23 May 2017
Harrow Council: Reducing costs and empowering citizens
IBM Watson Health
Harrow Council in north-west London serves around 250,000 people, in one of London’s most religiously and ethnically diverse boroughs. It is also home to an increasingly large population over the age of 85, a group that is expected to double in size in the next 20 years. Tasked with reducing its social services budget by millions of pounds over four years, Harrow Council wanted to expand its My Community ePurse (MCeP) personal budget management solution . . .
17 May 2017
IBM Watson Gets New Logo
The logo picks up from the concept of its earlier version—IBM’s “Smarter Planet” icons—representing the abstract elements of AI with its circular design and exclamation marks. However, it lacked the three-dimensional magic that Watson closely relates to, and this new version captures the three-dimensional element beautifully. The muted colors too are a welcome digression from the harsh in-your-face color palettes being used for logos so far, and now create an enigmatic aura about Watson, the way it actually is. The cherry on the cake is the animations, which stand for an all-encompassing, fluidic and alluring intelligence with a futuristic streak.
16 May 2017
MAP Health Management partners with IBM Watson to bring cognitive computing to substance abuse treatment
While the Watson integration will be global for MAP Health, one of the first partners to deploy the cognitive computing abilities will be Aetna Behavioral Health, which will use the tool to help predict substance abuse relapses among its members. MAP Health and Aetna are working with addiction treatment providers to collect and analyze the patient data with the goal of develop treatment protocols and long-term strategies to support each patient in the way that works best for them.
To improve the delivery of mental health treatment, Talkspace's integration of the Personality Insights API will enable therapists with verbal cues from conversations to make more informed decisions about each user's personality, thinking style and emotional stress to connect them with the best therapist to provide treatment. Watson's natural language processing, hypothesis generation, and evidence-based learning capabilities allow it to function as an "assistant therapist" for Talkspace—one that can improve itself with each new correspondence.
11 May 2015
Watson Health - Six new initiatives
Mobi Health News
Since IBM launched its Watson Health business unit last month, the company has been busy, announcing a flurry of partnerships and deployments of its cognitive computing software in different sectors of the healthcare industry. Most of these announcements came out at the World of Watson symposium the company recently held in New York City. Here’s a roundup.
13 April 2015
IBM Announces Watson Health
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.