Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

CIOs Plan to Invest More in AI, Predictive Analytics, Big Data Tools

February 23, 2018 - Healthcare IT leaders are investing more time and money in predictive analytics tools because of their potential to improve population health and reduce care costs, but they will also have to invest in artificial intelligence and big data analytics solutions to generate truly accurate clinical predictions. As the industry shifts to value-based care and organizations seek to extract more value...


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AI, mHealth Apps Aid Clinical Trials, but Adoption is Slow

by Jessica Kent

Artificial intelligence (AI) and mHealth applications can accelerate clinical trial innovation by enhancing patient participation and optimizing efficiency, but organizational resistance and underdeveloped data analytics are barriers to stakeholder...

HIMSS18 Is All About Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

The 2018 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition will be opening in Las Vegas in just a few weeks’ time, bringing more than 40,000 of the nation’s healthcare IT vendors, providers, executives, educators and press together to discuss...

As Imaging Analytics Grows, Healthcare Orgs Should Proceed Cautiously

by Jessica Kent

Imaging analytics aided by artificial intelligence is rapidly expanding within the health IT sphere, but providers must assess their organizations and understand exactly how this technology will enhance the patient experience and reduce healthcare...

Machine Learning Complicates FDA Clinical Decision Support Guidance

by Jennifer Bresnick

The FDA’s recent guidance on classifying and regulating clinical decision support (CDS) systems is currently too ambiguous for developers to effectively follow, contends the the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) in a...

Can Healthcare Avoid “Black Box” Artificial Intelligence Tools?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Artificial intelligence is taking the healthcare industry by storm as researchers share breakthrough after breakthrough and vendors quickly commercialize advanced algorithms offering clinical decision support or financial and operational aid....

3 Keys to Drive Adoption of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

by Jessica Kent

For artificial intelligence in healthcare to grow, organizations must improve implementation strategies, data management, and leadership training, according to an Infosys report. The cross-industry survey of more than 1,000 business and IT leaders...

ONC: Artificial Intelligence Has Potential to Reshape Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly important role in healthcare analytics and will continue to dramatically influence the development of clinical decision support and business intelligence, says a new report by JASON, commissioned...

UMass Gets $5.5M Chan-Zuckerberg Grant for Healthcare AI Work

by Jessica Kent

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Data Science will partner with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) for an artificial intelligence project that will accelerate healthcare research and development. The partnership includes an...

Machine Learning, Imaging Analytics Predict Kidney Function

by Jennifer Bresnick

Machine learning and imaging analytics from renal biopsies can help to predict how long a kidney will function adequately in patients with chronic kidney damage, says a study published in Kidney International Reports. Using deep learning and...

Artificial Intelligence Mobile Coach Can Aid Diabetes Care

by Jessica Kent

At-risk diabetes patients using a mobile health coach driven by artificial intelligence lost similar amounts of weight to patients participating in face-to-face interventions, according to a study published in JMIR Diabetes. The study looked...

Artificial Intelligence to Make More Health Jobs Than it Eliminates

by Jennifer Bresnick

Some healthcare professionals might view artificial intelligence as a job-killer, but advanced machine learning may actually create more employment opportunities in the industry than it eliminates, according to a new report by Gartner. By 2020,...

PwC: Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Population Health Top 2018 Trends

by Jennifer Bresnick

2018 is set to be another big year for healthcare organizations as they start to come to terms with emerging technologies, like artificial intelligence, while mastering the complexities of population health management, the Internet of Things...

Artificial Intelligence a “Low Priority” for Healthcare Orgs in 2018

by Jennifer Bresnick

Close to two-thirds of healthcare organizations are marking artificial intelligence deployments as low or very low priority in 2018, according to a new survey, indicating that AI may not be coming as quickly to the industry as some enthusiasts...

How Soon Will Healthcare Connect Machine Learning with Consumers?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Machine learning and artificial intelligence have taken the healthcare industry by storm as innovators offer tempting visions of sophisticated clinical decision support, smoother EHR workflows, and more intuitive consumer-provider relationships...

Big Data, FHIR, Machine Learning Dominate Top 10 Stories of 2017

by Jennifer Bresnick

2017 has been a huge year for fans of healthcare data analytics.  From the growing fascination with machine learning to the ongoing maturity of FHIR and aggressive vendor investments in population health and decision support, 2017 has marked...

Amazon Machine Learning, Big Data Tools Have Healthcare Implications

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations looking to expand their big data analytics horizons will have more infrastructure, Machine-Learning-as-a-Service (MLaaS), and deep learning options thanks to a series of new product launches from Amazon. The bookseller-turned-innovation-juggernaut...

Optum Seeks Healthcare Big Data, AI Start-Ups with $250M Fund

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new $250 million venture fund from Optum, the health services and analytics arm of UnitedHealthcare, will offer innovative big data and artificial intelligence start-ups the opportunity to grow quickly in a crowded, highly competitive market,...

Machine Learning Offers Timely Predictive Analytics for AKI

by Jennifer Bresnick

A machine learning algorithm may help make it easier and quicker for providers to detect acute kidney injury (AKI) in hospitalized patients, according to a new study published in bioRxiv.  The machine learning approach was more accurate...

Artificial Intelligence is Altering Healthcare, but Not with “Magic”

by Jennifer Bresnick

Depending on who is making the statement, artificial intelligence is either the best thing to happen to healthcare since penicillin or the beginning of the end of human involvement in the medical arts. Robot clinicians are coming to take over...

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