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Artificial Intelligence to Make More Health Jobs Than it Eliminates

December 14, 2017 - Some healthcare professionals might view artificial intelligence as a job-killer, but advanced machine learning may actually create more employment opportunities in the industry than it eliminates, according to a new report by Gartner. By 2020, AI will result in 1.8 million job losses, but will also be responsible for opening up 2.3 million new positions related to analytics, management, or...


Artificial Intelligence a “Low Priority” for Healthcare Orgs in 2018


Close to two-thirds of healthcare organizations are marking artificial intelligence deployments as low or very low priority in 2018, according to a new survey, indicating that AI may not be coming as quickly to the industry as some enthusiasts...

How Soon Will Healthcare Connect Machine Learning with Consumers?


Machine learning and artificial intelligence have taken the healthcare industry by storm as innovators offer tempting visions of sophisticated clinical decision support, smoother EHR workflows, and more intuitive consumer-provider relationships...

Using Business Intelligence to Fine-Tune Operating Room Utilization


Surgical space is a finite resource for hospitals and health systems, and it is also one of the most important.  Long wait times for an operating room are simply unacceptable for most physicians and their patients, especially when emergency...

Amazon Machine Learning, Big Data Tools Have Healthcare Implications


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 bookseller-turned-innovation-juggernaut...

How the Healthcare “Value Chain” Leads to Big Data Analytics Success


Healthcare organizations may come in many different sizes, shapes, and specialties, but all providers working in the industry today have one major trait in common: their big data is getting bigger by the minute – and leveraging these assets...

Machine Learning Offers Timely Predictive Analytics for AKI


A machine learning algorithm may help make it easier and quicker for providers to detect acute kidney injury (AKI) in hospitalized patients, according to a new study published in bioRxiv.  The machine learning approach was more accurate...

Artificial Intelligence is Altering Healthcare, but Not with “Magic”


Depending on who is making the statement, artificial intelligence is either the best thing to happen to healthcare since penicillin or the beginning of the end of human involvement in the medical arts. Robot clinicians are coming to take over...

Top 5 Reasons to be Thankful for Healthcare Big Data Analytics


As Thanksgiving rolls around once again, bringing with it the heady scent of roasting turkey and apple pie, healthcare providers and hard-working support staff will gather around their dining room tables to share their gratitude for their triumphs,...

A Mere 3% of LTPAC Orgs Have Healthcare Data Analytics Tools


Only a miniscule percentage of long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) organizations are leveraging health IT to conduct data analytics that would help reduce costs or prevent readmissions, says a new survey from Black Book. Just 3 percent of organizations...

Healthcare Financial Analytics, Business Intelligence Market Takes Off


Financial analytics and business intelligence tools are poised to become the next major area of investment for healthcare providers and payers, predicts a new series of market reports. As hospitals and physicians deeper into value-based care...

Natural Language Processing Could Translate EHR Jargon for Patients


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 limited...

Humana: Can Artificial Intelligence, NLP, Voice Tools Revamp EHRs?


Electronic health record (EHR) developers and consumer tech companies aren’t the only ones who believe that healthcare’s big data could use a massive makeover with the help of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and personal...

Tech Giants Give Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Start-Ups a Boost


Artificial intelligence has quickly become the hottest investment in healthcare as developers and providers seek to harness the enormous potential of the industry’s big data assets.  Ambitious new start-ups, many backed by eyebrow-raising...

NIH Awards $9M for Open Source, Cloud-Based Big Data Commons


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected twelve recipients of $9 million in grant funding to support the development of an open source, cloud-based data common for biomedical big data. The pilot phase of the NIH Data Commons will...

“Basic Science” of Healthcare Big Data Analytics Still Needs Work


The healthcare industry still needs to focus on developing the foundational building blocks of big data analytics by creating and implementing meaningful data standards, says the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). In response to...

IBM: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence Combo to Alter Healthcare


The combination of blockchain and artificial intelligence could bring significant improvements to a healthcare sector plagued by interoperability problems and big data analytics shortfalls, says IBM Watson Health Chief Science Officer Shahram...

LTPAC Orgs Need Better Health Data Exchange Standards, APIs


More robust health data exchange standards and the adoption of application programming interfaces (APIs) will help to improve interoperability among long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) facilities, the ONC says, but helping these organizations...

Blockchain Aims to Foster Payer, Provider Trust for Value-Based Care


As the healthcare industry slowly becomes more connected and more interoperable, organizations are attempting to implement data management strategies that balance privacy and security with collective access and accessibility. Value-based care...

EHR Tech Support with Clinical Focus Enhances Patient Care Quality


Making sure that the voice on the other end of the EHR tech support hotline has some clinical know-how could be a promising way to improve patient care quality and the health IT user experience. Lackluster technical support can prevent healthcare...


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