Meet Dr. Watson!

IBM’s Watson is making headlines again, but this time he’s not competing on Jeopardy.

One of the largest health insurance company’s in the U.S., WellPoint Inc., is looking to implement Watson’s capabilities to prescribe medication and provide various treatment options for patients.

This will be done by combining a patient’s medical record chart, the health insurance company’s history on the patient and the medical knowledge that Watson possesses.

Beginning next year, several cancer facilities, academic medical centers and oncology practices will put a pilot program to the test.