Watson is the only AI technology tackling a wide range of the world’s biggest healthcare challenges including cancer, diabetes, drug discovery and more. In oncology, Watson is at work supporting cancer care in more than 150 hospitals in 11 countries, and a large, growing body of evidence supports the use of Watson in healthcare.
As the promise of AI continues to shape the way we think about delivering healthcare, it’s typical to come across terms like “machine learning” and “deep learning.” Too often, they are used as buzzwords that can be thrown around interchangeably. As a leader in AI development for decades, and with the power of Watson now […]
At IBM Watson Health, our stated goal is "Empowering Heroes, Transforming Health." We help empower heroes by creating technology designed to enhance their abilities to make the essential connections that transform health.
In this article, review key areas where cognitive computing could support care management efforts, including providing highly tailored insights about individual patients across an entire population, and helping providers more effectively address social determinants of health.
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’ […]
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 of […]
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, […]
To investigate the state of cognitive solutions in social programs, Frost & Sullivan interviewed a range of social program executives and IT leaders who support these agencies across North America, Western Europe and in the Asia Pacific region. Interviews were conducted in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Singapore and Australia. While the […]
I recently came across an article titled: “One in 10 social workers ‘would quit’ over stress.” I’ve been working in the human services field for my entire 30+ year career, so the title didn’t really surprise me. But it got me thinking. Exactly how stressful is the job of social worker? And that got me […]
There are many examples of how technology has positively impacted, and in some instances transformed, the delivery of government social programs. Land line telephones are perhaps the oldest form of technology used to communicate with clients. But the Internet, email, telephone conferencing, video conferencing, mobile devices, and texting have transformed the way caseworkers communicate with […]
Cognitive Computing and Government Social Programs: Bridging the gap between data quantity and data insights
People create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. According to IBM®, 90 percent of the data in the world today was created in the last two years alone. This data comes from sensors used to gather climate information, posts to social media, digital pictures and videos, purchase transaction records and cell phone GPS signals to name a few.