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ChrisMurphy
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2/13/2013 | 9:51:08 PM
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Don't underestimate the cultural change needed to put such techniques to work in the day to day practice of healthcare. very practically, what's the right step in the patient interaction to bring in the machine? how do you share the results, and debate the machine when your diagnosis goes against it? or instill confidence if you're just agreeing with a machine? Much left to learn.
D. Henschen
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2/11/2013 | 7:48:14 PM
re: IBM's Watson Could Be Healthcare Game Changer
The subtext here is that IBM's top exec thought ahead and made tough calls like selling off the printer business, the hard drive business and the PC business back when those were much tougher calls to make. Investments in Watson began in 2006, and there was no promise of an imminent payoff. In fact, they still have a long way to go, but this is about laying the groundwork for the IT business of 2020 and beyond. That took vision and courage.


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