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How 3D Printing and IBM Watson Could Replace Doctors

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Health care executives from IBM Watson and Athenahealth athn debated that question onstage at Fortune's inaugural Brainstorm Health conference Tuesday. In addition to partnering with Celgene celg to better track negative drug side effects, IBM ibm is applying its cognitive computing AI technology to recommend cancer treatment in rural areas in the U.S., India, and China, where there is a dearth of oncologists, said Deborah DiSanzo, general manager for IBM Watson Health. For example, IBM Watson could read a patient's electronic medical record, analyze imagery of the cancer, and even look at gene sequencing of the tumor to figure out the optimal treatment plan for a particular person, she said. "That is the promise of AI--not that we are going to replace people, not that we're going to replace doctors, but that we really augment the intelligence and help," DiSanzo said. Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush, however, disagreed.


With Cambridge-based Watson Health, IBM bets big on health care - The Boston Globe

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When Deborah DiSanzo, a veteran Massachusetts health care technology executive, went looking for her next career move, she made what might seem like an unusual choice: IBM Corp. But IBM's shift from computer hardware to software and services has taken the New York company deep into the world of doctors, hospitals, and drug companies. DiSanzo signed on as leader of its new health care division, called Watson Health, and got lucky when IBM decided to plant the unit's headquarters in Kendall Square: no relocation necessary. IBM is making a big bet on health care, and it's doing it here in the technology and life sciences hub of Massachusetts. Since IBM Watson Health was launched in 2015, the company has made four acquisitions worth about 4 billion and forged numerous partnerships with major hospitals, drug makers, and other companies.


IBM Watson manager, academics describe challenges, potential of healthcare AI

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Last week, hundreds of digital health entrepreneurs, investors, and executives met in Boston for the annual Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit. Among the more frequently discussed trends and technologies was artificial intelligence -- its promise, its stumbles, and how it should be implemented to best serve healthcare.


4 Ways IBM Watson's Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Healthcare

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Some say that artificial intelligence (AI) will radically change healthcare in the future. But that prediction overlooks an important detail: AI is already significantly changing healthcare. IBM (NYSE:IBM) Watson Health general manager Deborah DiSanzo spoke at the annual J. P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday. She provided an update on the progress that IBM Watson, the AI system famous for beating Jeopardy! DiSanzo highlighted four areas where AI is making a big difference today.


4 Ways IBM Watson's Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Healthcare

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Some say that artificial intelligence (AI) will radically change healthcare in the future. But that prediction overlooks an important detail: AI is already significantly changing healthcare. IBM (NYSE:IBM) Watson Health general manager Deborah DiSanzo spoke at the annual J. P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday. She provided an update on the progress that IBM Watson, the AI system famous for beating Jeopardy! DiSanzo highlighted four areas where AI is making a big difference today.