CVS And IBM Want Watson To Predict Your Health

Posted: Jul 30 2015, 10:37am CDT | by , in Technology News


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CVS and IBM Want Watson to Predict Your Health
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  • CVS and IBM want Watson to predict chronic health conditions!

The pharmacy giant will use the super computer Watson to evaluate medical emergencies.

CVS and IBM have joined hands. The tech giant company IBM will allow the use of its super computer Watson by the pharmacy giant CVS. CVS will use Watson to determine chronic health problems.

The health problems will be evaluated in the red flag stage. Watson is a cognitive computing technology by IBM. Watson can predict chronic diseases in patients based on behavioral signs.

Watson was built in comparison to the human brain. Watson observes data, then interprets and evaluates it. Finally Watson gives a course of action. The partnership between CVS and IBM will allow advanced technology to aid health.

Both the companies will be working on coming up with a tool which can predict the health problems. The tool will be helpful for health care workers in predicting diseases, according to TechCrunch.

Watson already has connections with several medical care companies. The companies have a network called the Watson ecosystem. The Watson ecosystem allows doctors to assess diseases on mobiles.

CVS will use the Watson tool by feeding it data from patent clinical and medical records. Watson will them apply its cognitive process. The idea of the tool is to aid nurses and pharmacists in detecting disease risks.

Watson will be directed at determining the risk for chronic diseases such as heart diseases and diabetes. Both of these diseases have the highest fatality rate in the US. More than $2.9 trillion are spent annually on heart disease and diabetes treatment in the US.

The partnership with IBM will also allow CVS to access the Watson Health Cloud. The Watson Health Cloud has massive data on diseases uploaded daily.

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