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. Our mission statement: serve as a catalyst to improve and save lives globally while lowering costs – fueled by the power of cognitive computing.

The Watson Health lab in Haifa, Israel builds on and benefits from the unique knowledge and skills within the IBM Research – Haifa lab and the Israeli healthcare ecosystem. The Watson Health Lab in Haifa has been recognized as one of the worldwide strategic sites.

    Some of our focus areas are:
  • IBM Watson Platform for Healthcare: We are helping build this platform to provide Insights-as-a-Service through the application of advanced analytics and cognitive capabilities. The team in Haifa is developing key capabilities such as resiliency and high availability.
  • Blockchain for healthcare: IBM's work in blockchain is being positioned as the next frontier that will help solve some of the healthcare industry's interoperability challenges.
  • Visual analytics in healthcare: Our team is combining interactive visual interfaces with data analysis and modelling to support cognitive decision making and knowledge discovery tasks in healthcare and life sciences.
  • Cognitive benefits: We are helping transform member experience by unlocking the full breadth of information from multiple back-end systems to cost-effectively enable fast, accurate and personalized member interaction at scale. Powered by the cognitive capabilities of Watson and IBM's Benefits Analyzer Technology.
  • Medtronic partnership: Our work is transforming diabetes care with innovative solutions that improve patient outcomes and reduce costs for risk-bearing entities.

Senior Manager

David Botzer, Senior Manager, Haifa Watson Health

Jonathan Bnayahu, Manager, WH Innovative Technology & Solutions

Roie Melamed, Manager, Watson Platform for Health

Gilad Saadoun, Watson for Benefits