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At an off-site support building two miles from NewYork-Presbyterian's Weill Cornell Medical Center, registered nurses use artificial intelligence to monitor what's happening at the hospital. The space houses various remote administrative stations, including clinical monitoring setups that have computers and six screens from which nurses track real-time physiologic data of patients in the emergency department. RNs also check activity through smart-bed technology, keeps tabs on temperatures of refrigerators that house life-saving medicine, and facilitate call center functions. NewYork-Presbyterian dubbed this AI-infused shop the Clinical Operations Center, or CLOC, and the goal is to leverage artificial intelligence in a 100 percent capacity within the next 12-14 months. CLOC is already is showing the benefits of incorporating artificial intelligence into daily clinical monitoring of patient care in ways that other hospitals can learn from.


Will medical AI save the NHS? - Raconteur

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"Healthcare is one of the highest cost areas for all modern economies, which makes it ripe for AI as providers look for efficiency to care for patients," says Dan Housman, chief technology officer at ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte. Babylon is an AI-based app using speech recognition to check patients' symptoms and connect them with GPs Tweaking performance is the difference between a podium or an also-ran finish, and now the same skills and techniques are being used by its Applied Technologies division to improve health outcomes. Its first visible effort is a collaboration with London's Royal Free Hospital to develop an app for speedier recognition of acute kidney injury, which causes 40,000 deaths a year. It is also developing the Hark system that improves hospital medical efficiency.


MIT robot helps deliver babies

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The job requires effective decision making -- which room should a patient be assigned to? To conduct the study, the researchers trained a Nao robot to learn from nurses' scheduling decisions and to understand why they made those decisions opposed to the alternatives. The researchers then had the robot make suggestions for doctors and nurses in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. At Beth Israel, the resource nurse coordinates 10 nurses, 20 patients and 20 rooms at the same time, according to the study's authors.


MIT robot helps deliver babies

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The job requires effective decision making -- which room should a patient be assigned to? To conduct the study, the researchers trained a Nao robot to learn from nurses' scheduling decisions and to understand why they made those decisions opposed to the alternatives. The researchers then had the robot make suggestions for doctors and nurses in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. At Beth Israel, the resource nurse coordinates 10 nurses, 20 patients and 20 rooms at the same time, according to the study's authors.


Could robots become authentic companions in nursing care? - Metzler - 2015 - Nursing Philosophy - Wiley Online Library

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Creating android and humanoid robots to furnish companionship in the nursing care of older people continues to attract substantial development capital and research. Some people object, though, that machines of this kind furnish human–robot interaction characterized by inauthentic relationships. In particular, robotic and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have been charged with substituting mindless mimicry of human behaviour for the real presence of conscious caring offered by human nurses. The foregoing objections and concerns can be assessed quite differently, depending upon ambient religious beliefs or metaphysical presuppositions.