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Natural Language Processing, AI to Foster Clinical Decision Tools

June 27, 2017 - Clinical decision support (CDS) tools that feed on unstructured big data are in high demand from healthcare organizations seeking to improve care quality and gain a competitive edge over their peers.  Driven by rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) techniques that can extract actionable insights from complex and varied data sets, the newest...


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Mount Sinai Creates Imaging Data Warehouse for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Mount Sinai Health System has created a centralized imaging research warehouse (IRW) able to integrate clinical images with deidentified electronic health record (EHR) data. The project, developed by Mount Sinai’s Translational and Molecular...

84% of Execs: Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than 80 percent of healthcare executives polled by Accenture believe that artificial intelligence is on track to completely revolutionize healthcare, and a similar number believe that the advent of machine learning and digital healthcare...

Healthcare Big Data, IoT, Cognitive Computing Markets Set to Grow

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare data analytics will continue to present lucrative opportunities for vendors of cutting-edge software, services, and devices, according to a new series of market reports.  The healthcare industry’s appetite for the Internet...

Video Analytics, Machine Learning Can Aid Mental Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Mental healthcare is one of the most complex fields of clinical study, requiring providers to blend the regulation of physiological functions with the delicate nuances of psychological and emotional distress.  Understanding what a patient...

Provider Coalition to Use Machine Learning for Type 1 Diabetes

by Jennifer Bresnick

A three-year collaboration between several top healthcare providers will leverage machine learning techniques to improve the identification and treatment of Type 1 diabetes.  Funded by a grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable...

Artificial Intelligence Could Take Over Surgical Jobs by 2053

by Jennifer Bresnick

Robots are already a familiar sight for surgeons in many operating rooms, but there is a good chance that artificial intelligence will eventually render its human colleagues obsolete.  In a survey of machine learning and AI experts, researchers...

IBM Watson’s Cognitive Computing Rivals Human Oncologists

by Jennifer Bresnick

IBM Watson’s cognitive computing skills are getting even sharper as the supercomputer continues to develop its diagnostic and clinical decision support abilities.  At the ASCO 2017 conference this week, IBM announced that Watson has...

UPenn Uses Machine Learning, EHRs to Target Severe Sepsis

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Health System have developed a machine learning tool that helps predict patients at highest risk for developing severe sepsis, a common and fast-moving killer in the inpatient setting. Using electronic...

IBM, Rensselaer Open Cognitive Computing Center for Chronic Disease

by Jennifer Bresnick

IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have announced a five-year collaboration centered on applying advances in cognitive computing and machine learning to healthcare. The Center for Health Empowerment by Analytics, Learning, and Semantics...

Google Using FHIR, Deep Learning for Healthcare Predictive Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

As part of Google’s ongoing quest to enhance the accuracy and usefulness of machine learning, researchers from the tech giant are expanding their partnerships with leading healthcare organizations to create more advanced predictive analytics....

Deep Learning Network 100% Accurate at Identifying Breast Cancer

by Jennifer Bresnick

A deep learning network developed at Case Western Reserve University earned a 100 percent accuracy score when identifying the presence of invasive forms of breast cancer in pathology images.  The machine learning tool was consistently more...

Wearable Devices, Machine Learning Detect Signs of Stroke

by Jennifer Bresnick

A combination of wearable devices and a machine learning algorithm to interpret a common test for signs of stroke could provide an accurate and reliable way to identify patients with motor pathway damage, finds a study published this week in...

IBM Patents Machine Learning Model for Pharmaceutical Discovery

by Jennifer Bresnick

Machine learning is quickly making inroads across the healthcare industry, from clinical care to pharmaceutical discovery.  The latest development on the journey from big data aggregation to true artificial intelligence comes from IBM Research,...

AI, Machine Learning as a Service Set to Overhaul Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Relatively few healthcare organizations have the resources or analytics maturity to develop their own intricate big data analytics infrastructure from scratch, but a growing number of vendors are starting to make the daunting and costly process...

IBM Watson Gets SNOMED CT Infusion to Enhance Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

IBM Watson is continuing its extensive medical education by adopting the SNOMED-CT clinical concept coding system to enhance its machine learning and data analytics.  The partnership between IBM Watson Health and SNOMED International, the...

Top 4 Machine Learning Use Cases for Healthcare Providers

by Jennifer Bresnick

As healthcare providers and vendors start to show off more mature big data analytics skills, machine learning and artificial intelligence have quickly rocketed to the top of the industry’s buzzword list. The possibility of using intelligent...

Machine Learning, NLP Help with Physician Skill Benchmarking

by Jennifer Bresnick

Machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) tools may be able to aid and improve the process of benchmarking the professional skills of physicians, suggests a new article in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. When researchers...

Google’s Machine Learning, Imaging Analytics Flag Breast Cancer

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new approach to imaging analytics driven by machine learning algorithms can identify metastasized breast cancer with sensitivity rates that exceed other automated methods and even rival human pathologists, says a research paper published by...

Blockchain Will “Change the Physics” of Health Data Sharing

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than 40,000 healthcare stakeholders gather at the HIMSS Convention and Exhibition every year to get a good look at some of the most advanced and intriguing health IT tools on offer from hundreds of vendors, big and small, seeking to hawk...

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