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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Watson, the VA and PTSD

An interesting example for Watson, in Mashable: 

"  ... IBM and the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced they'll be using IBM's Watson to develop a clinical reasoning system to help primary care physicians treat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Watson will ingest the electronic medical records for millions of veterans to find patterns — the kind that will help the Veteran's Health Administration (part of the V.A) healthcare professionals make diagnoses and find solutions more quickly for the 8.3 million veterans currently in its care.

Like many of Watson's other projects, this will allow clinicians to ask natural-language questions. Watson will answer based on massive amounts of data that, for this project, will reside in an Austin-based data hosting facility. ... "  

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