Moving into the 10th year, the US-based International Business Machines (IBM) is all set to make its strong foot hold to build a comprehensive system to associate medical data with mobile EHRs, on the line of Watson-like analytics capabilities.
Started in November 2009, Dallas-based Analytics Solutions Center, has confirmed that its IBM Content Analytics software would be utilized by BJC Healthcare in St. Louis and Washington University School of Medicine Center for Biometrics, with the aim to prune out unstructured medical data from 50 million documents.
As per experts, wide range of heath care organization, that are grappling with large chunk of medical records, would be able to manage data, with the support of physicians and researchers, to an extent that the comprehensibility of the medical status of the patients would be categorized and further, future medical intervention could be made.
The system would allow probing medical complications, presented by medical practitioners, and addressing difficult questions by referring large number of books, encyclopedia, periodicals, medical notes, exams and pathology reports.
With health care data growing at the pace of 35%, the IBM is of the opinion that government support, to increase accountability in the medical services, has influenced the management to take the decision pertaining to health analytics.