Beacon Award

BeaconAwardDataSkill wins Beacon Award as Finalist in the IBM Watson Outstanding Cognitive Computing Solution category

February 2016

DataSkill won a Beacon Award as a Finalist in the IBM Watson Outstanding Cognitive Computing Solution category for its work with UnityPoint Health.

As Ginni Rometty, IBM’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated in her presentation at PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Orlando, DataSkill, working in the Healthcare Industry, was able to help UnityPoint Health recover missed diagnoses for insurance reimbursements using Watson.

“DataSkill is one (partner) in the medical profession (area) helping hospitals. In fact they are helping UnityPoint Health in its reading of a doctor’s notes looking for missed diagnoses so they can be submitted for reimbursement to an insurance company. Okay – interesting. The interesting part is they estimate 30% was missed for reimbursement – BIG opportunity. But notice what Watson is doing is reading all this unstructured information to help them do that.” – Ginni Rometty, IBM Chairman, President and CEO – 15:27 – DataSkill)

DataSkill delivers game-changing solutions for the new cognitive computing era, by leveraging data to understand the needs of the customers. DataSkill serves healthcare, customer care, and counter crime and specializes in harvesting data and having the skill to transform it into value.

“Over the last 40 years we have worked hard to learn how to best program computers to do what we want. The equation has flipped. We are now making the computer work hard to learn what we want them to do. There is too much data out there now and it’s growing at an insatiable rate; the only way to stay ahead is to use the data to train the computers instead of programming. This is the new Cognitive Era.

The data will always be out there; the software, programs, apps will always change. It’s always been about the data and having the skill to transform the data into value”. – Nigel Hook, DataSkill Founder and CEO/President

DataSkill works with all industries, if we can help you get more from your data, call us at 1-800-481-DATA (3282) or email us at