IBM Predictive Analytics to Detect Patients at Risk for Heart Failure

More great work coming out of our analytics group, working in partnership with leading healthcare providers and IBM Business Partners. ARMONK, N.Y. – 19 Feb 2014: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Virginia health systemCarilion Clinic has indentified 8,500 patients at risk for developing heart failure in a pilot project that could lead to early intervention and better careContinue reading “IBM Predictive Analytics to Detect Patients at Risk for Heart Failure”

Quantified Athletes: Reducing Injuries through Analytics

Those of you who attended the IOD conference back in 2011 were treated to an interview with author Michael Lewis and Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, of Moneyball fame (amongst many other achievements). One comment that’s stuck with me was a question tossed in at the very end of the interview.  Billy Beane was asked how it’s possibleContinue reading “Quantified Athletes: Reducing Injuries through Analytics”

Amtrak Writer’s Residencies – Social media done right

Via @austinkleon (Link to his post with more detail).  Excellent job, @Amtrak. Amtrak writer’s residencies Here’s what went down: in his PEN Ten interview, @AlexanderChee was asked where he best liked to write:I still like a train best for this kind of thing. I wish Amtrak had residencies for writers. That’s it. Two sentences. And then this happened:

IBM Invests $1B in new Watson Group

IBM announced today that it is establishing the IBM Watson Group, which will receive more than $1 Billion in investment to continue developing the capabilities of Watson and to make new cognitive applications and services available. Included in the $1B figure is $100M available for venture investments in the ecosystem for cognitive applications powered by Watson.Continue reading “IBM Invests $1B in new Watson Group”

IBM Research Unveils Two New Watson Related Projects

BM yesterday unveiled two new Watson-related projects in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.  WatsonPaths will provide medical students with a visual navigation through Watson’s analysis of a given case, providing possible diagnoses based on information it has extracted from an exhaustive set of reference materials and guidelines.  The WatsonContinue reading “IBM Research Unveils Two New Watson Related Projects”

$2 Million Awarded to Sutter Health, IBM and Geisinger Health System to Study Heart Failure Prediction

IBM, Sutter Health and Geisinger Health System announced today that they have received a $2M National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to apply big data analytics towards the early detection of heart failure. From the press release: SACRAMENTO, Calif., DANVILLE, Pa. and YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – 09 Oct 2013: Today,Sutter Health, IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) and Geisinger Health System announce theContinue reading “$2 Million Awarded to Sutter Health, IBM and Geisinger Health System to Study Heart Failure Prediction”

OPENPediatrics: Collaborating to improve medical care for critically ill children

“Every year, nearly 7 million children under age 5 die from illnesses like pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria despite the availability of life-saving medical solutions.” Last week IBM and Boston Children’s Hospital announced the OPENPediatrics forum, a global education portal designed to connect healthcare providers around the world so that they can share information and resources, workingContinue reading “OPENPediatrics: Collaborating to improve medical care for critically ill children”

We’re going to need a bigger shoebox

One of my favorite weekly diversions – the XKCD spin-off “What if” – this week answers the question “If all digital data were stored on punch cards, how big would Google’s data warehouse be?” It’s worth reading the whole post for the trail of logic that gets him here, but the answer boils down to the following: “15 exabytes of punchContinue reading “We’re going to need a bigger shoebox”

Ad Age: How IBM Is Schooling Tomorrow’s Data Scientists

Ad Age interviews Rich Rodts, IBM’s manager for solution specialists and global academic programs, regarding the work IBM is doing to ensure that companies will have a sufficient pool of data scientists to meet their needs.  (How IBM Is Schooling Tomorrow’s Data Scientists) “If we need to grow these skills, if we need to buildContinue reading “Ad Age: How IBM Is Schooling Tomorrow’s Data Scientists”

New IBM solution provides CFOs with a single view of customer and credit exposure

IBM today announced a new IBM Signature Solution for risk management, aimed at providing CFOs the visibility they need to improve customer profitability, manage the risk of loss, and make more informed capital management decisions. IBM was also recently named a leader in governance, risk and compliance (GRC) consulting according to a new IDC Marketscape on WorldwideContinue reading “New IBM solution provides CFOs with a single view of customer and credit exposure”