July 23rd, 2012

Watson’s Next Test: Health Care

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Now, the Minnesota-made computer system is moving into real-world business applications, and the state's health care industry is looking for ways to tap in…While IBM hasn't announced Watson collaborations with any Minnesota health care organizations, it has had "conversations with most of the major players in town," said IBM's Barry Mason, vice president of global health care payers and senior location executive for the Twin Cities. Among those are the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group, which operates the nation's largest insurance plan, and its health services division, Optum.

 

Star Tribune by Jackie Crosby

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