IBM Watson Health committed to advancing health and human services

Using advanced technology IBM Watson Health enables professionals to share health data and deliver insight to furthercare through hospitals, providers, insurers, researchers and patients. We have set an ambitious goal to improve lives and give hope by addressing the world’s most pressing health challenges.
It’s humanly impossible to keep up with the daily proliferation of healthcare data. We’ve created a connected ecosystem across the healthcare industry to harness expertise from this information and determine shared value.

Data explosion

2,310 +

exabytes of healthcare data projected by 2020

Dynamic delivery

1 Week

a week’s hospital stay can equal hundreds of pages in electronic health records

Value vs volume

$47 Trillion

trillion estimated global economic impact of chronic disease by 2030

Efficient research & development


drugs currently in development that make it to market

Our focus areas

Charging into the future, Watson Health is supported by the innovation of IBM, the dynamic intelligence of Watson, and our collective expertise in and commitment to improving the health industry.
To do our part in driving bold and comprehensive transformation, we’ve built best-in-class capabilities in six key areas across the healthlandscape:

Oncology and genomics

  • Allowing cancer patients to benefit from cognitive knowledge


  • Expanding the role of medical imaging forbetter patient care

Life sciences

  • Accelerating targeted and effective therapies

Value-based care

  • Reducing costs and addressing quality


  • Improving the value of health and human services


  • Empowering individuals to be proactive and self advocate for healthier lives