GenieMD Selected as a Finalist in the IBM Watson Challenge

San Francisco, CA, April 30, 2014 --( GenieMD today announced it was selected by IBM Watson team to showcase the next generation of mobile health technology by integrating GenieMD and Watson Cognitive Computing System.

In February, the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge invited teams to design mobile apps using Watson’s cognitive computing capabilities to analyze, discover insights and learn from Big Data. Several hundred submissions across a wide range of industries have been narrowed down to 25 finalists who will use Watson to build, train, and test their apps.

Included in the final selection, in the Health Services category, is Pleasanton, CA based GenieMD, Inc. The company’s award-winning mobile application, empowers individuals to take a more active role in managing their own health and the health of their loved ones by delivering a holistic view of the individual’s health, making health data actionable and shareable, providing highly relevant and personalized recommendations, enabling family caregivers to have access to relevant patient data and enabling them to be more effective and efficient, and facilitating better communication between the individuals and their healthcare providers.

“We are delighted to have been chosen as a finalist in the IBM Watson Challenge” said Dr. Soheil Saadat, Founder and CEO, “We have been following the development of the Watson technology and believe that with proper integration with our mobile health technologies, we will continue to push disruptive change in healthcare IT that will result in lower healthcare cost and wider availability of health services.”

GenieMD also won the 2013 ONC Blue Button Co-Design Challenge.

About GenieMD

At GenieMD our mission is to help improve the quality of human life by providing solutions that enable people to live healthier. We are computer scientists and healthcare information technology veterans who are passionate about technology, and helping people easily access healthcare services, live well and take care of their loved ones. We strive to use all that is new in medical and computer science to build intuitive, comprehensive and easy to use solutions.

If you would like further information on GenieMD please contact:

Tory Kelso, VP of Market Strategy and Business Development
Tory Kelso
(925) 460-9191