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IBM Watson Health

In March 2017, SNOMED International and IBM announced that Watson Health will adopt SNOMED CT for use in Watson Health offerings in support of IBM’s commitment to comprehensive standardization of patient data worldwide.
The agreement between SNOMED International and IBM Watson Health breaks new ground and allows for significant impact, pairing SNOMED CT’s 325,000+ clinical concepts with Watson’s cognitive capabilities. The full agreement can be downloaded from the Information Sheets below. 

SNOMED CT presents clinically-relevant concepts and modifiers consistently and comprehensively, providing a ‘global language of healthcare’. Standardizing IBM Watson Health’s offerings on SNOMED CT supports efforts to provide customers and collaborators with clear information to help clinicians arrive at sound medical decisions and support the efficient delivery of quality care.

About IBM Watson Health
Watson is the first commercially available cognitive computing capability representing a new era in computing. The system, delivered through the cloud, analyzes high volumes of data, understands complex questions posed in natural language, and proposes evidence-based answers. Watson continuously learns, gaining in value and knowledge over time, from previous interactions. In April 2015, the company launched IBM Watson Health and the Watson Health Core cloud platform (now Watson Platform for Health). The new unit will help improve the ability of doctors, researchers and insurers to innovate by surfacing insights from the massive amount of personal health data being created and shared daily. The Watson Platform for Health can mask patient identities and allow for information to be shared and combined with a dynamic and constantly growing aggregated view of clinical, research and social health data. For more information on IBM Watson, visit: For more information on IBM Watson Health, visit:

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