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IBM increases Watson's role in hybrid healthcare

Friday 24 February 2017

According to UC EXPO media partner CloudPro, IBM has announced enhanced features of its Watson Platform for Health Cloud to address changes in the security, regulation and compliance demands in the industry.

IBM has announced enhanced features of its Watson Platform for Health Cloud to address changes in the security, regulation and compliance demands in the industry.

Speaking at the HIMSS17 health tech conference, IBM's CEO and chairman, Ginni Rometty said hybrid architectures are essential for companies to ensure their products and services are working efficiently, while also ensuring they offer the complex, highly regulated environments demanded by the heath sector.

To help deliver this to organisations, the company has developed Watson Platform for Health GxP, a new data platform that's fully managed under the company's Watson Health Quality Management System to reduce the risks, costs and time it takes to gather the relevant information to prove compliance to the FDA in the US and other regulatory bodies around the world.

“Stakes are high for health data, so a health cloud environment needs to be designed differently than one built to host email or online shopping,” Rebecca Buisan, director of offering management for Watson Platform for Health, said.

Read more: CloudPro

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