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Having a congress like this allows us to meet with different professions and interact around common topics and interests. It was very helpful for me to understand the challenges faced by my colleagues from other professions and disciplines. This gives us an opportunity to take a step back from clinical practice
and to interact, to be updated,
to reconnect and network.








~ Prof Julian Thumboo 
Director, SingHealth Health Services Research Centre


Programme >

IT Plenary
IT as an Enabler for Translating Quality Research to Optimise
Healthcare Delivery


 Track type: Plenary


 Duration: 45 minutes


 Location: Academia, Level 2, L2-S3 Exp

 Speaker: Mrs Farhana Nakhooda

IBM Watson Health is pioneering a new partnership between humanity and technology with the goal of transforming global health. Cognitive systems that understand, reason and learn are helping people expand their knowledge base, improve their productivity and deepen their expertise. With cognitive computing, we are now able to see health data that was previously hidden, and do more than we ever thought possible. What’s the difference between data analytics and cognitive computing in healthcare? Put simply, analytics addresses predefined problems; provides accurate and definitive answers; handles information with known semantics; deals only with known data types; and interacts in formal digital means with humans. Cognitive computing answers problems with a margin of error; handles information without explicitly knowing semantics; allows expansion into new types of data; and interacts in natural language with humans. Cognitive computing is considered by many to be the new era in healthcare.

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