IBM to buy into vision

IBM logoIBM said it is going to buy Marge Healthcare in a bid to merge its own Watson analytics with data and images from the medical company’s image management platform.

IBM is paying $1 billion for Merge, which sells its platform to over 7,500 healthcare sites in the USA.

IBM believes these organisations could plug the Watson Health Cloud into these organisations.

It’s the third health company IBM has bought this year after it launched Watson Health unit and buying Phytel and Explorys.

Big Blue is ambitious about merging rich image analytics with megical images accounting for as much as 90 percent of all medical data.