over the past two decades, according to the American Cancer Society. Yet there is much more to be done. The World Health Organization reports the number of new cancer cases is expected to rise by about 70 percent over the next two decades even as there is […]

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How Watson Helped Me in My Battle Against Lung Cancer

I’ve worn a few different hats in my life. I don’t mind being on the road, and prefer being outdoors when I can – whether it’s working in my yard, or even hunting alligators. So instead of retiring after spending 28 years on the police force in Coral Gables, FL, I decided to go back […]

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A Trusted Treatment Option from Watson: Why Concordance Studies Matter

Hearing diverse opinions from multiple oncologists is an important part of a patient’s journey, what’s often referred to as getting a second – or third – opinion. And cancer docs, too, frequently consult with one another to confirm a decision or provide a new idea. That’s understandable because cancer is a complex and sometimes elusive […]

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