IBM, Apple partner to anaylze medical data

As part of its partnership with Apple, IBM is taking advantage of health information gathered by the tech giant's devices to create its new Watson Health unit, designed to provide data analytics, Reuters reported.

Watson Health will aggregate health information from devices and providers in the cloud and give insights to health companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic. IBM will open a unit headquarters in Boston with 2,000 employees, including 75 medical practitioners. IBM also bought health technology firms Explorys and Phytel in order to expand its skillset in health data analytics.

Watson Health will integrate cloud services and analytics into Apple's newest health projects, HealthKit and ResearchKit. Article