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Mike Rhodin: IBM, Epic, Mayo Clinic Aim to Connect EHRs with Watson Supercomputer

Mike Rhodin: IBM, Epic, Mayo Clinic Aim to Connect EHRs with Watson Supercomputer - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Mike-Rhodin
Mike Rhodin

IBM has partnered with Epic and the Mayo Clinic to help clinicians leverage IBM’s Watson cognitive computing system to access and analyze electronic health records.

Epic seeks to integrate the IBM technology into clinical decision support tools that are based on open architecture and designed to offer providers insight from medical literature, IBM said Tuesday.

Both companies aim for healthcare organizations to use the combined platform to share patient data, develop treatment protocols and customize care.

“This is just the first step in our vision to bring more personalized care to individual patients by connecting traditional sources of patient information with the growing pools of dynamic and constantly growing healthcare information,” said Mike Rhodin, senior vice president of IBM’s Watson group.

IBM and Mayo Clinic partnered to apply the Watson supercomputer in a pilot program to match individual patient needs with clinical trials.

The technology firm said it seeks to help industry manage huge volumes of personal health data with analytics, security, cloud and cognitive computing tools.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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