CVS Health to use IBM predictive analytics and Watson

IBM said CVS Health will use predictive analytics and Watson cognitive computing to transform care management services for patients with chronic disease.

Health care practitioners, including those across the CVS Health enterprise, will utilize Watson to gain insights from health information sources such as medical health records, pharmacy and medical claims information, environmental factors, and fitness devices to help individuals to meet health goals.
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The joint CVS Health/IBM Watson Health solution will be optimized for use across a range of chronic conditions.

“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,” said Mike Rhodin, senior vice president, IBM Watson.

IBM recently acquired Phytel, Explorys, and Curam to improve capabilities in patient engagement and population health.
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