August 3, 2015
CVS is recruiting IBM’s Watson to supercompute the health of 70M Americans. Can a computer predict chronically-ill patients on the decline? By having his Apple Watch-recorded heart data on hand (er, on-wrist), this man’s self-diagnosis saved a hospital stay—and probably his life.
Epic (and IBM) lost the competition for the hottest health IT contract of the year—as the Department of Defense struck a $4.3B deal with Cerner, Acceture, and Leidos to overhaul our military’s EHR system.