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Amazon, Google, IBM Pledge Health Data Standards, Interoperability

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Half a dozen of the biggest names in technology – Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Salesforce, IBM, and Oracle – have joined together to pledge speedy progress towards true health data interoperability. In a letter issued by the...

UCI Health Opens Center for Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning

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The University of California, Irvine (UCI) and UCI Health System have launched the UCI Center for Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostic Medicine, which will leverage machine learning tools in all areas of clinical care to improve outcomes...

Providers Embrace Predictive Analytics for Clinical, Financial Benefits

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Predictive analytics have the potential to enhance care delivery, improve patient outcomes, and reduce care costs, enticing more healthcare executives to explore the implementation of data-driven tools.   According to a recent survey...

Artificial Intelligence for Medical Imaging Market to Top $2B

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The market for artificial intelligence (AI) tools to process and analyze medical imaging studies is slated to push past $2 billion by 2023, according to a new report from Signify Research. Healthcare organizations are increasingly eager...

How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Radiology, Pathology

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Artificial intelligence and machine learning tools have the potential to analyze large datasets and extract meaningful insights to enhance patient outcomes, an ability that is proving helpful in radiology and pathology. Images obtained by...

4 Natural Language Processing Use Cases for Healthcare Orgs

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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...

NIH Makes Largest Set of Medical Imaging Data Available to Public

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center has released a dataset of more than 32,000 medical images to help enhance the accuracy of lesion detection. The dataset, called DeepLesion, contains thoroughly anonymized images...

Can Big Data Solve the Health Insurance Transparency Problem?

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Along with housing, food, and transportation, healthcare is one of the biggest monthly expenses for American families – and the specter of an unexpectedly high bill for a major illness or surgery haunts the tens of millions of...

54% of Healthcare Pros Expect Widespread AI Adoption in 5 Years

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Artificial intelligence is quickly gaining steam in the healthcare industry as pilots and limited deployments start to prove their value.  The progression of AI is so swift that more than half of healthcare professionals surveyed by...

Top 10 Disruptive Companies to Watch in the Healthcare Space

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2018 has been a busy year for corporate news as companies with long experience in the healthcare industry acquire competitors, release new offerings, and butt up against non-traditional newcomers looking for their own slice of the highly...

Artificial Intelligence Tool Passes UK Medical Diagnostics Exam

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An artificial intelligence tool from a company in the United Kingdom has scored higher than the average human trainee on an exam designed to test new doctors’ clinical diagnostic skills. The offering from Babylon Health achieved a...

Microsoft Places Bid in the AI Gold Rush with New Healthcare Team

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Microsoft is bulking up its healthcare AI brain trust by bringing two new top-level executives on board.  The additions will help accelerate the company’s exploration of how to apply artificial intelligence, machine learning,...

CMS Data Element Library Promotes Health Information Exchange

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CMS has announced the availability of the Data Element Library (DEL), a database that will promote health information exchange, increase communication among healthcare facilities, and enhance care coordination. The DEL is a free,...

Shifting Healthcare Business Intelligence Market Offers Opportunities

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Business intelligence (BI) tools form the backbone of big data analytics infrastructure for many healthcare organizations, especially those wending their way through the process of transitioning from volume to value. The ability to...

Atul Gawande to Lead Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Healthcare Company

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Brigham and Women’s surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande will be leading Amazon’s most significant leap into the healthcare industry yet by becoming CEO of the partnership between the e-commerce giant, JPMorgan Chase, and Berkshire...

Google Pursues AI, Voice Recognition for EHR Workflows

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Google is recruiting talent to help develop artificial intelligence and voice recognition tools to improve the clinical documentation process and streamline EHR workflows, according to a report by CNBC. The company appears to be making...

Apple Explores Medical Data with Health Records API, Patents

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Apple is quickly working to position itself as a leader in the race between consumer technology giants looking to harness the nearly-untapped power of medical data.  With players such as Google, Microsoft, and Amazon to contend with,...

AMA Urges “Thoughtfully Designed” Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare

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The American Medical Association (AMA) has released a policy statement that takes a favorable view towards artificial intelligence in healthcare – as long as the emerging category of tools and solutions can be carefully...

DOE, NCI Developing AI, Big Data Tools to Advance Cancer Research

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The Department of Energy (DOE) together with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will pursue three pilot projects that will develop artificial intelligence, big data analytics capabilities, and predictive modeling to enhance cancer...

Machine Learning, Wearables Accurately Predict Poor Mental Health

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A machine learning algorithm can accurately identify risk factors for mental health issues, including high stress, by analyzing data collected from wearable devices, according to a study published in JMIR. Recent advancements in mobile...

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