IBM Watson enhances ecosystem

IBM has announced the expansion of IBM Watson ecosystem, while IBM Watson established hybrid cloud capabilities and has also collaborated with Epic and Mayo.

IBM has announced new commercial partnerships and cognitive computing apps and services to advance the adoption of Watson technologies worldwide.

The company has also announced new partner-led client engagements to apply the power of Watson to transform industries and professions.

IBM has welcomed more than 270 new commercial partners to the Watson ecosystem.

The partnerships, in-market apps, partner-led client engagements and cognitive apps and services include Watson powered apps and technologies from Talkspace, Go Moment, Decibel and Epic; client engagements with Line Hotel, Centura Health, and Aberdeen Veterinary Clinic; content partnerships with Associated Press and others to expand Watson’s knowledge base and AlchemyData service to aggregate, analyze and organize historical news and editorial data.

In order to bring together unique and diverse third-party data ranging from general knowledge to industry-specific content IBM has expanded the Watson Content Marketplace.

Additionally, IBM brings new hybrid cloud capabilities for IBM Watson to help clients bridge enterprise data with web-based cloud applications for faster and more insightful data intelligence.

Users can now gain faster intelligence from data across multiple secure traditional and cloud environments by integrating IBM cloud capabilities for hybrid cloud.

Watson Explorer will be used as the on-premises platform for the application development, combining enterprise data sources into the application through a scalable environment.

IBM Watson analyses high volume data and understands complex questions posed in natural language.

Meanwhile, IBM has collaborated with Epic and Mayo Clinic to advance patient health by applying the cognitive computing capabilities of Watson to Electronic Health Records (EHRs). With the new capabilities, patients and providers can rapidly analyze the medical factors that could impact an individual’s health and wellness.

Company officials said the Watson and Epic software will be used to develop patient treatment protocols and personalize patient management for chronic conditions. Also, doctors and nurses can be assisted by providing relevant evidence from the worldwide body of medical knowledge.

On the other side, IBM and Mayo will pioneer cognitive computing in clinical trials matching for cancer patients. Physicians can enroll patients more quickly in the clinical trials with Watson’s speed and accuracy.

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