Instrumented Interconnecteds Intelligent

Posted by
Guest in

Post feed

RSS 2.0

annafEditor’s note: This is a guest post by Anna Fredricks, IBM Healthcare Industry market manager.

IBM’s Watson will analyze natural language questions, posed as Jeopardy! clues, on U.S. television, February 14-16.  What else would be possible in a Watson-enabled future?  What if Watson could help physicians find evidence and scientific support for diagnosis and treatment decisions? What if Watson could act as a physician’s assistant during patient consults, crunching data from similar cases as the physician takes voice notes?

While medical centers don’t have a Watson to interact with, as Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek will, the same Smart Analytics technologies that Watson relies on to answer the quiz show clues is available today and is being applied to solve healthcare problems.

Creating value from health data

While poor information still hinders the ability of healthcare providers to consistently and accurately diagnosis patient conditions, today’s health analytics solutions are giving care providers, administrators and insurers new ways to understand what works, what does not work and why.

For example, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology saw a need to better detect neonatal babies’ subtle warning signs of complications – but doctors needed greater insight into the moment-by-moment condition of the babies.

YouTube Preview Image

IBM health analytics solutions (in this case, a first-of-a-kind stream-computing platform) provide the insights that give caregivers the ability to proactively intervene in the case of complications, such as detecting infections in premature infants up to 24 hours before they exhibit symptoms. This capability provides an unprecedented ability to glean insights from vast amounts of data, to spot trends in real-time and to take action.

According to the April, 2010 Harvard Business Review, doctors inaccurately or incompletely diagnose patient illness an estimated 15 percent of the time.

In another example, the University of North Carolina Health Care System decided to connect the complex and diverse information from across its operations.

YouTube Preview Image

Sources of UNC’s information range from patient admissions data, to lab results, to radiology images. For this information to be useful across all of its operations, UNC needed to first synchronize these disparate sources into a “single version of the truth” – in the form of a data warehouse later called the Carolina Data Warehouse for Health (CDWH).

“Our key challenge is that every part of the UNC system – the academic medical center, the school of medicine and schools within the university – as well as outside institutions, wants the data that the data warehouse offers,” said Dr. Donald Spencer, Associate Director of Medical Informatics for the UNC Health Care System.

Now, physicians to researchers can feed data, from patient records to X-ray images into the CDWH. The data warehouse’s single-point of access and healthcare informatics capabilities allow researchers, clinicians and administrators from other areas of UNC to analyze the data – leading to improved patient care.

A medical Watson

And in the future, doctors may be able to couple IBM’s currently available health analytics solutions with the Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology in Watson to discuss a patient’s exam results. A medical Watson could dissect information from similar cases, producing diagnosis suggestions, in real time, backed by evidence for the doctor’s review.

Health analytics solutions that exist today could benefit from advances in analytics that come as Watson’s team of researchers push the boundaries of the technology in this Grand Challenge.  While I’ll be watching Watson compete on Jeopardy! on February 14 and cheering for the team to win, I’ll actually be cheering for the progress this challenge will provide in terms of improved physician assistance and patient care.

Bookmark and Share

Previous post

Next post

16 Comments
 
November 20, 2014
8:18 pm

Hair removal in some areas is essential to replace the areas where its growth has stopped.
Consult with a veterinarian for the proper dosage based on the individual pig’s weight.

Any cosmetic plastic procedure could be a worthwhile and extraordinary experience for both the
patient and surgeon, if this is done in the light of surgical
standards in term of safety.


Posted by: igrow laser before and after
 
September 30, 2014
11:13 am

Exclusive apparels cost more than the ordinary clothes. Here
are a few tips to prevent basketball injuries.

Then, too, there is still another aspect to celebrity maternity
wear.


Posted by: french connection bandage dress blue
 
September 25, 2014
1:22 am

Just re-cover the counter with a new laminate sheet.
These types of surgeons are often targeting patients with big
budgets who are ready to shell out the big sum of money just for looking better.
Lack of hospital privileges really should sound alarm bells within your thoughts.


Posted by: lisa rinner botched plastic surgery
 
September 20, 2014
9:34 am

Bill Murray is a former IRS auditor who can help you with your taxation issues.

If you live in California, you not only have your
federal return to prepare, but also your California state
tax return. Many expats believe that because
their foreign earned income is below the exclusion limit they do not need to
file a return.


Posted by: Boca Raton CPAt test locations
 
September 14, 2014
3:03 am

You will probably recognise some or all of these as some as used more than others with very great success
in carp baits:. I have been using products from
Newfields Baits for a while and their green lipped mussel extract
is simply amazing. If you’re worried about your stored wine going bad in the
heat of your boat, you need to invite me over.


