Cognitive Computers in Healthcare

Health systems will be able to leverage advanced computer systems to help provide clinical support for their patients in the future as the costs come down. A major contributing factor to this will be the amount of work we are tasked with performing is ever increasing, yet we are asked to do it with fewer resources than ever before.


Currently, the volume of healthcare data recently reached 150 exabytes. At projected growth rates, the volume of healthcare data will soon be zettabyte and yottabyte scale. That’s enough data to fill a stack of DVDs that would stretch from Earth to Mars. Over time, we will start to see more companies leveraging these cogitative computers and licensing them to all of us, the healthcare professional at hospitals around the country.

Cognitive computers can help the healthcare industry in the following ways:

It can enable the gathering of information and expertise sharing. This will help the teams to collaborate and design programs that support patient care and program success.

Cognitive computers have the ability to see and analyze once-invisible data and evaluate it based on the leading the most current medical information, medical literature, and evidence-based guidelines. These insights can help as the medical organizations plan to care for each patient’s specific health needs.

Using cognitive computers, insurers can avoid unnecessary utilization by proactively managing preventive care for large numbers of people.

It has the ability to sit through available clinical trials and ensure that more patients are accurately and consistently matched to the right trials

It also has the ability to see more data and deliver more insights so that the healthcare organizations can create a more informed program that keeps your patients moving toward their goals to better health.

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