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How AI Can Cut Costs, Uncover Hidden Opportunities in Healthcare

April 24, 2018 - In what seems like just a matter of months, artificial intelligence has become the number one topic of discussion in the health IT industry.  Machine learning, neural networks, deep learning, and natural language processing suddenly seem to be at the core of every imaginable technology, from electronic health records to patient-facing chronic disease management apps. Enthusiasts believe...


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Consumers Support AI in Healthcare More than Other Industries

by Jessica Kent

While the general public is more at ease with artificial intelligence (AI) being used in healthcare than in other industries, many consumers still worry about lack of human interaction and data security, according to a survey from SAS.  ...

Chatbots May Be Healthcare’s Artificial Intelligence Entry Point

by Jennifer Bresnick

Chatbots and virtual assistants may offer healthcare organizations a low-cost entry point into the burgeoning world of artificial intelligence, indicates a new cross-industry survey conducted by Spiceworks. By 2019, up to 40 percent of large...

Medical Imaging is Healthcare’s Artificial Intelligence Bellwether

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry has innumerable opportunities to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning in pursuit of more accurate, proactive, and comprehensive patient care.  From reducing administrative burdens to supporting precision...

AHA Precision Medicine Platform Offers Up Data for Machine Learning

by Jessica Kent

Precision medicine driven by machine learning offers the promise of tailored, individualized treatment, improved patient outcomes, and better overall population health. However, the promise of precision medicine is often overshadowed by the data...

Former Telemedicine Leader Founds Artificial Intelligence Group

by Jennifer Bresnick

Jonathan Linkous, founder and former CEO of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), is taking on a new role as the leader of a trade group dedicated to exploring the potential of artificial intelligence in healthcare. The Partnership for...

Partners Sets the Tone for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Despite the fact that the healthcare industry hit its EHR saturation point some time ago, providers and vendors are still eagerly engaged in dialogue about the utilization and continued optimization of health IT tools. But the topics of debate...

Population Health Tools May Benefit from AI, Machine Learning

by Jessica Kent

Artificial intelligence and machine learning could help to accelerate a relatively immature market for population health management tools, according to a Chilmark Research report. Population health management (PHM) is closely associated with...

Artificial Intelligence Helps with Costs, Clinical Care at HIMSS18

by Jennifer Bresnick

LAS VEGAS - The annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition is the perfect time of year for health IT vendors to unveil their latest and greatest offerings.   With a captive - and captivated - audience of more than 43,000 registered attendees...

Ochsner Adopts Artificial Intelligence Tool from Epic Systems, Microsoft

by Jennifer Bresnick

Louisiana-based Ochsner Health System has adopted a new artificial intelligence technology that provides early warning alerts for patients experiencing adverse health events. The predictive analytics platform, powered by cloud and AI technologies...

AI for Imaging Analytics Intrigues Healthcare Orgs, Yet Starts Slow

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are developing a strong interest in leveraging artificial intelligence for enhanced imaging analytics, but are approaching investment and implementation a little more cautiously, says a new report from KLAS Research....

VA, DeepMind Partner for Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics

by Jessica Kent

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced a partnership with DeepMind to use machine learning as the foundation for developing predictive analytics tools. Patient deterioration while in the hospital accounts for 11 percent of...

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

by Jessica Kent

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...

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...

Liquid Biopsy, Machine Learning Can Detect Multiple Cancers

by Jessica Kent

A liquid biopsy test supported by a machine learning algorithm can accurately detect the presence and origin of several different cancers, opening up the possibility of less invasive and more precise testing, according to a blog post from NIH...

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...

Machine Learning Underpins Predictive Analytics for Hypertension

by Jessica Kent

A predictive analytics model using machine learning to extract patient EHR data effectively predicted patients at high-risk for hypertension and could ultimately improve care quality and reduce healthcare costs, according to a study published...

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....

Deep Learning, Big Data Fuel Medical Device for Predicting Seizures

by Jessica Kent

A medical device using deep learning to analyze long-term neural data could effectively predict seizures in patients with epilepsy and reduce their disease burden, according to a study published in eBioMedicine. Developing accurate and reliable...

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