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A new name for Watson Health


IBM’s Watson Health earned a poor reputation for promising a futuristic vision of health care it couldn’t deliver. So it’s probably to the benefit of Francisco Partners, which announced it would purchase the division’s core assets in January, to distance itself from the baggage with a name change. Meet Merative, which plans to “sell products for clinical decision support, clinical development, enterprise imaging, healthcare analytics, social program management, and real-world evidence,” Katie reports. It’s a business built on some of the most comprehensive and long-running datasets in the health care industry. Read more here.

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