Health Care Providers & Services


All in on AI: Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector

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From computer vision systems for autonomous driving to FDA-approved medical imaging, artificial intelligence (AI) is driving public sector innovation. Governments, defense agencies, and other public sector organizations are adding AI into their platform, solutions, and products to perform tasks that usually require human-level intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision making, or translation. With the announcement of Amazon Polly, we're excited about the ability to provide an even better experience to these customers by delivering incredibly lifelike voices that will captivate and engage our audience," said John Worsfold, Solutions Implementation Manager, Royal National Institute of Blind People. Health: Ohio Health, a nonprofit health organization, is utilizing evolving speech recognition and natural language processing technology to enhance the lives of its customers.


AI in healthcare is being built by and for the wealthiest: we need a wider perspective, warns WHO

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While artificial intelligence stands to bring rapid improvements to the healthcare sector, director-general of the World Health Organisation Margaret Chan has warned that it must be for the good of everybody – not just the wealthiest countries. But AI cannot replace doctors and nurses in their interactions with patients," Chan added. In the UK we have already seen the potential problems posed by technology companies collaborating with the health sector: DeepMind's collaboration with the NHS resulted in complaints over a lack of transparency, a "special relationship" between a public body and private company, and the National Data Guardian accused the NHS of handing 1.6 million patient records given to DeepMind on an "inappropriate legal basis". Doctors and nurses are licensed to practice medicine and undergo continuing study.


How AI can cut health care costs

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In the past 10 years, employers have seen their costs increase over 63 percent, and costs are forecasted to grow at three times the inflation rate for the foreseeable future. The crazy thing is that since drug formularies vary from plan to plan, your doctor doesn't know the cost of a medication she prescribes you. AI can take into account many thousands of data points, including plan formularies, therapeutic alternatives, generics, coupons, pharmacy pricing (it can vary widely), pill splitting, mail-order options, and more. There are so many problems to target with artificial intelligence within the employee health benefits space, it's staggering.


How UPMC uses artificial intelligence to keep clinicians happy, patients healthy

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From voice recognition software to clinical decision support systems, AI has been helping to streamline workflow processes in healthcare. A 2016 study conducted by Nuance and California-based Quantros found hospitals that use Nuance's clinical documentation improvement software have outperformed other hospitals every year since 2011 in terms of quality. Texas-based provider and insurer Vivify Health partnered with UPMC last year to begin monitoring the health of the nonprofit's patient population remotely. He believes AI can help care providers humanize care settings tremendously.


Machine Learning Market Research: How Leading Industries Are Adopting AI - M-Brain

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A typical customer journey for financial services players planning to implement machine learning starts with realizing that this technology can improve the efficiency of business operations by advancing data analysis capabilities and driving automated decisions. Companies seek out ML technologies, realizing that predictive analytics could improve the efficiency of business operations by advancing data analysis capabilities and driving automated decisions. Most users in this vertical already have technological capabilities, but want to advance their existing systems and implement ML to reap a variety of benefits including: Enhancing customer experience and internal productivity, streamlining processes and improving operational efficiencies, ensuring accuracy, accessibility, interpretation of data, serving workforce and customers better, etc. Some of the key priority areas when implementing machine learning in this vertical include applying predictive capabilities to improve assembly line efficiency, improving sustainability, enhancing product quality, preventative maintenance (by identifying problems within manufacturing process), sales and marketing including upsell and cross-sell opportunities, as well as inventory management.


The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Patient Engagement

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According to Niall Brennan, former chief data officer at Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), one of the key challenges related to whether or not artificial intelligence and machine learning gain traction is "translating it into something tangible that will resonate with payers and lead them to think about realigning financial incentives" to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. As healthcare organizations start to focus on consumer expectations in response to rising out-of-pocket costs and value-based reimbursements, providers will need to learn how to personalize the patient experience, reduce unnecessary expenditures, and maintain open lines of communication between office visits to keep patients as healthy as possible. This is why patient engagement, leveraged by Artificial Intelligence, is a viable solution that the healthcare industry needs, and deserves. When it comes to patient engagement, the promise of AI is to improve the experience by anticipating patient needs, providing faster and more effective outcomes.


Korea University, SK Telecom to build 'Intelligent Medical Center' - Korea Biomedical Review

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Korea University Medical Center and SK Telecom agreed Monday to cooperate to build a futuristic "Intelligent Medical Center," university officials said. Korea University Medical Center고려대의료원 and SK TelecomSK텔레콤 plan to conduct three specific projects; the research and development for voice recognition diagnosis system in the AI division, the introduction of the integrated medical guidance in the IoT division, and the implementation of "up-to-date multidisciplinary cooperative treatment system" and "VR live surgery" in MR division. When the university introduces "Medical Speech Recognition System," it will make a database of patients' medical information and provide big data as the basis for the analysis of medical information. In particular, the "360-degree Virtual Reality Live Surgery" can utilize SK Telecom's "T Real VR Platform" to conduct major operations in Korea University Medical Center's three hospitals, allowing access to practical surgical information without restrictions on time and space.


How artificial intelligence is going to cure America's sick health care system

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Phinney and Volek wrote two books together about low-carbohydrate diets and published scientific papers describing how constant adjustments to diet and lifestyle can reverse diabetes in many patients. On the back end, Virta hires doctors who get streams of updates from Virta's software and use the data to help them make decisions about how to adjust each patient's diet and medications or anything else that might affect that person's health. AI software learns about the patient and sends a stream of tips and information intended to help the diabetic manage the disease and stay out of hospitals. "If we want to massively lower health care costs, we need to figure out how to address metabolic health issues [like diabetes] at their core," Inkinen says.


Moving Beyond Dashboards for Healthcare IT

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For example, in a key resource like the operating room, most health systems can track room and block utilization and drill down to individual surgeons to see their metrics: utilization, first case on-time starts, turnover time, etc. Technologies to make sense of data -- natural language processing, image recognition, predictive analytics and machine learning, to name a few -- have become advanced, mature and practical. Seamless and secure mobile experiences will send intelligent alerts, answer questions and help people be proactive and productive. But even with optimized schedule templates, an infusion center's ground-level reality, with last-minute add-ons that clinics send their way and late cancellations, means that what centers need are simple-to-use but sophisticated mathematically optimized applications that send a "daily huddle report" each morning which lets nurses and infusion staff make fact-based decisions like: Is it because the patients haven't been seen yet?


GE and its healthcare partners want to bring AI to patient care

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The Center for Clinical Data Science will include teams from both companies and will develop, test and deploy AI software at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women's Hospital, the Boston Globe reported. "This is about creating digital tools that will have a profound impact on medicine, said John Flannery, chief executive of GE Healthcare. "Together, we can empower clinicians with the tools needed to store, analyze and leverage the flood of information to more effectively deliver care to patients." "By combining the expertise at Mass General and Brigham and Women's with the spirit of innovation at GE…we can empower clinicians with the tools needed to store, analyze and leverage the flood of information to more effectively deliver care to patients," he said.