The Journal of mHealth Vol 2 Issue 4 (August) - Page 8

Fuelling a New Generation of Health Insights IBM's most sophisticated data analytics capabilities. Continued from page 5 Innovative partners including Welltok, Modernizing Medicine, Pathway Genomics and GenieMD are already u s i n g Watson’s cognitive computing capabilities, giving rise to a whole new breed of health apps that are redefining how individuals and organisations think about personal health management. Cognitive computing systems learn and interact naturally with people to extend what either humans or machine could do on their own. They help human experts make better decisions by penetrating the complexity of Big Data. “Watson Health builds on years of collaborative relationships with leaders across the healthcare ecosystem,” said Michael Rhodin, senior vice president, IBM Watson. “The ground breaking applications of Watson’s cognitive computing capabilities by medical clients and partners clearly demonstrate the potential to fundamentally change the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery worldwide. We’re excited to broaden access to world-class technology and to work with our partners to transform health and wellness for millions of people.” Capturing Real-time Data to Optimise Personalised Decision-making IBM is collaborating with Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic to create new health-based offerings that leverage information collected from personal health, medical and fitness devices. The results will be better insights, real-time feedback and recommendations to improve everything from personal health and wellness to acute and chronic care. These relationships are non-exclusive, and IBM anticipates many more companies to leverage the Watson Health Cloud platform. 6 IBM and Apple will expand their partnership with IBM Watson Health Cloud to provide a secure cloud platform and analytics for Apple's HealthKit and ResearchKit. This will support health data entered by customers in iOS apps and also arm medical researchers with a secure, open data storage solution with access to August 2015 Johnson & Johnson will collaborate with IBM to create intelligent coaching systems centred on preoperative and postoperative patient c a r e , including joint replacement and spinal surgery. Solutions will be mobile-based, accessing the Watson Health Cloud and leveraging IBM Watson’s cognitive capabilities. Johnson & Johnson will also look to launch new health apps targeting chronic conditions, which currently cost consumers as much as 80 per cent of the $7 trillion global healthcare spend. Medtronic will leverage the Watson Health Cloud insights platform to collaborate with IBM around delivery of new highly-personalised care management solutions for people with diabetes. The solutions will receive and analyse patient information and data from various Medtronic devices including insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors, and use this information to provide dynamic, personalised diabetes management strategies to patients and their providers. n Marketing & Content Publishing Packages We work with you to develop engaging, creative, and informative content that will help promote the results of your