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Doctor Evidence Brings Valuable Health Data to IBM Watson Ecosystem

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Today, Doctor Evidence, a clinical health research data provider, announced a content partnership with IBM (NYSE: IBM) Watson to contribute valuable clinical cancer research content to Watson’s oncology solutions and developer ecosystem. The partnership is part of IBM’s work to help the medical community advance patient-centered care through its new Watson Health unit.

To date, IBM’s Watson for Oncology solution has ingested nearly 15 million pages of medical content, including over 200 medical textbooks and 300 medical journals. Doctor Evidence brings more than a decade of experience in rigorous evidence-based medical methodologies and technologies to the Watson Ecosystem. The organization will contribute 2 million additional data points from highly structured, peer-reviewed content, including thousands of clinical papers, conference proceedings, abstracts on remissions, patient survival cases, epidemiology, and drug label data from the U.S. and Europe. This medical information will be added to Watson’s existing corpus of health data that includes content from partners such as the American Society of Clinical Oncology,, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others.

“New streams of data represent the fuel that powers Watson and informs the many partner apps and services created today to help improve people’s health,” said Stephen Gold, vice president, IBM Watson. ”Our partnership with Doctor Evidence will enable practitioners to apply Watson in ways that provide new insights and discoveries as they continue to advance personalized health care"

“Our oncology data contains valuable information that could truly help doctors provide personalized treatment options to their patients,” said Robert Battista, CEO and co-Founder of Doctor Evidence. “By integrating our data with the Watson Ecosystem and Oncology Solutions, we hope to make that information more actionable for clinicians, and we look forward to seeing how app developers will leverage the high-quality clinical evidence we supply.”

Data provided by Doctor Evidence will also enhance Watson ecosystem partners’ ability to build oncology related apps. Members of the Watson Ecosystem are bringing a variety of apps to market designed to address issues across the healthcare spectrum, from personal health management, to genomic-based health advice, to dermatology and multiple sclerosis. Developers and entrepreneurs building Watson apps have the option of leveraging their own curated data as a corpus of knowledge for Watson, or drawing from corpuses of data in the IBM Watson Content Marketplace.

About Doctor Evidence

Doctor Evidence is a leader in technological solutions for Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) with a mission to support efforts of healthcare providers and patients to gain access to important evidence-based knowledge, based on the most timely and relevant medical evidence and related analytics, to inform clinical decisions and improve the health and wellbeing of patients worldwide. This specialty software and services company’s methodology uses a Digital Outcome Conversion (DOC™) approach for transforming data from published clinical studies, epidemiological databases, and other sources, into reusable and updatable databases.

About IBM Watson: Pioneering a New Era of Computing

Watson is the first commercially available cognitive computing capability representing a new era in computing. The system, delivered through the cloud, analyzes high volumes of data, understands complex questions posed in natural language, and proposes evidence-based answers. Watson continuously learns, gaining in value and knowledge over time, from previous interactions. With the help of Watson, developers and partners are building apps and services that harness the power of cognitive computing to transform industries, help professionals do their jobs better, and solve important challenges.

IBM continues to build on its strengths in cognitive computing, analytics, security and cloud with IBM Watson Health and the Watson Health Cloud platform. This unit is helping improve the ability of doctors, researchers, health plans and individuals to innovate by surfacing new insights from the massive amounts of personal health data being created daily. The Watson Health Cloud allows this information to be anonymized, shared and combined with a dynamic and constantly growing aggregated view of clinical, research and social health data.


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