CVS, IBM collaborate to improve care management

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CVS Health and IBM have teamed up to combine predictive analytics and Watson technology to improve care management services for patients suffering from chronic disease.

With Watson’s cognitive computing capabilities, it can digest vast amounts of information and continuously learn, enabling healthcare practitioners to quickly gain insights from a mix of health information sources such as electronic health records, pharmacy and medical claims information, environmental factors, and personal fitness devices, according to an IBM announcement.

The Watson technology will help CVS Health employees provide guidance to patients and work with primary care doctors to treat patients dealing with chronic diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and obesity.

Read the full article: FierceHealthIT

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