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IBM Forms New Health Data Analytics Unit, Extends Apple Partnership

14 April, 2015

IBM Forms New Health Data Analytics Unit, Extends Apple Partnership

IBM, through a deepened partnership with Apple and new acquisitions, is forming a new unit to analyze and profit from healthcare data gleaned from mobile devices.

In a flurry of press releases on Monday, the analytics firm said its new Watson Health unit will provide an open platform for physicians, researchers, insurers and companies focused on healthcare, Big Data and analytics.

The HIPAA-enabled Watson Health Cloud will offer data-based insights to medical firms which can then use this data to develop new healthcare solutions.

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