Friday, August 07, 2015

IBM Makes a Billion-Dollar Bet on Medical Imaging | Re/code

Data diversification

"IBM said today that it has reached a deal to spend $1 billion to acquire Merge Health, a publicly held medical imaging company based in Chicago.

Big Blue says it wants to combine Merge’s capabilities in processing and handling medical and diagnostic images with its Watson cognitive computing platform. It hopes to harness Watson’s abilities to glean insights from large bodies of data — Merge’s systems are in use at 7,500 hospitals and clinics in the U.S. — to analyze images and help doctors and researchers make new discoveries."
IBM Makes a Billion-Dollar Bet on Medical Imaging | Re/code
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