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IBM’s Watson Serves As A Research Assistant To Dermatologists

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Modernizing Medicine is partnering with the tech company to embed the platform into their dermatologist software package.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 19 may 2014

Early last year IBM revealed that it plans to invest up to $1 billion into Watson, its cognitive computing platform. The tech company also announced that $100 million of that investment will go to venture capital for companies that are developing new ways to use Watson for their products or businesses.

One of those companies turns out to be Florida-based company Modernizing Medicine, a firm that develops electronic medical record (EMR) systems that can be used on an iPad or through a web portal. The company is planning to embed Watson into their dermatologist software package, EMA Dermatology.

Watson will gather comprehensive peer-reviewed medical journal articles and will serve up relevant and useful content when dermatologists pose queries, describe symptoms, or search for information and stats about different conditions. The aim is to give dermatologists a way to access evidence-based data that they can use to make informed diagnoses and recommend appropriate treatments.

In a press release, Modernizing Medicine CEO Dan Cane said,

This project has the potential to revolutionize the accessibility of information for our customers across the country. It’s like having a skilled research assistant with access to a medical reference library and an expert advisor available at your fingertips.

The system will be able to access sources such as JAMA Dermatology from The JAMA Network and the American Medical Association international publications group. JAMA Editor-in-Chief Howard Bauchner, M.D., stated, “We are very excited to see our content used in such a way that physicians can make decisions based on the best possible evidence at the point of care.”

Modernizing Medicine presented the new features of its EMA Dermatology software at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in Denver.

The company’s partnership with IBM is only a part of IBM’s announcement last May 16 when the tech company revealed its new partnerships with companies that are developing “Made with Watson” apps. Aside from Modernizing Medicine, IBM has also partnered with workforce software firm Reflexis Systems, Inc. and finance app maker Modulus.

Check out Modernizing Medicine’s latest cloud-based EMR system below.

Modernizing Medicine // IBM

Source: FastCo

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