CVS Health Teams Up With IBM’s Watson

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IBM and CVS Health have announced a new partnership that will pair the Watson super-computer’s cognitive capabilities with CVS’ 7,600 stores and 1,000 walk-in clinics. Beginning in early 2016, the system will be used to aid CVS Health’s nearly 70 million customers, focusing on patients who will benefit from long-term, proactive healthcare. The system will use Watson’s ability to process terabytes of information in moments to provide cost-effective, preventative, out-patient options for patients with conditions such as heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. This includes finding new and alternative treatments for common conditions. The ultimate goal of the program is to have CVS Health pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers working together to provide holistic care to patients.

(Source: Mashable)

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