The big data analytics technology is famous for beating Ken Jennings at Jeopardy, but Watson proves to be more then just good at Jeopardy. In early 2014 IBM launched the “IBM Watson Health Cloud” to collect clinical, research and social data from different kinds of text-bases sources. IBM also bought several health-related data companies, including Explorys, with its data set based on 50 million people, and Phytel, a provider of health management software, to get even more medical data.
According to Mike Rhodin, senior vice president of the IBM Watson Group, Watsen has been a big part of the IBM growth in analytics which was $17 billion last year. Which should make us al curious to see what game changing results Watson could provide for the Healthcare industry in the coming few years.