Bob and I had our conference call with Michael Weiner of IBM today, and the net result is that IBM has interest in the work we are doing. The key take away is that there are two main areas of focus, both of which we have been working on/considering already.
There are IBM employees who would benefit from the same curriculum regarding using/navigating an EHR that we are trying to develop for university students/instructors.
Data mining/machine learning of health data.
In addition to describing what we have been working on, we had Michael log in to the nhanes demo server and then walked him through some of the functionality, explaining how we have both “synthetic data” from NHANES as well as the in depth records on the 10 patients Dr. Hoyt created manually. We also showed him the race/diagnosis analysis I mentioned previously.