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IBM Watson at Cancer Center

IBM’s Watson supercomputer may be best known for single-handedly beating “Jeopardy!” game show champs but IBM has taken it one step further which is proving to be a huge benefit for the healthcare community.

IBM has partnered with WellPoint which will assist in buildingĀ applications that can be specialized for each doctor and organization.Ā Imagine the applications of this for healthcare in every specialization — quite impressive!

It is now being leveraged to help doctors at Cedars-Sinai’s Cancer Clinic in Los Angeles stay up-to-date on medical breakthroughs and treatments.Watson helps doctors by providing many different cancer treatment options in a matter of seconds by pulling data from current clinical records and treatments, historical records, and past cancer cases.