Focus on Artificial Intelligence

AI and machine learning: What cuts hype from reality?

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are set to transform healthcare. From front line care delivery, including triage, clinical decision support and patient experience to back-office operations, such as billing and revenue cycle, algorithms and emerging technologies are already proving their value. And that will only change in the months and years ahead as more startups get funded, proofs-of-concept demonstrate success and pilot programs take flight into production environments.
 
We at HIMSS Media in November will delve into the ways AI and machine learning have already taken root in healthcare, we’ll interview experts about what’s coming next and examine the promise and threats of AI.

The future is now

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Amazon adds to its list of HIPAA-eligible machine learning tools

by Laura Lovett

Amazon Translate, Amazon Comprehend and Amazon Transcribe will now be HIPAA eligible.

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The wild and wonderful world of AI stock art

by Mike Miliard

In this podcast, we speak with Harvard professor and Cyft CEO Len D'Avolio about the wide gap between artificial intelligence in real-world healthcare, and how it's often depicted in sci-fi illustrations.

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AI table stakes: clean and well-governed data

by Mike Miliard

The most advanced machine learning algorithms won't get health systems where they want to go unless the data fueling them is high-test.

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Open source AI voice assistant takes aim at Amazon and Google

by Diana Manos

Mycroft is pitching its new platform as more secure and customizable than voice assistants currently on the market.

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Machine learning system saves case managers 1,327 hours per year

by Bill Siwicki

Since the new discharge platform was introduced at Bon Secours Charity Hospital, it has cut the amount of time case managers need to prepare from a daily average of 35 minutes to eight.

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Blockchain app store links AI developers, providers

by Benjamin Harris

The marketplace will enable imaging centers to monetize their data while providing a centralized place for radiologists to browse for specific AI algorithms.

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A CIO's guide to AI dashboards

by Bill Siwicki

Some forward-looking CIOs are putting together AI dashboards, or beginning to think about such dashboards and what would make them useful tools.

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GE launches new Edison platform, AI apps

by Mike Miliard

At RSNA, new applications and smart devices make it easier for hospitals to develop algorithms and manage data for imaging and precision medicine.

 

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Startups talk the if, when and how of AI-augmented dashboards

by Dave Muoio

Here’s a look at how artificial intelligence can enhance dashboards to help users separate bold claims from reality.

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Nuance launches PowerScribe One, touts AI Marketplace

by Benjamin Harris

The company also says it's working with groups such as the American College of Radiology to develop API standards to better integrate AI into radiology workflows, EHRs and PACS.

 

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How Grady Health System used AI to reduce preventable readmissions

by Beth Jones Sanborn
Case study: Grady Health used an AI machine to generate which patients were most at risk of coming b
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Healthcare AI: What we know so far

by Mike Miliard

From the research lab to the bedside to the back office, AI and machine learning are transforming the ways we think about care and how we develop treatments.

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AI helps predict conditions via CT scans

by Benjamin Harris

New research from Israel shows the promise of using artificial intelligence as a second set of eyes to spot osteoporotic fractures and coronary vascular events.

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Artificial intelligence fueling need for digital workforce

by John Sharp

First movers such as Mount Sinai, Fresenius and Houston Methodist are running AI pilots and enabling employees to work alongside machines.

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Huiyihuiying launches new AI Full Cycle Health Management Cloud Platform

by Dean Koh
Huiyihuiying, a Chinese medical imaging artificial intelligence company, yesterday announced the lau
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M*Modal launches AI radiology on Microsoft Azure cloud

by Diana Manos

Company says M*Modal Fluency for Imaging will offer clinical intelligence in the reporting workflow.

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IDC's top 2019 predictions for CIOs

by Mike Miliard

Within two years, 80 percent of IT leaders will be paid based on metrics that track tech’s ability to boost performance and growth.

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Roundup: 12 healthcare algorithms cleared by the FDA

by Dave Muoio

As AI cements its role in healthcare, more and more intelligent software offerings are pursuing 510(k) and De Novo approvals.

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Microsoft unveils FHIR Server for Azure

by Diana Manos

New service comes shortly after the software giant aligned with Amazon, IBM, Google, Oracle and Salesforce to remove interoperability barriers.

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Northwestern sees promise for AI cardiac imaging

by Mike Miliard

A new study, which just enrolled the first of some 1,200 patients, will examine how artificial intelligence could help certified medical assistants do echocardiograms.

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Moving from text-only to AI, interactive multimedia radiology reports

by Bill Siwicki

The University of Virginia Health System wanted to create interactive multimedia reports, believing that radiologists could communicate better through the use of enriched and interactive content.

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Payers use AI to make members healthier

by Susan Morse

Insurers are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to review medical records, optimize care for chronic conditions, identify risk.

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AI application can predict cellular DNA repair

by Mike Miliard

The machine learning algorithm, which can anticipate how cells respond CRISPR-induced breaks, could help researchers repair gene mutations.

