Watson at Work: Achieving Better Outcomes With Doctors and Their Patients

IBM's Watson Computer

IBM’s Watson Computer

The Atlantic reports: “Since defeating Jeopardy!’s all-time champions two years ago, IBM Watson has evolved from a quiz show winner to an innovative set of award-winning working cognitive solutions. IBM has commercialized these offerings to help leading healthcare organizations tackle major challenges. By partnering over the past year with organizations including WellPoint and Memorial Sloan-Kettering, we have successfully transformed Watson into a leaner (25% smaller), faster (240% greater throughput), and smarter system that’s poised to help transform how doctors work to increase efficacy and efficiency in treating their patients.

Last month we achieved a critical milestone, unveiling the first two commercial Watson enabled solutions, a feat achieved in under a year versus the four and one-half years it took to advance the technology out of IBM Research for the Jeopardy! use case. These new breakthroughs have the potential to transform the quality of care, speed of delivery, and efficiency of operation, forever transforming the way healthcare is taught, practiced and paid for. “

Read more: http://www.theatlantic.com/sponsored/ibm-watson/archive/2013/04/watson-at-work-achieving-better-outcomes-with-doctors-and-their-patients/275004/#ixzz2Qw1uIlEm


About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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