IBM, Cleveland Clinic announce 5-year agreement to expand health IT capabilities
Cleveland Clinic and IBM announced a five-year agreement to expand the Clinic's health information technology capabilities. The Clinic and IBM aim to establish a model for a health system transition to value-based care and population health, and to uncover potential standards that could be replicated by providers nationwide. The agreement builds on a decades-long relationship between the two organizations, and reflects the parties' intention to expand the use of IBMs secured cloud, social, mobile and Watson cognitive computing technologies across clinical and administrative operations. The collaboration is also being designed to better capture the value of data and to enhance patient care across the systems' nine regional hospitals and 18 full-service family health centers.