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

March 22, 2019 - 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 processes. Improving efficiency, reducing provider burdens, and creating enjoyable consumer experiences are all on the agency for health systems as they strive to...


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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...

Blockchain, AI, NLP Target of Late-Year Healthcare Acquisitions

by Jennifer Bresnick

The impending holiday season is no reason for healthcare companies to slow down their strategic plans, according to 3M, M*Modal, Change Healthcare, and PokitDok. All four companies are shifting position – buying or being bought...

Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Basics Lead Top 10 Stories of 2018

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare professionals gearing up for a data-driven 2019 have spent the past year equipping themselves with the knowledge they need to succeed in a heavily digital environment. Readers of HealthITAnalytics.com couldn’t get enough...

Deep Learning Spots Adverse Drug Events in Unstructured EHR Data

by Jessica Kent

Deep learning and natural language processing techniques can significantly improve the detection of adverse drug events (ADEs) in unstructured electronic health record (EHR) data, a study published in JMIR Medical Informatics...

Amazon Takes on Unstructured EHR Data with Machine Learning, NLP

by Jennifer Bresnick

Amazon is taking another big step into the healthcare industry by announcing a new machine learning service that can extract meaningful information from unstructured EHR data and free-text clinical notes. Amazon Comprehend Medical will...

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...

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...

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,...

4 Natural Language Processing Use Cases for Healthcare Orgs

by Jessica Kent

The rise of big data in the healthcare industry is setting the stage for natural language processing (NLP) and other artificial intelligence tools to assist with improving the delivery of care.   NLP algorithms have already proven...

EHR Natural Language Processing Errors Bring Patient Safety Concerns

by Jennifer Bresnick

Speech recognition software that leverages natural language processing (NLP) to create clinical documentation has become increasingly popular among EHR users, but the potential for errors that lead to patient safety issues may be a matter...

Natural Language Processing, Voice Tools Offer Solutions to EHR Woes

by Jennifer Bresnick

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are relatively new additions to the tools and applications that now power a large portion of the healthcare industry, but some providers have been using aspects of these strategies for much...

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...

Natural Language Processing May Boost Patient EHR Understanding

by Jessica Kent

Using a natural language processing (NLP) tool to link medical terms to simple definitions could improve patient EHR comprehension and the patient portal experience, according to a study published in JAMIA. Chen et al. developed NoteAid,...

EHR Natural Language Processing Identifies Care Guideline Adherence

by Jessica Kent

Using natural language processing (NLP) can help providers measure the quality of heart failure inpatient care by extracting key data from the electronic health record (EHR) and monitoring adherence to clinical guidelines, according to a...

Has Google Cracked EHR Speech Recognition for Medical Conversations?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers ready to throw their laptops out the window rather than spend another minute documenting care in their electronic health records may be pleased to know that Google is taking on the challenge of developing unobtrusive...

Machine Learning Can Flag Adverse Drug Events in Unstructured Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

Applying natural language processing and machine learning techniques to unstructured data can help to identify adverse drug events (ADEs) in medical literature and social media postings, says a new article in JMIR Medical...

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...

Natural Language Processing Could Translate EHR Jargon for Patients

by Jennifer Bresnick

Using natural language processing (NLP) to translate confusing and complex medical jargon into everyday speech may help patients feel more in control of the information presented to them.  More than a third of American adults have...

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