There are a number publicized use cases in the UK already. For example, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and a leading healthcare charity are seeing the first implementation of cognitive computing. Both projects are at a relatively early stage with live users working with the systems. For Alder Hey the initial work is focused on improving children’s experience before, during and after their hospital visit or stay. The healthcare charity is focused on using cognitive to help sufferers manage their specific condition more effectively. It is exciting to see these organizations utilizing and embedding cognitive computing into their ways of working.
More broadly there four areas of interest for specific use cases we are finding with clients:
* User Experience – Surprisingly the cognitive computing application focus has been around user experience. It was commonly assumed the main healthcare application would be clinical and decision making support, but the quick wins have been around user experience. Cognitive is being implemented and used to help with patient understanding of their conditions, how they can manage their condition and treatment, and potential consequences of procedures.
* Research – Huge amounts of data are being produced constantly, not only in real time through patient-clinician interactions and treatments, but also in new and ongoing research. Developing new insights, both into and across this vast amount of data is hugely important, and an ideal application area for cognitive computing.
* Clinical application – Another exciting and ground breaking area of focus is we have seen Watson being applied to Oncology. Now, the challenge is to make that pervasive across the healthcare system and create further instances of Watson for specific aspects of medicine such as pediatrics or maternal medicine, and then ever more specific areas within these spaces.
* Clinical and operational efficiency – Cognitive computing is being implemented and planned for optimizing procedures and processes to save money and offer a better way of working across organizations.
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