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How blockchain can save the food industry millions from recalls


Top nations like Germany, Singapore and South Korea have adopted AI and robotics into the healthcare sector. Korea is the leading nation for AI adoption followed by Singapore, China and Taiwan according to an ITIF report. Healthcare systems around the world, notably the UK's National Health Service, have already engaged the use of AI health assistant programs to modify the clinical process with the help of applications and programs to give their patients information as well as facilitate meetings with clinicians. An Indian software company Sigtuple, created an AI- based telepathology system that automates their smart microscopes to take pictures and upload on cloud. This allows efficiency among pathologists for their diagnosis.

Predicting 72-hour and 9-day return to the emergency department using machine learning


To predict 72-h and 9-day emergency department (ED) return by using gradient boosting on an expansive set of clinical variables from the electronic health record. This retrospective study included all adult discharges from a level 1 trauma center ED and a community hospital ED covering the period of March 2013 to July 2017. A total of 1500 variables were extracted for each visit, and samples split randomly into training, validation, and test sets (80%, 10%, and 10%). Gradient boosting models were fit on 3 selections of the data: administrative data (demographics, prior hospital usage, and comorbidity categories), data available at triage, and the full set of data available at discharge. A logistic regression (LR) model built on administrative data was used for baseline comparison. Finally, the top 20 most informative variables identified from the full gradient boosting models were used to build a reduced model for each outcome.

Artificial intelligence and healthcare industry: What should you know?


It is the reality that artificial intelligence (AI) has changed the way people do business and their day-to-day lives. Virtual assistants, computer-aided diagnosis and also clinical decision support are just a couple of examples of how artificial intelligence in healthcare has modified the sector. It is not only about one sector or industry but related to every area. Artificial intelligence is doing miracles in every business. Speaking of artificial intelligence in the healthcare sector, you can easily find a great change and alteration in ways the work used to happen and taking place today.

How Is AI Used In Healthcare - 5 Powerful Real-World Examples That Show The Latest Advances


When it comes to our health, especially in matters of life and death, the promise of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve outcomes is very intriguing. While there is still much to overcome to achieve AI-dependent health care, most notably data privacy concerns and fears of mismanaged care due to machine error and lack of human oversight, there is sufficient potential that governments, tech companies, and healthcare providers are willing to invest and test out AI-powered tools and solutions. Here are five of the AI advances in healthcare that appear to have the most potential. With an estimated value of $40 billion to healthcare, robots can analyze data from pre-op medical records to guide a surgeon's instrument during surgery, which can lead to a 21% reduction in a patient's hospital stay. Robot-assisted surgery is considered "minimally invasive" so patients won't need to heal from large incisions.

An inside look at the NHS's plans to revolutionise healthcare with AI

New Scientist

The UK is "on the cusp of a huge health tech revolution that could transform patient experience", said health minister Matt Hancock when he announced £250 million to fund a new AI Lab for the National Health Service earlier this month. The lab has been set up to bring together academics and technology companies to work on some of the biggest challenges in health and care. But the AI sector has a reputation for overpromising on what it can deliver – as do politicians.

Health system execs eyeing AI investments, but lack vendor knowledge


Adoption and investment in artificial intelligence and robotic process automation is still in its early growth stage in the healthcare industry, with just half of hospital leaders familiar with the technologies. WHY IT MATTERS These were among the results of a survey of 115 executives at hospital systems and independent hospitals in the United States, conducted by healthcare digitization vendor Olive and market research firm Sage Growth Partners. The study also found that nearly a quarter (23 percent) of health system executives are looking to invest in the two technologies today, and half said they plan to do so within the next two years. The top reasons cited for deploying AI technology included improving efficiency and reducing costs, improving the quality of care and improving patient satisfaction and engagement. While interest in AI and RPA technology is growing, the survey results also indicated that there is a lack of general knowledge as to where to procure the solutions or what vendors offer them, with more than half of survey respondents unable to name an AI or RPA vendor or solution.

How data can predict which employees are about to quit: Rather than relying on exit interviews and their comparisons to occasional employee surveys to determine engagement, organizations can turn instead to big data and advanced analytics to identify those workers at greatest risk of quitting.


Rather than relying on exit interviews and their comparisons to occasional employee surveys to determine engagement, organizations can turn instead to big data and advanced analytics to identify those workers at greatest risk of quitting. A new Harvard Business Review article outlines how applying machine learning algorithms to turnover data and employee information can provide a much more accurate picture of workplace satisfaction. This measure of "turnover propensity" comprised two main indicators: turnover shocks, which are organizational and personal events that cause workers to reconsider their jobs, and job embeddedness, which describes an employee's social ties in their workplace and interest in the work they do. Though achieving this kind of "proactive anticipation" will require a sizable investment of time and effort to develop the necessary data and algorithms, the payoff will likely be worth it: "Leaders can proactively engage valued employees at risk of leaving through interviews, to better understand how the firm can increase the odds that they stay," per HBR. More articles on leadership and management: Can your anesthesia department handle NORA?

Michigan Medicine makes AI, machine learning a top tech priority


The academic medical center of the University of Michigan is leveraging investments in artificial intelligence, machine learning and advanced analytics to unlock the value of its health data. According to Andrew Rosenberg, MD, chief information officer for Michigan Medicine, the organization currently has 34 ongoing AI and machine leaning projects, 28 of which have principal investigators. "There's a lot of collaboration around these projects--as there should be for the diversity of thought and background needed to deal with complex problems--working with at least seven other U of M schools," Rosenberg told the Machine Learning for Health Care conference on Friday in Ann Arbor, Mich. "That's one of the powers that we enjoy." One of the machine learning projects cited by Rosenberg leverages a combination of electronic health records, monitor data and analytics to predict acute hemodynamic instability--when blood flow drops and deprives the body of oxygen--which is one of the most common causes of death for critically ill or injured patients.

Artificial Intelligence Could Improve Health Care for All--Unless it Doesn't

TIME - Tech

You could be forgiven for thinking that AI will soon replace human physicians based on headlines such as "The AI Doctor Will See You Now," "Your Future Doctor May Not Be Human," and "This AI Just Beat Human Doctors on a Clinical Exam." But experts say the reality is more of a collaboration than an ousting: Patients could soon find their lives partly in the hands of AI services working alongside human clinicians. There is no shortage of optimism about AI in the medical community. But many also caution the hype surrounding AI has yet to be realized in real clinical settings. There are also different visions for how AI services could make the biggest impact.

National Health Service England to set up Artificial Intelligence lab


The National Health Service England is planning to set up a national artificial intelligence laboratory to enhance the medical care and research facility. According to the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock said AI has'enormous power' to improve the health care facilities, and save lives. The health service has announced £250m on setting up a research lab to boost AI within the health sector. However, AI will pose new challenges in protecting patient data. Many AI tools have proven to be game-changer devices, which help doctors at spotting lung cancer, skin cancer, and more than 50 eye conditions from scans.