Novo Nordisk, IBM Watson Health to Create “Virtual Doctor”

ENLARGE The IBM computer system known as Watson pictured in 2011. The supercomputer platform will analyze health data from diabetes patients to help them manage their disease. Photo: Associated Press By Denise Roland Denise Roland The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography @deniseroland denise.roland@wsj.com Dec. 10, 2015 8:00 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Novo Nordisk NVO -0.44 % A/S is teaming up with IBM IBM -1.04 % Watson Health, a division of International Business Machines Corp., to create a “virtual doctor” for diabetes patients that could dispense treatment advice such as insulin dosage. The Danish diabetes specialist hopes to use IBM’s supercomputer platform, Watson, to analyze health data from diabetes patients to help them manage their disease. Jakob Riis, an executive vice president at Novo Nordisk, said data from continuous blood-sugar monitors…


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