IBM and partners to transform personal health with Watson and Open Cloud

To dramatically advance the quality and effectiveness of personal healthcare, IBM is establishing a Watson Health Cloud that will provide a secure and open platform for physicians, researchers, insurers and companies focused on health and wellness solutions.  The HIPAA-enabled Watson Health Cloud will enable secure access to individualized insights and a more complete picture of the many factors that can affect people's health. 

Extending the company's exclusive Watson cognitive computing platform, IBM is:

  • Entering new partnerships with leading companies including Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic to help optimize consumer and medical devices for data collection, analysis and feedback.
  • Acquiring Explorys and Phytel to advance its healthcare analytics capabilities.
  • Establishing a dedicated business unit – IBM Watson Health, to be headquartered in the Boston, MA, area.

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