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Amazon machine learning offerings well-suited for healthcare

by Benjamin Harris

Its Elastic Inference and SageMaker platforms provide health systems with scalable and powerful ways to process large datasets, while the new Comprehend Medical tool delves into unstructured data.

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Making a business case for AI investment

by Mike Miliard

IT leaders should show the value of specific AI use cases, while also ensuring the C-suite understands the potentially slow or hard-to-define ROI.

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Mount Sinai finds deep learning algorithms inconsistent based on data set

by Tom Sullivan

The team used convolutional neural networks on its own chest X-rays as well as imaging from NIH and Indiana University and said they did not perform equally.

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The internet of nursing things

by Rosy Matheson
If you think the digitisation of nursing is just about nurses filling out scores on a mobile device,
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Successful bids for £50m UK AI digital pathology and imaging network announced

by Leontina Postelnicu
Five new AI centres will be created in London, Leeds, Oxford, Coventry and Glasgow.
 
 
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AI algorithms show promise for colonoscopy screenings

by Mike Miliard

A Chinese company, working with researchers in Sichuan and Boston, says its algorithm – similar to that enabling self-driving vehicles – could be a second set of eyes for polyp detection.

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Sorting through the confusing terminology of AI

by Mike Miliard

AI, machine learning, cognitive computing, neural networks? Supervised, unsupervised, semi-supervised? Object recognition, natural language processing? What does it all mean?

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AI triage chatbots trekking toward a standard of care despite criticism

by Laura Lovett

Savvy hospitals like Boston Children’s and NHS facilities are working with chatbot startups to create new ways to interface with patients seeking care.

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Radiology beyond the machine

by Mélisande Rouger

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly permeating medical imaging, but its integration into clinical practice will depend on the capacity of AI technology to facilitate workflow. How far has radiology advanced on this path? Insights asked a leading expert to find out.

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AI: 3 charts on what healthcare has planned for the future

by Tom Sullivan

AI is already having a big impact, but strategic planning is not keeping pace and healthcare organizations need to be proactive about developing tools now.

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Why 2018 is the year of voice tech in healthcare

by Tom Sullivan

What IT shops and clinicians should expect in 2019: plenty of tech failures.

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AI-powered perinatal monitoring system cuts newborn intensive care admission at Baylor

by Bill Siwicki

Fighting the United States' abysmal maternal and fetal mortality problems, Baylor College of Medicine is applying artificial intelligence to aid physicians at key moments.

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AI tool predicts heart disease risk more accurately than experts

by Leontina Postelnicu

The machine learning model uses 600 variables with patient's data whereas human-constructed models made predictions based on 27, researchers say.

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Flagler Hospital uses AI to create clinical pathways that enhance care and slash costs

by Bill Siwicki

A pneumonia pathway saved $1,356 per patient, lowered length of stay by two days and significantly reduced readmission rates.

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Where hospitals plan big AI deployments: diagnostic imaging

by Bernie Monegain

Interest in AI is on the rise among radiology units, and a new study says the tech could transform imaging accuracy, productivity and increasing patient volumes.

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What hospitals need for successful AI: a digital base

by Mike Miliard

Artificial intelligence depends on several different fundamental technologies, and a robust and modernized infrastructure – cloud, mobile and web – to build upon is a must-have first step.

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How one medical group uses AI to improve value-based care

by Bill Siwicki

Efficiencies gained have allowed the Hill Physicians Medical Group to increase the number of patient charts collected for risk adjustment efforts by more than 200 percent.

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NLP evolving for pop health and precision medicine

by Mike Miliard

New clinical and operational use cases are emerging for natural language processing, from risk adjustment to population surveillance and beyond.

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Deep trust issues remain with AI despite wider use

by Mike Miliard

A new Intel survey shows that health systems expect artificial intelligence to improve care delivery, but worry that patients and physicians are nervous about the technology.

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Another AI task: hardware maintenance

by Mike Miliard

New technologies can be used to proactively detect malfunctioning equipment and enable faster repair.

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AI diagnostic tool plows through FDA clearance

by Dave Muoio

Studies supported the groundbreaking IDx artificial intelligence tool, which can detect diabetic retinopathy with medical imaging – but the investigation of its validity wasn't above critique.

Government & Policy

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Time for a national AI strategy?

by Diana Manos

Center for Data Innovation says failing to craft an artificial intelligence plan will make America less competitive around the globe, slow economic growth and inhibit progress.

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CMS to launch AI health outcomes challenge

by Mike Miliard

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will kick off 2019 looking to reward new ways artificial intelligence can be safely leveraged to for improved quality of care.

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FTC hearing: Not all AI is created equal

by Mike Miliard

At a two-day event to learn about the ethics and consumer implications of artificial intelligence, an ONC official and tech developer offered the healthcare perspective.

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AMIA to Trump: Stay the course on AI investment

by Mike Miliard

The government should build on existing artificial intelligence R&D plans, instead of starting over from scratch, the health informatics group said.

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FDA chief sees big things for AI in healthcare

by Mike Miliard

Scott Gottlieb, MD, is bullish on the opportunities artificial intelligence could bring to EHRs, decision support and more.

