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FDA Clears Marketing for AI Algorithm to Detect Wrist Fractures

May 25, 2018 - The FDA has cleared one of the first artificial intelligence algorithms intended to provide clinical decision support at the point of care, officials announced this week.  Imagen’s OsteoDetect software can use imaging analytics to analyze wrist x-rays and detect distal radius fractures, one of the most common injuries to the joint. “Artificial intelligence algorithms...


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AI, Big Data, IoT Bring Growth to Multiple Healthcare Markets

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Big data analytics tools and services are poised to bring unprecedented growth to almost every segment of the healthcare IT marketplace, according to the latest series of market reports.  From the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial...

Challenges of Developing and Deploying AI in Healthcare

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Healthcare is on the edge of entering the era of artificial intelligence.  As machine learning, deep learning, and other aspects of AI start to mature, they bring nearly endless possibilities to supplement, streamline, and enhance the way...

Exploring the Promises of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

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Few data science concepts have brought as much excitement and anticipation to healthcare as artificial intelligence and machine learning.  With an almost limitless capacity to revolutionize how patients, providers, payers, and other stakeholders...

Amazon is Exploring the Role of Alexa in Chronic Disease Care

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In a not-at-all surprising move from Amazon, an internal team is exploring how Alexa can help consumers manage chronic diseases and maintain wellness, according to a report from CNBC. An “internal document” obtained by the news outlet...

Big Data Analytics Top List of Healthcare VC Investment Deals

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Big data analytics and clinical decision support companies are continuing to rake in funding from venture capitalists and other investors looking for the next breakthrough in healthcare information technology. According to Mercom Capital, the...

Success of AI in Healthcare Relies on User Trust in Data, Algorithms

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From prediction to diagnostics to population health management, artificial intelligence holds unprecedented promise to revolutionize the way healthcare providers and patients interact with data. Some diagnostic and clinical decision support algorithms...

How AI Can Cut Costs, Uncover Hidden Opportunities in Healthcare

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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...

50% of Physicians Not Satisfied with Patient Data Access

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A recent Surescripts survey found that 50 percent of physicians think their patient data access could be much better, with many doctors citing improved access to medication adherence, prescription costs, and clinical history data as top priorities....

Consumers Support AI in Healthcare More than Other Industries

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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

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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...

Former Telemedicine Leader Founds Artificial Intelligence Group

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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...

CVS Health Cuts Red Tape with Real-Time Prescription Cost Data

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Access to real-time data at the point of care may be one of the healthcare industry’s highest priorities, yet it remains one of its most elusive goals.  From interoperability issues, workflow barriers, and data aggregation woes to...

Hashed Health Launches Blockchain Provider Identity Tool

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LAS VEGAS - Hashed Health has launched a provider credentialing solution that leverages blockchain to securely exchange information related to a clinician’s permissions to practice at a certain level or location, the industry consortium...

Duke Health Achieves Stage 7 Maturity Score from HIMSS Analytics

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Duke Health is the first US institution to reach Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM), a companion to the popular EMRAM framework from HIMSS gauging electronic health record and health IT maturity. “Duke...

Ochsner Adopts Artificial Intelligence Tool from Epic Systems, Microsoft

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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...

EHR Data Mining, Patient Outreach Can Aid Hypertension Care

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Pairing EHR data mining with patient outreach and follow-up could be an effective way to identify patients with undiagnosed hypertension and support chronic disease management in underserved communities, according to a study published in The...

AI for Imaging Analytics Intrigues Healthcare Orgs, Yet Starts Slow

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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

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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...

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