Watson Goes to Work for Wellpoint

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    Everyone's favorite Jeopardy!-winning supercomputer has a new gig: Wellpoint is bankrolling Watson's new career as a clinical decision support tool at Cedars-Sinai's Samuel Oschin Cancer Center:

     
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    I'd hate to put my life in the hands of a computer that gives answers in the form of a question.
     
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    Alex: "Death Panels are now staffed by this Super Computer".

    Contestant: "What is Watson".
     
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    Computerized medical records are great. Kaiser Permanente has used them for sometime and they will hopefully become common.
     
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    Right. Because electronic medical records can never be hacked, lost, stolen or sold.
     
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    You think written records can't be stolen?
    Good luck when someone treats you in an emergency without your computerized records.
     
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    Most things can be lost, stolen, or sold. But EHRs open a whole new world for quality measurement and improvement. And, yes, they create new possibilities for integrating decision support tools like Watson into the work physicians do.

    Last week, Rhode Island's largest insurer released the results of its recent EHR pilot:

     
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    No wonder dey consider health care a growth industry...
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    Outgoing WellPoint CEO made over $20M last year
    Apr 2,`13 WASHINGTON (AP) -- The compensation paid to outgoing Wellpoint Inc. CEO Angela Braly last year rose 56 percent, even as the company's shares slid on lower enrollment in its Blue Cross Blue Shield health plans.
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    Avon CEO 2012 pay package valued at $12.9M
    Apr 2,`13 -- The CEO of beauty products seller Avon Products Inc. received a compensation package valued at $12.9 million during her first year on the job.
     
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