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AI model yields new drug to overcome antibiotic resistance

BY Jeff Rowe | February 21, 2020

Using a deep-learning model, researchers at MIT have identified a powerful new drug that can kill many species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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HIMSS20 session to offer advice for AI newcomers

BY Jeff Rowe | February 20, 2020

AI models are only as powerful as the data they’re trained on, says one expert, so healthcare execs need to know their business and the data it runs on to take full advantage of new AI technologies.

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Penn Medicine uses machine learning to map and analyze brain networks

BY Jeff Rowe | February 20, 2020

According to researchers, the findings offer potential for personalizing treatments such as brain stimulation for depression or attention problems.

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Sutter Health introduces AI-based "safety net" for lung cancer scans

BY Jeff Rowe | February 19, 2020

While Sutter already has lower-than-average rates of preventable errors in its lung cancer detection, the health system hopes this technology will further improve their percentages.

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UK researchers use AI to predict heart attacks and stroke

BY Jeff Rowe | February 18, 2020

The study demonstrated AI’s ability to predict which patients might die or suffer major adverse heart events better than a doctor using traditional approaches.

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Survey: Health execs want AI sooner rather than later

BY Jeff Rowe | February 14, 2020

Despite the desire for faster implementation, the survey found healthcare execs optimistic about the longterm prospects for AI benefits.

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Health payers turn to AI to help fight insurance fraud

BY Jeff Rowe | February 13, 2020

Traditionally, healthcare payers have relied on data analytics and health IT teams to detect and prevent fraud, and now they can add AI as another tool in the battle.

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How AI can humanize healthcare

BY Jeff Rowe | February 12, 2020

Among other things, AI can help providers quickly and accurately target the right patient with the right therapy at the correct level of care, personalizing their care in unprecedented ways.

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Ethics-based governance key to success of AI in healthcare

BY Jeff Rowe | February 11, 2020

Yes, AI is transforming healthcare, says one stakeholder, but ethical guidelines for its development and use need to be put in place to ensure safe outcomes and longterm public trust.