Key Note speaker - Rod Smith

BIG DATA and HIT ¯ An Evolving Force for Health Reform With the goals of increasing the quality of care and addressing rising costs, the health care industry is undergoing a transformation based on patient outcomes-based decision making. However, with over 80% of health care information residing in unstructured forms such as patient history, physician notes, pathology reports, and research journals, gaining insights from these sources remains a challenge for many health care organizations. Join Rod Smith, IBM Fellow and Vice President of Emerging Technologies as he discusses how IBM is applying technologies such as natural language processing, predictive analysis, and Watson with healthcare leaders such as Seton Healthcare and WellPoint to address healthcare's big data challenges, improving diagnosis and treatment.



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