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AI research needs more funding at NIH, NIST, others, says House report

by Mike Miliard
In a bipartisan new report on artificial intelligence, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, chair of the House O

HIMSS Learning Center

Upcoming Webinars / Webinar

How a Tiny Community Hospital Deployed AI to Reduce Costs and Enhance Patient Outcomes

by Ayasdi

Flagler Hospital is a 335-bed hospital in St. Augustine, Florida. They don’t have a single data scientist on staff. Nonetheless, they have orchestrated one of the most successful deployments of artificial intelligence in healthcare - delivering cost savings of more than 30%, reducing the length of stay by days and reducing readmissions by a factor of more than 7X.

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HIMSS Media Insights on Technology Disruption in Healthcare

by Oracle

Janet King and Leonard D’Avolio, Assistant Professor at Brigham and Women’s and Harvard Medical School, will convene to discuss the results of a recent HIMSS Media survey, which polled healthcare providers on their outlook for the future of healthcare IT, with a focus on disruptive technologies.

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Leveraging Open Source to Advance Clinical Decision Support

by HIMSS Learning Center
Join our webinar to take a deep dive into the research and solutions that healthcare organizations a

Thought leaders talk to HIMSS TV

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Leadership, clinical engagement key to digitizing healthcare in Turkey

by HIMSS TV

HIMSS Analytics Regional Director for Europe and Latin America John Rayner details Turkey’s progress in digitizing public hospitals as more than 160 organizations are recognized at Stage 6 of the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

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Precision medicine deployed through healthcare supply chain

by HIMSS TV

Anne Snowdon, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of Windsor, discusses the development of supply chain maturity model H-SIMM and how healthcare supply chains help achieve the most desirable outcomes for patients and clinicians.

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Stage 7 EMRAM hospital’s winning EMR strategy

by HIMSS TV

Jane Miller, COO of Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, shares that her organization, which reached the elite stage 7 EMRAM, treated EMR implementation as a clinical transformation project, not an IT project.

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AI, precision medicine need workforce development to grow

by HIMSS TV

Sam Hanna, Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies and Program Director in Healthcare Management at American University, talks about the ideal skill set needed to use data and technology to create targeted therapies.

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Using AI to cut readmissions

by HIMSS TV

Robin Frady, executive director, B&CI Information Services at Grady Health System, talks about her organization’s success with using AI and data to target at-risk patients with post-discharge EMS outreach. 

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Critical components for implementing AI

by HIMSS TV

Douglas Reding, Chief Medical Officer for Ascension Wisconsin and practicing oncologist, talks about Ascension's journey with its precision medicine task force, the need for AI support and the future of AI and machine learning.

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AI, big data are valuable assets to physicians

by HIMSS TV

John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Paul Cerrato, Contributing Writer, Medscape, Medpage Today, discuss how AI and big data can help make personalized medicine a reality.

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Creating 'medical intelligence': Getting clinicians involved in healthcare's AI transformation

by HIMSS TV

Anthony Chang, MD, at CHOC, explains how machine learning will "augment the intelligence of the clinician."

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Voice assistants are pushing AI beyond old barriers

by HIMSS TV

Ben Schilens from Orbita discusses the opportunity developers have to improve patient engagement.

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Distinguishing AI from machine learning

by Eric Bailey

Zeeshan Syed, Director of the Clinical Inference and Algorithms Program at Stanford Healthcare, presents the differences between AI and machine learning and discusses current applications of each technology in healthcare.

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AI integration into workflows minimizes tools to ease doctor burden

by HIMSS TV

Jennifer Esposito, general manager of Health and Life Sciences at Intel, explains how AI benefits workflows with its direct impact to be a seamless integration for physicians and the patient experience.

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AI works to close brain-behavior gap with healthy eating app

by HIMSS TV

Kyra Bobinet, MD, founder the neuroscience-based design firm EngagedIN, is working with AI algorithms in Walmart’s First Tri app to build a brain taxonomy to identify behavior to help individuals understand what motivation changes their food habits.

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It's time for data to translate into better outcomes for patients

by HIMSS TV

Iomed Medical Solution CEO Javier de Oca is in the business of generating data specific databases for health systems and believes the time is now to see that data translate into better patient outcomes and sustainable systems for providers.

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Understanding cognitive services and how they can help healthcare

by HIMSS TV

John Barto, healthcare evangelist at Microsoft, outlines the early wins systems are seeing by incorporating cognitive computing platforms into their IT stacks.

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Understanding how AI can advance precision medicine

by HIMSS TV

Keith Bigelow, general manager of analytics for GE Healthcare, says you need great data science, a clinical lens and the ability to seamlessly integrate AI tools into workflows.

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Data is everybody's business, but where do you find the right data?

by HIMSS TV

Prof Xiangliang Zhang, associate professor at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, is working with biology data to understand the relationship between disease, genes and drugs to gain better insight to develop predictive models; and encouraging students into pursue careers in data science.