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How AI Is Crunching Big Data To Improve Healthcare Outcomes

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Machine support, patient information from medical records and conversations with doctors are combined with the latest medical literature to help form a diagnosis without detracting from doctor-patient relations. By utilizing deep learning algorithms and software, healthcare providers can connect various libraries of medical information and scan databases of medical records, spotting patterns that lead to more accurate detection and greater breadth of efficiency in medical diagnosis and research. IBM Watson, which has previously been used to help identify genetic markers and develop drugs, is applying its neural learning networks to help doctors correctly diagnose heart abnormalities from medical imaging tests. Powered by Baidu's deep learning and natural language processing networks, Melody improves her communication and diagnostic skills by learning from conversations with Baidu's hundreds of millions of users.


45 hospital and healthcare executives outline the hospital of the future

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Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Memorial Hermann (Houston): "For decades, healthcare institutions operated under the assumption that people who are sick or injured should be seen by a physician in a clinic or at the bedside in the hospital, but there's been a dramatic shift in recent years that's upending the way traditional hospital systems think about patient care. Patient care areas, including dedicated spaces for family, will provide easy access to information and services. CEO and Chairman of Insightec (Tirat Carmel, Israel): "Imagine for a moment that a physician can see inside a patient's body and treat a medical condition without making an incision, and that the patient returns home the same day with no side effects, stitches or long recovery time. Today, patients are accustomed to taking time out of their day to visit healthcare providers in person, including for relatively quick visits like check-ups, urgent care and pre-procedure appointments.


Artificial Intelligence is the Stethoscope of the 21st Century - The Medical Futurist

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So later, freestyle matches were organized in which supercomputers could play against human chess players assisted by AI (they were called human/AI centaurs). In 2014 in a Freestyle Battle, the AI chess players won 42 games, but centaurs won 53 games. Recently, the AI research branch of the search giant, Google, launched its Google Deepmind Health project, which is used to mine the data of medical records in order to provide better and faster health services. Google DeepMind already launched a partnership with the UK's National Health Service to improve the process of delivering care with digital solutions.


An app a day keeps the doctor away

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The free app Ada, which offered up this diagnosis, was launched in the UK in April. Before his Babylon venture, Parsa spent several years running UK hospitals. The underlying tech knits together several strands of AI: the ability to process natural language, including speech, so that you can be understood when you casually describe your symptoms; expert systems that trawl vast databases of the world's medical knowledge in an instant; and machine learning software trained to spot correlations between millions of different complaints and conditions. Ada uses both unsupervised and human-supervised learning to train the app, and Babylon makes sure its doctors agree with the app at least 99 per cent of the time.


Robot physical therapist helps people walk again after a stroke

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Artificial intelligence is helping people regain their mobility after certain neurological injuries. To avoid persistent difficulties walking after a stroke or spinal injury, walking assistance is crucial. The new system improved the in-harness gait of people following a stroke or a spinal injury. And after a single, 1-hour training session with the smart harness, people with spinal cord injury showed immediate improvement in their gait out of the harness over those given no physio session at all, the authors report today.


Aetna replacing security passwords with machine learning tools

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"Passwords are a mainstay of conventional online authentication and are considered to be a binary control - if a consumer has the user ID and password, they are enabled to use the application," said Jim Routh, chief security officer at Aetna. The risk engine compares the benign behavioral attributes to the existing behavioral model and determines a risk score based on the match. The attributes have a weighting so if an attribute is not available then the other attributes are used by the risk engine to consistently produce a risk score. "The risk engine is using unsupervised machine learning to match attributes to the existing model, so the more data provided into a model the better it performs over time," Routh explained.


Three Ways AI Will Improve Hospital Outcomes

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Google is developing tools to analyze large volumes of electronic health records (EHRs) and identify patient groups at risk of cardiac arrest, illness relapse, or other events, therefore reducing the likelihood of emergency hospital visits and inpatient stays. In Paris, a group of public hospitals is applying data analytics and machine learning to predict times of high patient volumes, allowing facilities to adjust resources in response to admission trends. Other market players are exploring AI algorithms and analytics for health applications including genomic-based precision medicine, cancer treatment protocols, wearable health device monitoring, and clinical trial enrollment. IBM's Watson Health analyzed cancer center data to identify potential treatments previously not considered by doctors; another Watson technology used at a neurological institute helped identify five new genes associated with ALS.


Why Applied Artificial Intelligence Is Here to Replace Healthcare Analytics

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The combination of electronic medical records, financial data, clinical data, and advanced analytics promised to revolutionize healthcare. Using their own systems of records, including EMRs, financial data, patient-generated data, and socio-economic data, healthcare organizations can automatically discover groups of patients that share unique combinations of characteristics. Whether it be claims, medical records, or socio-economic data, AI taps into these data points to generate more accurate, personalized predictions that continuously improve. The technology correlates and analyzes electronic medical record and financial data including treatments prescribed, procedures performed, drugs administered, length of stay, and costs per patient.


Reps push to give Charlie Gard family US residency, as judge allows new hearing - Charlie Gard's disease and legal case: An explainer - What causes infant's rare condition?

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His parents want him to be sent to the United States for experimental therapy -- Wenstrup and Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., say they'll introduce a bill to grant the family legal permanent residence, presumably easing their path to seeking life-saving treatment in the U.S. The London court put a little more time on the clock Monday, giving Gard's parents until Wednesday afternoon to submit new evidence their son should receive experimental treatment that could save his life. We offer Connie Yates and Chris Gard our heartfelt support as they seek to care for their son." The hospitals have also offered to take the medication to London and provide doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital as well.


This Startup Is Lowering Companies Healthcare Costs With AI

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This company leverages artificial intelligence and chatbot technology to help employees navigate their health insurance and use less costly services. Justin Holland, CEO and co-founder of HealthJoy, has a strong grasp on how chatbots are going to change healthcare and save companies money in the process. JOY will proactively engage employees, connect them with our benefits concierge team and redirect to lower-cost care options like telemedicine. We distribute HealthJoy to companies exclusively through benefits advisors, who are experts in developing plan designs and benefits strategies that work, both for employees and the bottom line.