IBM’s Grand Vision for Better Healthcare

By: Ellyn McMullin, Research Associate and Daniel R. Matlis, President

How IBM Wants to Transform the Healthcare Industry – Part 1 

IBM has made a number of key announcements recently regarding the formation of a new business unit called Watson Health as well as a Watson IoT unit.

It is the vision of IBM Watson Healthto bring together clinical, research and social data from a diverse range of health sources, creating a secure, cloud-based data sharing hub, powered by the most advanced cognitive and analytic technologies and fed by the Internet of Things.  As we previously discussed in “IBM wants to use Watson to fix a Disconnected Healthcare System” Watson’s unique capabilities have tremendous potential in the Healthcare industry.

 As IBM’s vision continues to evolve we spoke with:

  • Pete Karns, IBM Vice President, Offerings, Internet of Things,
  • Michael Fahey , Offering Manager for Exogenous Data, IBM Watson Health
  • Andy Stanford-Clark, IBM (UK) Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventory, Internet of Things

to get their perspective on the impact of  Watson, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) on Healthcare.

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