The explosive growth of data has led to a situation where the human brain is overloaded with more information than it can process. It is particularly dire in healthcare where critical information may be buried in the mountains of data in the Electronic Medical Record systems (EMR systems) and healthcare workers struggle to make sense of this information to provide the best care for their patients. Cognitive computing, exemplified by Watson, offers the promise of transforming EMR systems from mere data storage to intelligent systems that help physicians in providing improved patient care.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Healthcare Information Management Systems|
|Subtitle of host publication||Cases, Strategies, and Solutions: Fourth Edition|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||23|
|State||Published - Sep 21 2015|
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