Help identify evidenced-based, patient-centric treatment options

The amount of research and data available to help inform cancer treatments is growing exponentially. Yet the time care teams have to consume this information—locating insights specific to each patient’s unique needs to potentially improve treatment outcomes—is more limited than ever.

Watson for Oncology helps physicians quickly identify key information in a patient’s medical record, surface relevant articles and explore treatment options to reduce unwanted variation of care and give time back to their patients.

Product key features

Identify, evaluate and compare treatment options with Watson’s ability to understand the longitudinal medical record and apply its oncology training to each unique patient case.

  • Quickly generate a list of potential treatment options ranked by applicability—recommended, for consideration, and not recommended.
  • Review treatment options and supporting evidence side by side to understand Watson’s rationale and quickly access the relevant articles and clinical data.
  • Help patients understand specific care options available to them.

Consume and share large amounts of dynamically curated data.

  • Ability to keep pace with the growing and changing body of relevant guidelines, trials, articles, and patient data.
  • Confidently derive key insights from the relevant information and medical advances that are applicable to a patient’s condition.
  • Develop a more individualized, patient-centric approach to oncology while helping to increase time for patient-physician interactions.

Understand and address unwanted variation of care delivered across a health system.

  • Access actionable metrics that illustrate how and why treatments are employed.
  • Provide the ability to view adherence to Watson for Oncology evidence based protocols over time to understand variability and trends at their institution.
  • Information to help communicate clearly with patients and other doctors in all treating locations.

Manipal Hospitals

Using Watson to help meet India’s rising cancer challenge.

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Bumrungrad International Hospital

Conducting case evaluation at referral offices across four continents.

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Jupiter Medical Center

Helping a large regional medical center in Florida address the evolving U.S. oncology landscape.

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90% concordance with tumor board recommendations on breast cancer

Manipal Hospitals put Watson to the test, comparing the evidence-based recommendations of Watson for Oncology to that of Manipal’s tumor board (the team of 12-15 cancer specialists who review the most complex cancer cases each week). In a double-blinded study, the doctors at Manipal found that Watson was concordant with the tumor board recommendations in 90 percent of cases breast cancer. The study was presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

*Source: Presentation by Prof. Dr. S.P. Somashekhar, Chairman, Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Center, Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore, India at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, December 9th, 2016

Watson for Oncology is helping physicians around the world reduce the time they spend searching for the insights they need to practice patient-centric cancer care. Find out how Watson Health can help you today.

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