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Discover “Discovery”

Written by Louisa Roberts | Blog Post, Drug Discovery, Life Sciences

I have worked with various flavors of Watson in the last 4 years, and it has taught me a lot about the need to understand bias, both in data and the interpretation of it.  In the spirit of transparency, I will be honest about my own bias – my favorite Watson Health product is Watson ...read more


Artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning: What do they mean?

Written by Watson Health | Blog Post, Cognitive Computing

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 ...read more


VNA as the Foundation for Enterprise Imaging, Image Sharing, and Collaboration

Written by John Hansen | Blog Post, Imaging

This is the conclusion of a 4-part blog series covering the value of a vendor neutral archive (VNA). In case you missed the first three parts of the series, read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 here. Enterprise imaging and encounters-based imaging bring imaging workflows into any service line which generates any form of images, multimedia, or ‘unstructured ...read more


Consolidation is coming: Is your organization ready?

Written by Watson Health | Blog Post, Imaging

Deciding to put an addition on your home can be very exciting. Perhaps you’ll finally have a garage or a larger master bedroom — or maybe even a second floor. But the larger the addition, the more complicated it gets. You have to consider how to integrate the new space with your existing home, and ...read more


The Role of Imaging in Patient Satisfaction

Written by Watson Health | Blog Post, Imaging

  Where Are We Today? Imagine this scenario: At 2 a.m., a community hospital receives a patient with a head injury related to a motor vehicle accident. The hospital performs a CT scan on the patient, but does not have a neuroradiologist available and needs specialty advice. Following the potential patient transfer protocol, the ED ...read more


The Rise of the Health Cloud

Written by Rebecca Buisan | Blog Post, Watson Platform for Health

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. ...read more


Connecting Medical Imaging with Patient History through Cognitive Computing

Written by Watson Health | Blog Post, Imaging

Radiologists spend just one third of their time on image interpretation. For the majority of the day they are either supervising studies, performing image-guided procedures, teaching, in meetings, consulting with physicians, or directly caring for patients. Their work day is dynamic and full of interruptions, making effectiveness in the reading room an ongoing challenge. Being efficient ...read more


Using Watson to Stay On Top of Cancer Care Data

Written by Radovan Barilla, MD, PhD | Blog Post, Oncology & Genomics

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 ...read more


Do doctors fear AI? Not the hundreds I work with around the world

Written by Kyu Rhee | Blog Post, Cognitive Computing

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’ ...read more


The Impact of the Cloud in Healthcare, Today and Tomorrow

Written by Rebecca Buisan | Blog Post, Watson Platform for Health

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 ...read more


A Trusted Treatment Option from Watson: Why Concordance Studies Matter

Written by Andrew Norden, MD | Blog Post, Oncology & Genomics

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 ...read more


Three Principles for Bringing Augmented Intelligence to Life Sciences

Written by Lauren O'Donnell | Blog Post, 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. ...read more