27 октября 2017
Innovative technologies will help to develop science and practice of medicine

The representatives of IBM Watson Health (vice-president, Dr. Shiva Kumar and IBM Health strategy leader, Ms. Julia Gulyanskaya) visited Sechenov University on October 19, 2017.
Prof. Petr V. Glybochko, Sechenov University’s rector, welcomed the guests. He told about the strengths of the University, its development strategy for the next several years and possible directions of cooperation with IBM.
Prof. Glybochko: "We are open for cooperation, joint work in the key areas of the University’s activities: research, education and treatment. We are interested in projects related to early diagnosis, big data processing and artificial intelligence. We pay much attention to informatization and development of digital medicine, because we believe the directions of the future. The introduction of new methods in practice will allow to reduce doctor’s work burden."
Dr. Shiva Kumar spoke about the opportunities in medicine due to use of information technology for the quality improvement in treatment and increase the efficiency of medical services.  
Discussion of the strengths of both IBM Watson Health and Sechenov University allowed to find touch points— the participants expect more details to consider topics for possible cooperation.

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