Health

Why We Care

We strive to help create a world where every individual has access to quality health care. We’re focused on addressing disparities in cancer care in low– and middle–income countries. By harnessing the power of technology, data, and human–centered design, we’re striving to improve how public health and clinical decisions are made.

14.6B

Hours of processing power donated to health-related research

50%

Cost savings expected on essential cancer medicines for African countries

How we are involved

Utah strives to be wise about health care

Utah seeks to better forecast the right mix of primary care workers to match the varying needs of its residents. Getting it right can mean a more efficient, more cost–effective system that can better help people.

Location: Utah, USA

Bihar, India, mines data to meet medication needs

In Bihar, India, access to medications is poor. Many facilities run out, yet others throw away expired drugs. IBM Health Corps and CARE India showed how integrating data can improve the supply flow of medications.

Location: Bihar, India

Forecasting the need for chemotherapy medicines

A software tool helps governments with limited data to better predict what cancer medicines will be needed. Better forecasts enable purchasing the right drugs in the right quantities, and improving affordability for patients.

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa

Related Initiatives

IBM Volunteers

IBMers have desire and talent. The IBM Volunteers program has the resources. Together, let's help the world!

Education & Skills, Disaster Resiliency, Health

IBM Health Corps

Helping innovators to reduce health disparities through data, technology, and design.

Health

Human Trafficking

Working with NGOs, non–profits and industry partners to disrupt human trafficking by using cloud and AI technologies to identify patterns of activity to make communities safer.

Education & Skills, Disaster Resiliency, Health

Impact Grants

Boosting the impact of nonprofit and educational organizations worldwide with IBM’s consulting and technology know–how.

Education & Skills, Disaster Resiliency, Health

Corporate Service Corps

Community members and IBM employees collaborate on economic and social challenges that face communities around the world.

Education & Skills, Disaster Resiliency, Health

World Community Grid

Volunteers power large–scale scientific research to help solve some of the world’s most pressing problems in health and sustainability.

Health, Disaster Resiliency