(USA)

A pioneering American hospital is working with IBM to create cognitive hospital rooms powered by IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT).

Three facilities at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Inc will launch the rooms to transform patient care by personalising it.

Patients will be able to access information via speakers in the rooms connected to the IBM Watson IoT Platform that taps IBM Watson cognitive computing and natural language capabilities.

“Being in a hospital can often be a hectic, anxiety-ridden, or even intimidating experience for patients and their loved ones. If we can minimize that discomfort, even a little, we are doing a lot to increase the well-being and care of our patients,” said Neil Gomes, Vice President for Technology Innovation and Consumer Experience at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. “Thanks to our visionary President and CEO, Dr. Stephen Klasko, we are able to invest in new innovations like the Watson IoT-powered speakers to give our patients the ability to interact in natural language to get basic, but important, information about their hospital visit without having to buzz in for a nurse.”