• 06-AUG-2015

  • SOURCE: IBM

Watson to Gain Ability to "See" with Planned $1B Acquisition of Merge Healthcare

On August 6, 2015 IBM announced that Watson will gain the ability to "see" by bringing together Watson's advanced image analytics and cognitive capabilities with data and images obtained from Merge Healthcare Incorporated's medical imaging management platform.

The vision is that these organizations could use the Watson Health Cloud to surface new insights from a consolidated, patient-centric view of current and historical images, electronic health records, data from wearable devices and other related medical data, in a HIPAA-enabled environment.