Watson is able to facilitate a Health IT Exchange. It appears to be very useful as a diagnostic assistance tool for clinicians. Clinicians have to do what Watson is particularly good at, they have to sift through vast amounts of data and provide a diagnosis. Doctors need to listen to symptoms and correlate them with medical conditions.
Watson has the ability to take in and understand vast amounts of human language information. This natural language format for a supercomputer presents vast opportunity for improving human diagnostic skill. IBM Watson solutions are being developed in a manner that provides significant testing, ensuring solution compatibility with the computerized diagnostics.
Watson built for healthcare solution pairs natural language processing with predictive root cause analysis. Content and predictive analytics for healthcare helps elaborate evidence based decision making. By accurately extracting and understanding facts and relationships buried in large volumes of information, the path to more accurate diagnoses is being built, brick by brick so to speak. In this manner, Watson iis able to facilitate a health IT exchange.