IBM’s Watson to help CVS manage patient health data

IBM’s Watson to help CVS manage patient health data

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CVS will test Watson’s predictive analytics and cognitive computing abilities on existing claims data in hopes of advancing care management for patients with chronic disease beyond what is available today. The technology promises quicker and easier insights of health information from a variety of sources like medical health records, pharmacy and medical claims, environmental factors, and fitness devices that will help individuals manage their care and meet health goals.

The joint CVS/IBM solution will be optimized for use over a wide variety of chronic conditions, including hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. It will be available to insurers and other organizations serving the employer and health plan market and will focus on several key areas:

Helping to predict individuals at risk for declining health who may benefit from proactive, customized engagement programs

Encouraging patients to adopt safe and healthy behaviors, including adherence to prescribed medicines and healthy lifestyle regimens

Suggesting appropriate use of cost-effective primary care and out-patient providers.

"The capabilities of the IBM Watson Health Cloud, when coupled with CVS Health’s insights into medication utilization and patient behavior, could prove transformative for the industry," says Mike Rhodin, senior vice president, IBM Watson. "Improving care for people with chronic conditions supports IBM’s commitment to make big plays that advance the health and well-being of the global community.

For more, see the blog post from IBM’s Chief Health Officer, Kyu Rhee: How Watson Can Help Tackle Chronic Disease.

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