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IBM makes $1B bid for Merge to bolster Watson's image analytics capabilities

IBM has inked an agreement to buy Merge Healthcare for $1 billion. The acquisition would move its Watson computer system beyond natural language and into medical images, a field in which IBM thinks its computing power can improve the detection of changes and anomalies.

IBM to add image management to Watson via $1B buy of Merge

IBM's Jeopardy-winning Watson is known for its natural language abilities, but it will soon read medical images too, thanks to the company's planned acquisition of Chicago's Merge Healthcare for $1 billion.

IBM teams with Epic, cancer centers as healthcare push continues

IBM has continued its push into healthcare and research by striking deals with electronic health record software provider Epic, Mayo Clinic and 14 cancer institutes.

IBM's new healthcare biz gets to work on personalized cancer treatments

IBM is unleashing Watson on healthcare. The tech heavyweight's brand-new healthcare business unit says it will team up with 14 top cancer centers to turn genetic data into personalized patient treatments.

Dozens of hospitals to deploy IBM Watson computer in fight against cancer

IBM is rolling out at an enhanced, cancer-fighting version of its Jeopardy-winning supercomputer Watson at more than a dozen hospitals across the U.S. The move demonstrates the advent of Big Data, cognitive technology and personalized medicine in healthcare.

It's all about that data as IBM Watson Health teams up with J&J, Cleveland Clinic and more

IBM is unleashing Watson on healthcare. Fresh off a triad of big-name deals--Apple, Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson--the tech giant's brand-new healthcare business unit says it will work with 14 top cancer centers to turn genetic data into personalized patient treatments.

Apple, IBM team up for Watson-fueled assault on health research

Apple just gained a powerful ally in its push to make ResearchKit a core component of the health research toolkit. The Silicon Valley tech giant has tapped IBM for access to Watson, the data-mining and predictive analytics capabilities of which will be applied to health research.

How should IBM's Jeopardy-winning Watson be regulated?

IBM's artificial intelligence tool Watson is an expert at Jeopardy, but it can't answer the question as to whether the technology should be regulated as a medical device. That decision rests with Congress and the FDA, or perhaps lobbyists.

Pathway Genomics strikes IBM Watson deal and research collaboration

Pathway Genomics had a busy week. The San Diego, CA-based genetic testing laboratory began by securing an investment from IBM that will also give it access to Watson, before going on to form a cancer research collaboration with a registry created by researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering, Mayo Clinic, Dana-Farber and other organizations.

Cleveland Clinic teams with IBM to use Watson in genomics cancer research

IBM has made another foray into healthcare research. The latest collaboration sees the tech veteran team up with Cleveland Clinic to use Watson in genomics cancer research.