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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Challenges Persist in Training Deep Learning Models on EHR Data

October 18, 2018 - Deep learning models have demonstrated early potential in improving healthcare analytics, but researchers still have to overcome significant challenges when using electronic health record (EHR) data to develop these models, a study published in JAMIA found. Deep learning models have shown success in several areas of care delivery, including image classification and disease prediction....


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Natural Language Processing Tools Struggle to Read Social Media

by Jessica Kent

Social media may offer an untapped data resource for healthcare, but natural language processing (NLP) tools still struggle to analyze and extract meaningful insights from this information due to lack of context and ambiguous...

Consumers Curious About AI, Genetic Testing for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare consumers are cautious but optimistic that emerging strategies like artificial intelligence and advanced genetic testing can lead to better care for cancer, according to a new survey from McKesson and Ipsos. The poll of more...

MRI Images Created by AI Could Help Train Deep Learning Models

by Jennifer Bresnick

Maybe it takes one to know one – and maybe it takes one to train one.  Researchers at the Mayo Clinic, NVIDIA, and the MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science are exploring how to use MRI images generated by...

Are Universal EHRs Key to Healthcare Value, Trust, and AI Adoption?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers in the United States generally don’t harbor very warm feelings for their electronic health records (EHRs). Despite efforts from vendors and regulators to improve the experience of interacting with these...

Using Big Data, Machine Learning to Reduce Chronic Disease Spending

by Jessica Kent

Diabetes and heart disease are two of the most costly and prevalent chronic conditions impacting patients in the US, leading the healthcare industry to spend billions every year to treat and manage these disorders. As care delivery...

Arguing the Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

In what seems like the blink of an eye, mentions of artificial intelligence have become ubiquitous in the healthcare industry.  From deep learning algorithms that can read CT scans faster than humans to natural language processing...

Machine Learning, Genomics Predict Risk of Aortic Aneurysm

by Jennifer Bresnick

The combination of machine learning tools and genomic data can help predict the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), one of the most frequently fatal heart conditions - and one that is most often diagnosed only after a patient’s...

At Montefiore, Artificial Intelligence Becomes Key to Patient Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the newest must-have technology for healthcare organizations seeking to get ahead of costly and clinically dangerous patient care issues while also gaining a competitive edge over their peers. Interest from...

Internet of Things, AI to Play Key Role in Future Smart Hospitals

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to combine with the power of artificial intelligence, blockchain, and other emerging technologies to create the “smart hospitals” of the future, according to a new report by Frost &...

Alexa, Siri NLP Skills Not Ready for Reliable Medical Conversations

by Jennifer Bresnick

Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, and other AI-driven virtual assistants may be useful tools for ordering rideshares and controlling smart homes, but these conversational computing systems are not quite ready for prime time when it comes to...

FDA Sets Goals for Big Data, Clinical Trials, Artificial Intelligence

by Jessica Kent

The FDA is turning to cost-effective strategies and big data to accelerate clinical trial efficiency, medical product development, and innovations in artificial intelligence, according to a recent blog post from FDA Commissioner Scott...

Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Market to Top $34B by 2025

by Jennifer Bresnick

The market for healthcare artificial intelligence tools is expected to surpass $34 billion by the middle of the 2020s, driven largely by a growing desire to automate tasks and harness deeper insights into clinical and financial issues,...

Deep Learning IDs Neurological Scans 150 Times Faster than Humans

by Jessica Kent

A deep learning platform designed to identify acute neurological conditions, including stroke, hemorrhage, and hydrocephalus, detected disease in CT scans in 1.2 seconds, or 150 times faster than human radiologists. Researchers at Mount...

How to Use Big Data Analytics to Boost Patient Engagement

by Jessica Kent

Patient engagement is a key element of quality healthcare delivery. In order for patients to maintain their well-being, they must take an active role in their care and understand what they must do to stay healthy. As wearable devices,...

Facebook, NYU Will Use Artificial Intelligence for Faster MRIs

by Jessica Kent

Facebook and NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology have announced a new collaborative research project that will study the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to make MRI scans up to 10 times faster to complete. The...

MIT Machine Learning Tool Reduces Cancer Treatment Toxicity

by Jessica Kent

MIT researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that could proactively adjust toxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy dosing for patients with glioblastoma to minimize the toxic effects of the treatments. Glioblastoma, an...

Google-Backed DeepMind Creates Deep Learning CDS for Eye Diseases

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers from DeepMind, a UK-based artificial intelligence company owned by Google, are progressing towards a clinical decision support product that can accurately identify more than fifty eye diseases and provide treatment...

UCI Health Opens Center for Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning

by Jessica Kent

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) and UCI Health System have launched the UCI Center for Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostic Medicine, which will leverage machine learning tools in all areas of clinical care to improve outcomes...

Artificial Intelligence for Medical Imaging Market to Top $2B

by Jennifer Bresnick

The market for artificial intelligence (AI) tools to process and analyze medical imaging studies is slated to push past $2 billion by 2023, according to a new report from Signify Research. Healthcare organizations are increasingly eager...

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