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Caregivers get help from supercomputer

October 13, 2014
by Richard R. Rogoski
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Caregivers often develop health problems as a result of their caregiving responsibilities. To help them and those to whom they are giving care, Armonk, New York-based IBM and San Francisco-based GenieMD are partnering to provide answers to health-related questions.

Using IBM's supercomputer, Watson, GenieMD's mobile app will allow caregivers to ask questions and get personalized answers or tips. This is accomplished by Watson being able to analyze data collected from medical records, laboratories and wearable WiFi-enabled devices and then provide answers and recommendations based on an individual's unique profile.

“We are delighted to be an early adopter of IBM Watson cognitive computing technologies in personal healthcare. We strongly believe that through the power of IBM Watson and GenieMD technologies, we can empower individuals to be informed clients and carry a more meaningful conversation with theie providers which will result in better outcomes and will help lower the cost of healthcare,” said Dr. Soheil Saadat, founder and CEO of GenieMD in a press release.