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Healthcare AI: How one hospital system is using technology to adapt to COVID-19

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TechRepublic's Karen Roby spoke with Jay Roszhart of Memorial Health Center's Systems Ambulatory Group in Illinois about artificial intelligence (AI) in hospitals. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation. Karen Roby: The American Hospital Association estimates that hospitals have lost more than $200 billion because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospital leaders are always looking for ways to get patients back into doctors' offices and the hospitals in a safe and secure way. Talk a little bit just to start us off here about the population that you serve there in Illinois.


Machine learning can help keep the global supply chain moving

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TechRepublic's Karen Roby spoke with Noel Calhoun, CTO of Interos, an artificial intelligence supply chain solution, about AI in the supply chain. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation. Karen Roby: Noel, we're going to talk a little bit about AI today in our supply chain. You spent many years in the public and the private sectors, working with the CIA. When we talk about our supply chain, I mean, never before has the light been put on it as much as it is right now.


Healthcare is adopting AI much faster since the pandemic began

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TechRepublic's Karen Roby spoke with Ira Cohen, chief data scientist at Anodot, a business analytics platform, about the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation. There are even plenty of offices that had never even considered telehealth, but have now been just thrust into that. AI is certainly playing a big role in that. Ira Cohen: I think the pandemic actually was a unique time point.


5 Trends Medtech Should Be Talking About

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Recently I chatted with Candace Roulo, managing editor of Advanced Manufacturing Now, about some of the most important trends in medtech and the technologies that are taking the industry to the next level. Click below to listen to the podcast, or read on for select highlights of the conversation – what I consider to be five trends medtech professionals should be talking about. Advanced Manufacturing Now: You mentioned connectivity. With the healthcare sector embracing the interconnectivity of the Internet of Things for more proactive patient management, what are the opportunities and challenges associated with using sensors in medical devices? And if you could, give us a couple examples of those medical devices.


New app helps prevent skin cancer using AI and ML

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TechRepublic's Karen Roby spoke with Jon Friis, CEO and founder of Miiskin, about how the Miiskin app is helping prevent skin cancer. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation. Karen Roby: We understand how technology can help change things in medicine, such as robots are in the operating room, and we're just seeing all kinds of really innovative things going on. Observing your moles is one of those things on our skin that I would never think technology would play a role in. Tell us before we get to the technology part of this, the augmented reality and machine learning.