Watson Analytics to Research Heart Rhythm Data
New cloud-based analytics platform, Heart-SIGN, will analyze data generated from heart rhythm research.

The Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet) is accelerating their research with Heart-SIGN, a platform designed with IBM’s Watson Analytics and BigInsights on Cloud at its core.

As neuroscientists working on treatments for Parkinson’s Disease can attest, today’s healthcare researchers are inundated with massive amounts of big data. Heart-SIGN’s ability to synthesize CANet’s findings could reveal discoveries in the field that may have otherwise taken years.

Nathalie Le Prohon, Vice President at IBM Watson Health Life Sciences, says: “The ability for researchers and providers to utilize cognitive tools helps them to spend less time sifting through data and more time gaining insights and delivering transformation where we need it most.”

Millions of Canadians experience some form of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeats, a condition that can negatively impact productivity and overall quality of life. In some cases, arrhythmia can also lead to sudden cardiac death, resulting in the loss of 40,000 lives a year.