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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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Three Principles for Bringing Augmented Intelligence to Life Sciences

In today’s healthcare system, we are not getting the value for the costs we are spending. It’s a complex issue with an equally complex set of potential solutions. But as the industry shifts to value-based care, we’ve reached a tipping point. It is important, more now than ever, that all players within the healthcare ecosystem […]

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Tackling America’s Substance Abuse Epidemic

America’s opioid epidemic has led to the deadliest drug crisis in U.S. history. In 2015, opioid abuse was responsible for more deaths than the number of Americans killed by car crashes and gun homicides combined. This represents only a small portion of one of the greatest public health issues of our time – substance abuse. […]

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Transforming Canadian Healthcare with Cognitive

Last month, British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province, launched Innovation Boulevard, the region’s first of its kind health technology accelerator, focused exclusively on the commercialization of medical technology. Supported through a partnership with IBM, this collaborative cluster of health technology companies, academic research labs, and health practitioners is creating new and powerful solutions to tackle some […]

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“Augmented Intelligence” Principles for the Cognitive Era in Healthcare

It happens every day, in many cases without us even realizing it. Artificial intelligence is everywhere. It tracks our personal “data,” like the music we listen to and provides recommendations for similar songs and artists, it sees what groceries we shop for and recommends recipes, similar to those we’ve liked before. In many ways, AI […]

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On Healthcare, Moonshots and Open Data

For decades, scientists, researchers, hospitals and clinics have been amassing a stockpile of information on cancer. This data takes many forms: medical texts and journals, patient records, medical images, genetic profiles and more. And it lives in many places — from highly structured digital databases to forgotten filing cabinets, owned by government agencies, insurance companies, […]

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