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AAMC Joins IBM Watson Health Collaborative to Advance Cognitive Imaging

Anne Arundel Medical Center has joined the IBM Watson Health medical imaging collaborative. AAMC is among a select group of organizations to join the global initiative aimed to bring cognitive imaging into healthcare.

Watson is the first commercially available cognitive computing capability. The system, delivered through the cloud, can provide physicians with a dynamic and constantly growing aggregated view of clinical, research and social health data. It analyzes high volumes of data, understands complex questions posed in natural language, and proposes evidence-based answers. The augmented intelligence technology is designed to help physicians make personalized care decisions relevant to a specific patient, while building a body of knowledge to benefit broader patient populations.

As part of the collaborative, AAMC will work with Watson Health cognitive computing experts to train Watson on various health conditions. Watson’s rationale and insights will evolve, informed by the latest combined wisdom of each organization.

“We have long been committed to efficiently delivering high quality care to our patients in the communities in which they live,” said David Todd, medical staff vice president, Anne Arundel Medical Center, and medical director, Anne Arundel Diagnostic Imaging. “Our early adoption of Watson’s cutting-edge technology has the potential to revolutionize the way we deliver care to our patients by creating greater efficiencies and providing deeper insight to our physicians, allowing us to better deliver the world’s most advanced medical practices in the most personal of settings.”

Announcing the collaborative, Anne Le Grand, vice president of imaging for Watson Health, said: “With the ability to draw insights from massive volumes of integrated structured and unstructured data sources, cognitive computing could transform how clinicians diagnose, treat and monitor patients. Through IBMs medical imaging collaborative, Watson may create opportunities for clinicians to extract greater insights and value from imaging data while better managing costs.”

AAMC’s participation in the collaborative supports its strategic initiatives to shape the future of healthcare delivery both at AAMC and in Maryland.

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