From the behemoth of IBM's Watson engine and its recent introduction to oncology decision support, to various search & text mining tools, all of these approaches will depend on rules on the definition of entities and the descriptive vocabularies and/or ontologies that are used.
So what is the face-to-face meeting of the Pistoia Alliance Board and Operational Team that Michael referred to in his latest entries?
It’s been quite quiet on the Pistoia Alliance blog and website since June, but only because instead of taking holidays, we’ve been working hard developing a number of our nascent workstreams (though I did take a day to watch some of the volleyball at the Olympics—saw some very skillful play!).
April and the BioITWorld Expo in Boston saw the second running of the Pistoia Alliance Conference, and we once again overfilled the facility at Thomson Reuters, who generously offered to host our meeting for a second year.
Robert Mitchell over at Computerworld recently blogged about his takeaways from the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. He nailed it, I think, raising themes that we’ve definitely noticed here at the Pistoia Alliance. We’re also thrilled he gave us a mention in his post.
Let me say up front that we firmly believe as Barry does: That it’s through the ability to share key information services and facilitate effective collaboration that we ALL will increase our chances of successfully innovating. That’s what is going to bring success to our industry and to the future lives of patients everywhere.