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Artificial intelligence in medicine raises legal and ethical concerns

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The use of artificial intelligence in medicine is generating great excitement and hope for treatment advances. AI generally refers to computers' ability to mimic human intelligence and to learn. For example, by using machine learning, scientists are working to develop algorithms that will help them make decisions about cancer treatment. They hope that computers will be able to analyze radiological images and discern which cancerous tumors will respond well to chemotherapy and which will not. But AI in medicine also raises significant legal and ethical challenges.


Artificial intelligence in medicine raises legal and ethical concerns

#artificialintelligence

The use of artificial intelligence in medicine is generating great excitement and hope for treatment advances. AI generally refers to computers' ability to mimic human intelligence and to learn. For example, by using machine learning, scientists are working to develop algorithms that will help them make decisions about cancer treatment. They hope that computers will be able to analyze radiological images and discern which cancerous tumors will respond well to chemotherapy and which will not. But AI in medicine also raises significant legal and ethical challenges.


Apple wants you to put your medical records on the iPhone

Washington Post - Technology News

Imagine this: You're on vacation and slip and fall at the pool. You head to the hospital, where doctors ask if you're taking any medications or have had any recent medical procedures. Instead of trying to recall the names of all your pills or your medical history while in pain, you easily pull up your medical record on your phone.


Proven Billion Dollar CEO Revolutionizing Giant Healthcare Industry With HealthLynked - BioResearch Alert

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Anyone who has visited their doctor knows that scheduling an appointment is usually difficult to nail down to a convenient time, and even worse, is the overwhelming paperwork that must be filled out before your appointment time. In almost every case, the office asks the patient to come in at least 15 to 20 minutes early just to fill out paperwork that has already been filled out many times before, but in different offices. This repetitive and wasteful duplication is unnecessary. Since your medical records are stored digitally in electronic format, it should be easy to simply hit a button and send your records to a physician who is seeing you for the first time, but it is not. It can take days or even weeks for the records to be transferred to your new doctor or specialist and in the interim, the patient is asked to waste almost a half hour filling out forms with information that is already on the system.


Millions of Americans' Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek. -- ProPublica

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ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica's Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. This story was co-reported with the German public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk. Medical images and health data belonging to millions of Americans, including X-rays, MRIs and CT scans, are sitting unprotected on the internet and available to anyone with basic computer expertise. The records cover more than 5 million patients in the U.S. and millions more around the world.