Agfa HealthCare has joined forces with 15 health systems, academic medical centers, ambulatory radiology providers, and imaging technology companies in the Watson Health global medical imaging collaborative. The health care IT vendor and its collaborators will focus on using cognitive imaging to care for patients with breast, lung, and other cancers, in addition to heart disease, diabetes, eye health, and heart disease and stroke.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to collaborate with IBM and Watson,” says James Jay, vice president of imaging IT and integrated care solutions businesses at Agfa HealthCare. “Together, we will look for ways to advance our customers’ ability to leverage the analytics power of Watson united with our own Enterprise Imaging platform, to assure that the right knowledge is available, at the right time, to help diagnose and treat their patients.”

Agfa HealthCare and its partner organizations will leverage Watson to distill actionable information from previously unstructured imaging and data and include a wide variety of data from other sources, such as electronic health records, radiology and pathology reports, physicians’ progress notes, lab results, and articles published in medical journals.

For more information about this partnership, visit Agfa HealthCare.