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Cognitive Analytics and Solutions

IBM Research - Haifa

Health Informatics

Our team works on researching seed ideas for innovative healthcare technologies and bringing them to fruition for IBM clients. Our vision is to help grow Watson Health in Israel so it can function as a leading player both within IBM and within the global healthcare community.

Our expertise lies in the areas of machine learning, and its applications to healthcare and life sciences including, bioinformatics, medical imaging analysis and more. Our research is helping build better solutions for diabetes, epilepsy, hypertension, kidney problems, breast cancer, among other diseases and conditions.

We explore data to learn about drug efficacy and we perform clinical 'omic' analyses. One of our goals is to learn associations between disease phenotype and genomics, metabolimics, microbiome and other biological characteristics of the human body and the micro-organisms that live in it. Our work involves a deep understanding within machine learning frameworks, causality, and medical imaging.

Our research technologies include

  • Machine learning
  • Causal analysis
  • Medical imaging analysis
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cognitive computing
  • Text data analysis for healthcare

What's special about what we do?

Our work is about innovation and exploiting data to make smarter insights. We support pharmaceutical companies in designing and studying clinical trials, and specifically understanding post-launch patient data (Real World Evidence studies). This helps health policy makers carry out more informed decisions on how to prevent and proactively address particular health conditions. It can also help physicians make better decisions and diagnoses. We can analyze diverse data including radiology images, text data, structured data, and sensor data.

Who do we work with?

Our partners include pharma companies, leading academic institutions, ministries of health, hospitals and healthcare providers both in Israel and around the world, and not-for-profit organizations who lead health in developing countries and other parts of the world.