A look at Watson Health in New York

The editorial staff of MM&M recently visited IBM Watson's offices in New York, as part of its research examining IBM's big bet on healthcare. What ensued was the creation of Watson Week, an online editorial series that seeks to better understand and explain why IBM saw an opportunity to market the Watson cognitive computing system to the U.S. healthcare market at a time when it is undergoing rapid changes. 

The editorial team's tour of the Watson Experience Center in New York City began at the Immersion Room, a mini theater in which wraparound screens visualize the potential of Watson in healthcare. Our photographer was not permitted inside, but we saw a case study showing how Watson's cognitive computing engine can be used by doctors to speed up medical diagnosis. IBM's vision is for physicians to partner with Watson to “enhance human capability.”

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