VA Using IBM’s Watson Computer System To Help Treat Veterans With PTSD

The Baltimore Sun (1/10, Mirabella) reported that IBM’s Watson computer system is being used by US Department of Veterans Affairs physicians “to help…treat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.” Recently, the VA “launched a two-year pilot program to study new ways of searching electronic medical records and medical literature.” The pilot program, “which will rely on simulations but use actual patient records, is intended to evaluate how the IBM technology can speed up clinical decisions.”

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— “IBM’s cognitive computer Watson could use skills to help treat veterans with PTSD,” Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun, January 12, 2015.

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