IBM's Super Computer, Watson, Goes to Medical School: Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Decision Support
IBM's super computer, Watson, is going to medical school at Cleveland Clinic. What Watson has to bring to medicine is the potential for advanced clinical decision support, specifically algorithm-based, Bayesian decision analysis, rule based and expert systems. Several hurdles exist to accomplishing this: acquiring and validating of patient data, modeling of medical knowledge, keeping the data up-to-date, validate and integrate with the workflow. This process fits well with the Learning Healthcare System concept from the Institute of Medicine of taking research on...
Source: The Guardian 24 July 2014