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Machine Learning Proves Effective for Opioid Risk Stratification

March 25, 2019 - Machine learning algorithms can offer effective risk stratification to identify individuals at elevated risk of an opioid overdose, says a new study published in JAMA Network Open this month. A machine learning tool developed by researchers at the University of Florida, University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Utah was able to use administrative data...


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Identifying Near-Term Use Cases for AI in the Healthcare Setting

by Jennifer Bresnick

With competition heating up in a rapidly changing, consumer-driven environment, healthcare organizations are increasingly investigating how to integrate artificial intelligence into their clinical workflows and administrative...

Anthem Blue Cross, Stanford to Use AI for Price Transparency

by Jennifer Bresnick

Anthem Blue Cross will become the first founding member of a new Stanford University-based collaboration to accelerate the adoption of artificial intelligence in healthcare. The AI for Health Affiliation program is a corporate...

Finding a Happy Home for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Every new technology has the potential to bring both risks and rewards to those who embrace it.  Artificial intelligence in healthcare is no exception. Healthcare organizations have thus far struggled to decide how AI will play a...

UPMC Uses Machine Learning to Cut Lung Cancer False Positives

by Jessica Kent

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center are using machine learning to substantially reduce false positives in lung cancer screenings.   Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide,...

Cleveland Clinic Creates Artificial Intelligence Innovation Center

by Jennifer Bresnick

Cleveland Clinic has established the Center for Clinical Artificial Intelligence, an innovation hub focused on applying machine learning to healthcare. According to Crain’s Cleveland Business, the new center will work to develop...

Medical Artificial Intelligence Market to See 50% CAGR Growth

by Jennifer Bresnick

The market for tools and technologies to bring artificial intelligence into medical care is expected to see explosive growth over the next five years, according to a series of recent industry reports. The opportunity for medical...

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to Step Down from Post

by Jennifer Bresnick

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, has announced his resignation from the top post at the Food and Drug Administration. Gottlieb, who has taken a strong stance on public health issues such as opioid abuse, drug pricing, and e-cigarette...

Nuance Beats Competitors to Ambient Computing in the Clinic

by Jennifer Bresnick

Artificial intelligence is taking many forms in the healthcare environment as vendors strive to address deeply entrenched pain points for clinicians and patients. Many electronic health record companies are integrating machine learning...

How Artificial Intelligence is Redefining Consumer Health Experiences

by Jennifer Bresnick

Artificial intelligence is quickly taking root in the healthcare ecosystem by supporting better clinical and financial decision-making.  Providers and executives now have access to much more actionable insights derived from natural...

Healthcare AI to Play Major Role in $15.7 Trillion Economic Boost

by Jennifer Bresnick

Advances in artificial intelligence within the healthcare industry will contribute significantly to the $15.7 trillion economic boost related to machine learning, according to a new report from PwC. The firm anticipates a 14.5 percent...

Partners Explores “Transformative” Realities of AI in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Partners HealthCare in Massachusetts is one of the nation’s epicenters of healthcare research, quality care delivery, and innovative health IT design. From MGH and Harvard Medical School to Brigham and Women’s and the...

IBM Watson Health Teams Up with Hospitals for AI, EHR Research

by Jennifer Bresnick

IBM Watson Health has announced a ten-year, $50 million investment in artificial intelligence (AI) research partnerships with Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). The two collaborations...

Medical Imaging, Machine Learning to Align in 10 Key Areas

by Jennifer Bresnick

Medical imaging and machine learning are on a collision course that promises significant advancements in diagnostics and precision medicine, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. Advances in artificial intelligence and...

Google Tries to Patent Healthcare Deep Learning, EHR Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Google has applied for a patent for a deep learning system that aggregates EHR data into a “timeline” in order to predict potential adverse events. The “system and method for predicting and summarizing medical events...

FDA: Real-World Data, Machine Learning Critical for Clinical Trials

by Jennifer Bresnick

Real-world data gathered directly from EHRs and other data sources, paired with advances in machine learning, will be crucial for architecting the next generation of successful clinical trials, says FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb. In...

AI, Consumerism Herald a Changing Healthcare Industry at HIMSS19

by Jennifer Bresnick

Not too long ago, “2020” was convenient shorthand for “sometime in the distant future.”  But healthcare professionals gathering in Orlando this year for the annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition may have the...

User Comments, NLP Improve Clinical Decision Support Alerts

by Jessica Kent

Leveraging natural language processing methods to analyze user feedback and override comments in clinical decision support systems could help organizations detect malfunctioning or broken alerts, according to a study published in...

FDA Tackles Artificial Intelligence with New Software Review Plan

by Jennifer Bresnick

The FDA is moving quickly to ensure the development of a safe and effective artificial intelligence ecosystem in healthcare by releasing new documents intended to offer guidance to the health IT community. The agency has published a new...

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