February 9, 2013
In this photo provided by International Business Machines, (IBM) Mark Kris, MD, Chief of Thoracic Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, left, and Manoj Saxena, IBM General Manager, Watson Solutions, demonstrate a tablet which will be used by both doctors and health Insurance to access medical applications on IBM’s “Watson” computer system, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 in Armonk, N.Y. IBM Corp., the health insurer WellPoint Inc. and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center announced two Watson-based applications on Friday, one to help diagnose and treat lung cancer and one to help manage health insurance decisions and claims.
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Dr. Watson is accepting new patients. The Watson supercomputer is graduating from its medical residency and is being offered commercially to doctors and health insurance companies, IBM said Friday.