Application of IBM’s Watson in Medicine


Martin Kohn, MD, Chief Medical Scientist at Jointly Health, explains how IBM’s Watson utilizes machine learning to process natural language and may be best applied in medicine and other sectors.

Filmed at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine Conference, November 2013.

Marty Kohn
About The Speaker

Dr. Martin Kohn is Chief Medical Scientist at Sentrian, creating predictive analytic systems integrating home monitoring with longitudinal health data for patients with complex chronic diseases. Dr. Kohn is a board-certified emergency physician with over 30 years of practice and management experience. He is an alumnus of MIT, Harvard Medical School and NYU and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American College of Physician Executives. He is board certified in Clinical Informatics and has published multiple articles and book chapters on clinical, technical and management subjects. Previously, Dr. Kohn was the Chief Medical Scientist for Care Delivery Systems in IBM Research developing analytic tools for healthcare, including the use of the Watson supercomputer in healthcare. He speaks frequently on the issues of healthcare transformation, the role of information technology, the Patient Centered Medical Home and clinical decision support.