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Friday, October 28, 2011

Healthcare Analytics and Intelligence

Healthcare is probably one of the best areas of opportunity to apply these technologies.  it is also one of the most complex, requiring the involvement of many professionals, imaging, sensors, physical tests, experimental designs and complex record keeping.  IBM pushes forward, continuing AI work started in the 80s:

" ... IBM today said it was rolling out software that will help doctors and insurance companies reduce costs by better analyzing and managing huge amounts of patient data.  IBM said its Content and Predictive Analytics for Healthcare package will let healthcare professionals go beyond traditional search and analysis of unstructured data by applying predictive root cause analysis, natural language and built-in medical terminology support to identify trends and patterns to achieve clinical and operational insights. IBM added that the processing was similar to the core technology found in its celebrated Watson supercomputer ... "

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