Cognitive computing entering healthcare

Quote Cognitive computing, along with its technological brethren artificial intelligence and machine learning are wading into the provider space now. IT consultancy IDC, in fact, predicted that by 2018 nearly one-third of healthcare systems will be running cognitive analytics to extract real-world evidence from patient data that can inform personalized treatment.


Apixio, the company behind Iris, a big data computing platform for healthcare, just secured $19.3 million in venture investment to bring big data analytics to healthcare, a field notorious for its resistance to change.  It’s an exciting time to be interested in healthcare data science – and it remains to be seen how fast and how far we can go.


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Howard Chen
Vice Chair for Artificial Intelligence at Cleveland Clinic Diagnostics Institute
Howard is passionate about making diagnostic tests more accurate, expedient, and affordable through disciplined implementation of advanced technology. He previously served as Chief Informatics Officer for Imaging, where he led teams deploying and unifying radiology applications and AI in a multi-state, multi-hospital environment. Blog opinions are his own and in no way reflect those of the employer.

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