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UCB and IBM Collaborate to Personalize Care for Epilepsy Patients
Date:5/16/2013

in epilepsy and called on public health officials to treat this disease as a global health priority.

UCB and IBM anticipate that deeper insight into the epilepsy patient population could potentially provide millions of patients with more personalized care and ultimately improved outcomes. This approach will help seed the foundation for the potential to leverage cognitive computing, natural language processing, and machine learning capabilities to raise the standard of care in epilepsy.

"Technologies, like analytics and cognitive computing applied to big data, are revolutionizing the way we deliver and receive care," said Robert Merkel , Global Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry Leader, IBM Global Business Services. "IBM is dedicating innovation and expertise to help UCB prove the predictive value of this technology that would arm physicians with information that will help them identify the best possible treatment options and improve quality of care for patients suffering from epilepsy."

As part of its open innovation model, UCB may look to collaborate with additional leaders in the epilepsy and healthcare technology communities to develop and broaden the reach of this project and improve long-term patient outcomes.

Phil Gattone , M.Ed., CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation and participant in the project's advisory board said, "The Epilepsy Foundation is very excited about the potential of this innovative approach for more personalized treatment management of epilepsy patients. Individuals fighting epilepsy and their care providers deserve the most current information to help them make informed decisions about their care in a timeframe that matters. This collaboration could benefit patients, their families and the healthcare system in a unique way."

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France Nivelle , Global Communications, UCB
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