Helping Alder Hey to become the first UK cognitive hospital
09 May 2016



Alder Hey Childrens Hospital is working with STFC Hartree Centre to become first UK cognitive hospital.




Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust today announced a ground-breaking multi-year collaborative programme with the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre, supported by IBM, to create the United Kingdom’s first ‘cognitive’ hospital by harnessing big data and the power of IBM Watson.

This is the first time that Watson technology will be applied to improve patient experience in the United Kingdom. Alder Hey and the Hartree Centre believe that by applying Watson — an innovation in computing technology — it will enhance patient care and potentially generate savings for both the hospital and the NHS (National Health Service) as a whole.

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Find out more about the Alder Hey cognitive hospital project