IDC Innovators are emerging vendors with revenue <$100 million. These vendors were selected because they have applied machine learning to a range of challenges facing the healthcare industry. The vendors profiled are Apixio, Ayasdi, Cognitive Scale, and Wellframe (see Figure 1–5).
"The initial introduction of machine learning in healthcare was slow to catch on as healthcare organizations struggled to gain the expertise to understand the relevant data, create algorithms, and consume the applications across their organizations. Embedding machine learning in applications is allowing for the democratization of the technology," says Cynthia Burghard, research director, Value-Based IT Transformation Strategies.