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Sep 15 2011

WellPoint and IBM Partner to Use Watson Technology in Health Care

WellPoint and IBM have partnered to develop applications using IBM’s Watson technology to assist physicians in diagnosing and treating patients.  Watson is the computer system that won $1 million on Jeopardy in February 2011.  In its new role, Watson technology will help achieve an evidence-based approach to medicine.  Watson-based technology could process information on a patient and a database of medical knowledge to produce diagnoses and treatments options for a specific patient.  WellPoint plans to initiate a pilot program for the technology in 2012.  

You may access WellPoint’s press release here or learn more about Watson here.