5 Ways Cognitive Computing Is Impacting Health Care

From broad population health management to highly individualized clinical decision support, advanced approaches to data analytics are changing the way providers interact with data and patients—even what it means to be a doctor. Cognitive computing technologies mimic the way the human brain draws connections between seemingly unrelated data. Powered with these technologies, intelligent machines can understand information in context and even have the ability to reason and learn. Cognitive computing encompasses various forms of artificial intelligence (AI), including machine learning, reasoning, natural language processing, speech and vision, human-computer interaction, dialog and narrative generation, and more. With cognitive computing, providers can uncover patterns in health data that previously were hidden, enabling them to do more than was possible before. Based on interviews with executives at Apixio, the data science company for…

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