IBM’s Watson Can Treat Cancer Patients Faster Than Doctors
The supercomputer has been taught complex clinical information to improve health care quality and efficiency.
IBM‘s Watson has been trained at WellPoint and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for over a year in the areas of oncology and utilization management. The supercomputer is helping to transform the quality and speed of care delivered to patients.
Clinicians and technology experts have spent thousands of hours “teaching” Watson how to process, analyze and interpret the meaning of complex clinical information using natural language processing. It has taken on board over 600,000 pieces of medical evidence, two million pages of text from 42 medical journals and clinical trials in the area of oncology research.