Posted by: cyber monday deep freezer deals
 
September 11, 2014
3:19 pm

Lawyer or attorney Victorianne Musonza, Lawyer At Laws, Licensed in NY
And NC, Maxwell Law Office, PLLC is accepted to rehearse rules in Rhode
- Tropical isle and Massachusetts, so the Federal government Section Courts, which is a member of the Pub of the us Superior Court.
Educating these customers in how to handle their tax affairs in the
future can save them many thousands of dollars. Every year, thousands of vacancies open up
in the public sector.


Posted by: Boca Raton CPA firms
 
September 9, 2014
6:30 am

Quite a few treatment centers impose as per the time required
each meeting. Vitamin C is found in many foods, notably the citrus group.
Hair loss is something that affects millions of people all over the
world, and it can be a very embarrassing problem for many.


Posted by: laser light therapy equipment
 
August 26, 2014
1:06 am

After a quick lunch and a brief nap back at the mobile home, we resumed fishing about three o’clock
and fished all the way until dark. Wherever you go, different rules may apply,
and some of them will be regional only. Bait casting are multiplying reels,
with the spool mounted above the rod.


Posted by: deck Ideas Yugioh
 
August 19, 2014
3:08 am

Most Internet marketers are looking for a “get rich quick” solution for their problems, and they
come into this industry without learning the basics.
Your presence online is what a majority of your customers will base their opinion off of, so
spend extra time and money on cleaning up your name, if it’s been damaged
by negative reviews or unhappy customers. There are many
different features like your own profile, blogging updates, Street Talk, the
ability to comment and like Street Articles Facebook page, Street Articles Google +
page, Street Articles Twitter Page, and the ability
to interact with the owners (not to a great extent, they
are quite busy).


Posted by: social media marketing newsletters
 
August 18, 2014
9:17 pm

The note provided that all principal and accrued interest was due in a single balloon payment at
the end of the note term, and neither principal nor interest could be prepaid.
They come to the picture even in divorce cases in order
to establish compensation that is needed for child support or spouses.
For conducting the additional analysis on the specific
CPA network, which will assist you to earn funds, all you
want to do is you will need to place in the identify of that network along with some other
applicable keyword phrases that could possibly assist you in discovering out if there is any precise challenge with that individual organization.


Posted by: Boca Raton CPAs
 
June 25, 2014
2:10 am

I have read some good stuff here. Certainly price bookmarking for revisiting.
I surprise how much attempt you place to create this type of
wonderful informative site.


Posted by: Maureen
 
July 23, 2012
1:41 am

Nice post! This blog is very awesome…thanks for the great information.


Posted by: Medical Service
 
November 29, 2011
10:19 pm

WeDoCare Discount Plans has highly qualified doctors are dedicated to providing you with the best health care service possible.


Posted by: Health Care Provider Sunrise
 
November 20, 2011
1:34 pm

Great post.In near future all lab test will be complete by computerized system without manual touch.Hope,Future technology makes our life without diseases.Health analytic solution is a step to reach our medical system ultramodern and efficient.


Posted by: transcranial magnetic stimulation
 
October 25, 2011
6:17 am

Hello,
We facilitate the provision of independent analysis to support expert testimony, regulatory or legislative engagements. Frequently, this work includes economic, financial and statistical studies of varying data analysis, technical and http://www.stlouisbridal.com.


Posted by: Arbeej12
 
October 2, 2011
7:45 pm

advanced medical technology and with it, hopefully one day thanks to the technology can prevent diseases before they come, and thus save many lives


Posted by: Luis - hemorrhoids treatment
 
3 Trackbacks
 
February 19, 2011
7:40 pm

[...] Watson’s servers will eventually become available to a wider market (the technology is already being proposed for use in healthcare analytics) and thus make IBM money in the long run, but, and, this is more [...]


Posted by: The Human(e) Machine « jjvincent
 
February 17, 2011
4:36 am

[...] Watson’s servers will eventually become available to a wider market (the technology is already being proposed for use in healthcare analytics) and thus make IBM money in the long run, but, and, this is more [...]


Posted by: The Human(e) Machine | Varsity Blogs
 
January 14, 2011
3:57 am

[...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Greg Lambert, IBMResearch, IBM UR India and others. IBM UR India said: The analytics technology in IBM Watson is already helping healthcare providers today. http://fb.me/Qm4VUkPJ [...]


Posted by: Tweets that mention IBM Watson analytics technology assists healthcare providers today | A Smarter Planet Blog -- Topsy.com
 
Post a Comment