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Watson: good for baby boomers, puts doctors' diagnostic role in jeopardy


Watson: that Jeopardy win was a good beginning -- real win is ahead.  In a computer science building at Carnegie Mellon University last week, it was cute to watch the students file into a room to watch the last Jeopardy round on TV. So by now you know that IBM's super computerized multi-year Jeopardy effort paid off and Watson handily beat the two best human Jeopardy players. So what's Watson's next act? Soon, say IBM folk, Watson's tech will be commercialized within healthcare apps: "We're going to look at creating a product offering in the next 24 months that will help empower doctors to do higher quality decision making and diagnoses."  Interesting -- and even more so while thinking about Andy Kessler's WSJ analysis of the types of jobs threatened by technology, including the roles of today's doctors.

Number of Americans with Diabetes Projected to Double or Triple by 2050

10/22/2010


Older, more diverse population and longer lifespans contribute to increase


As many as 1 in 3 U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050 if current trends continue, according to a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Five vendors from Connected Health Symposium (2 of 2)


Tangential to the talk: technology for an aging population. Looking through the agenda of the Connected Health Symposium in Boston, it's apparent in an agenda so densely packed with doctors (not to mention the attendees, with 26 just from Mass General Hospital) that this is not a conference about technology and aging (duh!).  And that is despite the fact that the biggest patient dilemma for both the businesses and providers packing the rooms remains the aging and very old patients who fill their offices and hospital beds and run up the largest bills at end of life.  Among the sponsors and exhibitors, these vendors stood out for me as important for serving an aging population. In alphabetical order:

CredentialedCARE Corporation Launches Online Health Care Worker Credentialing Service

10/05/2010


New service performs comprehensive medical credentialing and background checks on prospective hires, as well as existing care providersSan Diego, CA


CredentialedCARE Corporation announced the launch of its newest Web site, CredentialedCARE.com, where employers can conveniently perform comprehensive searches and employment verification checks on prospective health care employees.

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