The Healthcare Innovation Spectrum: From Washing Hands to Cognitive Computing

There’s a spectrum of ways to innovate in healthcare. On one end is simple stuff, like making sure things are clean and germ-free. On the other end is exotic stuff, like using AI: Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing. Obvious questions: (1) where is the money going? (2) where is the value? (3) Is the money going where the value is? Simple answer: the “smart” money is going to exotic gee-gaws, ignoring near-term value and patient health. Where the Money is goingThe money is clearly going to exotica. Ignoring for the moment the billions IBM and others are pouring into what they call Cognitive Computing, VC’s are investing heavily in healthcare-directed AI. See this: We’re talking serious money here: While there are loads of conferences, trials, talks and articles talking about…


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