Artificial Intelligence’s reputation is having a significant reputational uplift. We have an academy award nominated film, “The imitation Game” ( http://theimitationgamemovie.com/) about arguably the father of AI, or even modern computing, that advocates passionately for the power of AI. We have IBM founding a new division ‘Watson’ based on the premise that cognitive computing can in fact be a profitable cloud based business service that IBM offers.
Looking at my own domain of punditry ‘software for healthcare’ I have to ask what if anything all of this AI thaw means to the technology, operational, financial, and marketing executives in Forrester’s client base? To answer that we have to look what products or solutions have entered the marketplace that are capable of changing the core models of healthcare.
After over a year of research, we are capable of saying that cognitive computing is important to healthcare and is more than a science project. What we have found is that there is a divide between big health care business and smaller ones. The big businesses, the ones that are true centers of excellence in the provider, payer, and drug research arena are using the advances of cognitive computing machine learning and big data to innovate in fundamental ways.Read more