VELCO and IBM Research Announce the Creation of Utopus Insights

Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) and IBM today announced the creation of Utopus Insights, Inc., based in Valhalla, NY. Utopus Insights is a new company that will strive to be a leading provider of the next generation of intelligent energy solutions.

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 3:26 am

Chubb Taps IBM For IT Integration and Infrastructure Consolidation

IBM today announced a new multi-year services agreement with Chubb, the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company, to consolidate and integrate the company’s IT infrastructure following ACE Limited’s January 2016 acquisition of The Chubb Corporation.

Posted on: 22 February 2017 | 8:01 pm

Northern Trust and IBM Pioneer Use of Blockchain Technology to Help Transform Private Equity Administration

Northern Trust, in collaboration with IBM and other key stakeholders, has launched the first commercial deployment of blockchain technology for the private equity market.

Posted on: 22 February 2017 | 1:05 am

IBM and Avamere to Bring Cognitive Eldercare Research to Senior Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities

IBM and the Avamere Family of Companies (Avamere Health Services, Infinity Rehab, Signature Hospice, Home Health, Home Care) today announced a six-month research study that will apply the power of IBM cognitive computing to help caregivers improve eldercare at senior living and health centers. By analyzing data streaming from sensors in senior living facilities, Avamere hopes to gain insights into physical and environmental conditions, and obtain deeper learnings into the factors that affect 30-day hospital readmission rates in patients.

Posted on: 21 February 2017 | 11:01 pm

IBM Research is Training Watson to Identify Eye Retina Abnormalities

IBM Research has today announced new research developments in IBM Watson’s ability to detect abnormalities of the eye’s retina. The Melbourne based IBM researchers have trained a research version of Watson to recognize abnormalities in retina images, which could in the future offer doctors greater insights and speed in their early identification of patients who may be at risk of eye diseases – such as glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in the developed world.

Posted on: 21 February 2017 | 2:03 am

Atrius Health and IBM Watson Health Forge Agreement to Bring Cognitive Insights to Primary Care Physicians and Their Patients

Atrius Health and IBM Watson Health today entered into an agreement to develop a cloud based service designed to improve the physician-patient experience. By providing a holistic view of the multiple influences on an individual’s health, including social determinants, Watson Cognitive Insights could be designed to support shared decision making between physicians and patients. Atrius Health is an innovative nonprofit healthcare organization with 875 physicians caring for 675,000 patients in eastern Massachusetts.

Posted on: 19 February 2017 | 7:01 pm

IBM Watson Health Value-Based Care Solutions Debut at HIMSS17

At the 2017 Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Orlando, IBM today introduced several new offerings, collaborators and clients. IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty will deliver the HIMSS17 opening keynote address today from 8:30-10 am ET, broadcast live on,, and Her remarks examine the advent of the Cogntive Era and the implications on the development of new medicines, precision medicine, population health and value-based care.

Posted on: 19 February 2017 | 7:01 pm

Central New York Care Collaborative (CNYCC) Chooses IBM Watson Care Manager to Improve Health Across the Region

IBM Watson Health and the Central New York Care Collaborative (CNYCC) today announced an agreement to create a cognitive population health platform intended to connect more than 2,000 healthcare and community based providers across six counties in Central New York. The platform will be designed to help improve health for residents across the region, with the goal to reduce costs in the Medicaid system by decreasing the amount of avoidable emergency department visits and hospital readmissions by 25 percent over the course of the program. The population health platform will integrate IBM Watson Care Manager with broader Watson Health offerings and run on the Watson Health Cloud.

Posted on: 19 February 2017 | 7:01 pm

IBM Unveils Expanded Watson Platform for Health Cloud Capabilities and Introduces the Watson Health Consulting Services Unit at HIMSS17

At the 2017 Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Orlando, IBM today introduced expanded capabilities for the Watson Platform for Health Cloud and a specialized Watson Health Consulting Services unit dedicated to helping clients and partners across the healthcare ecosystem capture the business opportunity of cognitive computing in healthcare.

Posted on: 19 February 2017 | 7:01 pm

Watson Health Medical Imaging Collaborative Expands to 24 Members; IBM Debuts Watson Imaging Clinical Review, the First Cognitive Imaging Offering

IBM today at HIMSS17 introduced IBM Watson Imaging Clinical Review -- the first cognitive imaging offering from Watson Health -- and announced the expansion of the Watson Health medical imaging collaborative to 24 organizations worldwide, adding clinical and industry expertise for the worldwide initiative already tackling eye, brain, breast, heart and related conditions.

Posted on: 19 February 2017 | 7:01 pm