FORA.tv Speaker - Basit Chaudhry

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Biography

Basit Chaudhry is a medical scientist at IBM Research and a national leader in the effort to modernize health care through information technology. One of the initiatives he’s involved with is the application of IBM’s natural-language computing system, Watson—famous for its victories on the quiz show Jeopardy!—to clinical practice. After completing his medical training and earning a PhD in biomedical informatics and health services research, Chaudhry joined the Internal Medicine department at UCLA and worked as a research scientist at the RAND Corporation. He has provided expertise to the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Institute of Medicine and recently served on a working group of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, coauthoring its 2010 policy report, “Realizing the Full Potential of Health Information Technology.”

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Wired's Jason Tanz Talks to IBM Scientist Basit Chaudhry

10.16.12 | 00:14:57 min | 0 comments