IBM Watson is expected to purchase Truven Health Analytics for upwards of 2 billion dollars. IBM Watson is looking to leverage Truven’s large health data from thousands of hospitals, businesses, and state and local governments across the globe.
This acquisition should yield a “goldmine of insights” as stated by John Kelly, IBM senior vice president. Truven is the third and final health data company IBM Watson will acquire. IBM Watson has been executing a business strategy designed to fortify the data that makes up its cloud-based platform.