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IBM Announces Deals With Apple, Johnson And Johnson, And Medtronic In Bid To Transform Health Care

Posted by Matti Miranda on April 14, 2015 at 4:50 PM

Originally published on Forbes on April 13, 2015 by Matthew Herper.

Experts in health care and information technology agree on the future’s biggest opportunity: the creation of a new computational model that will link together all of the massive computers that now hold medical information. The question remains: who will build it, and how?

IBM IBM is today staking its claim to be a major player in creating that cloud, and to use its Watson artificial intelligence – the one that won on the TV game show Jeopardy – to make sense of the flood of medical data that will result. The new effort uses new, innovative systems to keep data secure, IBM executives say, even while allowing software to use them remotely.

“We are convinced that by the size and scale of what we’re doing we can transform this industry,” says John Kelley, Senior Vice President, IBM Research. “I’m convinced that now is the time.”

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