The cloud is elementary, my dear Watson

Dr Watson and Sherlock HolmesIBM is branching into the health business with its Watson technology and has hired the CEO of Philips Healthcare to set up its Watson Health Cloud.

Deborah DiSanzo will run the business for Big Blue and has been given the task of expanding the business globally and look after a number of customers and partners including Johnson & Johnson, Apple, Medtronic, Epic and CVS Health.

IBM said it has expanded its portfolio with Watson Health Cloud for Life Sciences Compliance and Watson Care Manager.

The first of these is aimed biomedical companies to bring medical inventions to market more efficiently using a Cloud compliant infrastructure and applications.

Watson Care Manager integrates capabilities from Watson Health, Apple’s Healthkit and ResearchKit letting researchers use iPhones for a range of purposes.

IBM claimed that Watson has made significant inroads into the market since its introduction five months ago.