NTT Data expands clinical AI, natural language processing with new tech

The companies will help healthcare clients improve quality and lower costs by using natural language processing and AI-based systems.
By Bill Siwicki
01:24 PM
AI in healthcare

NTT Data Services has partnered with Pieces Technologies, a developer of clinical artificial intelligence software, with the aim of helping hospitals improve care quality and decrease the costs by using natural language processing and AI-based systems.

Specifically, NTT Data will integrate the Pieces Decision Sciences software into its technology suite that includes data integration services, analytics capabilities, cloud services and consulting. 

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Artificial intelligence in healthcare is growing out of its infancy stage. It's been proven to work, it's been put to use in real clinical settings. But adoption has been slow. Further, healthcare has only explored the tip of the AI iceberg.

But experts say hospitals are beginning to witness AI innovations emerge in healthcare and other industries, whether that is pinpointing complex patterns in data, genomic sequencing or personalized medicine. 

To that end, the cloud-based Pieces Decision Sciences platform uses AI and natural language processing to power key algorithms throughout a patient's care journey in real time. The software is integrated with electronic health records and uses predictive modeling, clinical NLP, machine learning and AI directly at the point of care to aid real-time decision making.

NTT Data officials said enables hospitals and health systems to lower readmissions and avoidable hospitalizations, reduce excess length of stay, minimize the risk of healthcare-associated infections, and decrease complications from sepsis and inpatient deterioration.

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