What is driving the need for Cognitive technologies in health? It is Data. Medical data is expected to double every 73 days by 2020. And, each person will generate enough health data in their lifetime to fill 300 million books. Physicians simply cannot keep up with the growing amount of information available to them.
In addition, there are growing challenges of physician shortage and physician burnout. Today, primary care physicians work on average 11.2 hours each day and 6 hours of that day is spent interacting with the Electronic Health Record. And, social determinants of health make up 70% of our health determinants. Where we live, how we eat, when we exercise, levels of stress, family support are huge factors in our overall health.