Cognitive computing for electronic medical records

Murthy V. Devarakonda, Neil Mehta

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

6 Scopus citations


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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHealthcare Information Management Systems
Subtitle of host publicationCases, Strategies, and Solutions: Fourth Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783319207650
ISBN (Print)9783319207643
StatePublished - Sep 21 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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