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.

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Artificial intelligence
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It's the last day of November, which means it's also the end of our Focus on Artificial...

By Mike Miliard |
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Earlier this year, the American Medical Association published a report designed to assess the...

By Mike Miliard |
AI voice assistant

Mycrosft's open source Mark II voice assistant will be available next month. 

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Mycroft, the Kansas City-based voice platform company, announced an open source voice-activated...

By Diana Manos |
Machine learning system saves case managers 1,327 hours per year
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Bon Secours Charity Hospital, a three-hospital health system that is part of Westchester Center...

By Bill Siwicki |
Blockchain AI
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Medical Diagnostic Web has entered the fast-growing AI app store world, as it introduces an new...

By Benjamin Harris |
A CIO's guide to a dashboard for AI
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The presence of artificial intelligence-powered IT is growing in healthcare. More and more CIOs...

By Bill Siwicki |

The new Edison platform is named for GE's co-founder, Thomas Edison.

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At the Radiological Society of North America annual meeting in Chicago, GE Healthcare is...

By Mike Miliard |
Artificial Intelligence
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Analyzing imaging is getting a lot easier for radiologists, thanks to an increased range of...

By Benjamin Harris |
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Case study: Grady Health used an AI machine to generate which patients were most at risk of...

By Beth Jones Sanborn |
Artificial Intelligence
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All November long, Healthcare IT News and other HIMSS Media brands have been focused on...

By Mike Miliard |
AI CT scans
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Israeli healthcare system Calit Health System teamed with analytics company Zebra Medical Vision...

By Benjamin Harris |
AI digital workforce
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NEW YORK — Healthcare organizations implementing artificial intelligence must move to “decision...

By John Sharp |
AI

Na Guo, co-founder of Huiyihuiying, speaks at the 2018 Pink Ribbon Campaign and Smart Medical Theme Festival in Beijing in September. Credit: Huiyihuiying

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Huiyihuiying, a Chinese medical imaging artificial intelligence company, yesterday announced the...

By Dean Koh |
AI radiology
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M*Modal on Tuesday announced a cloud-based version of its radiology reporting solution, designed...

By Diana Manos |
CIO predictions
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Analyst house IDC forecasts big changes for the role of chief information officer as their...

By Mike Miliard |
Microsoft FHIR Azure
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Microsoft this week announced the release of its open source FHIR Server for the Azure cloud.

By Diana Manos |
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Northwestern Medicine has enrolled the first patient for what it says will be a pioneering study...

By Mike Miliard |
Moving from text-only to AI, interactive multimedia radiology reports
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The radiology report is the principle work product of the radiologist. Until recently, reports...

By Bill Siwicki |
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A new report shows how a machine-learning algorithm is able to predict how human and mouse cells...

By Mike Miliard |
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Amazon has released new machine learning tools with a wide range of applications for the...

By Benjamin Harris |
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The genre of "Convincing the C-suite to Invest in X" stories is well-trod ground here at...

By Mike Miliard |
AI radiology
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Researchers at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine found that the same deep learning...

By Tom Sullivan |
Nurse sorting through digital records.
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If you think the digitisation of nursing is just about nurses filling out scores on a mobile...

By Rosy Matheson |

UK Business Secretary Greg Clark; Credit: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

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*/ Business Secretary Greg Clark has unveiled today the successful consortium groups that wil...

By Leontina Postelnicu |
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Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, working alongside...

By Mike Miliard |
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In Orlando on Feb. 11, HIMSS will be hosting its second annual Machine Learning & AI for...

By Mike Miliard |
Virtual reality goggles and medical images.
AI machine learning
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Healthcare executives expect artificial intelligence to be among the most impactful technologies...

By Tom Sullivan |
Voice assistant.
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BOSTON — Voice technologies from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft and others are catching on in...

By Tom Sullivan |
Baylor Texas Children's Pavilion for Women.
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Much has been reported in the media about the maternal mortality crisis in the United States. The...

By Bill Siwicki |
heart monitor in hospital
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Scientists have designed a model using Artificial Intelligence that can predict risk of death in...

By Leontina Postelnicu |
Flagler Hospital in Saint Augustine, Florida
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Flagler Hospital in Saint Augustine, Florida, is using artificial intelligence tools to improve...

By Bill Siwicki |
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Hospital and radiology specialists will invest some $2 billion every year to deploy artificial...

By Bernie Monegain |
AI code for digital base for hospitals
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If ever a technology was the opposite of plug-and-play, artificial intelligence is it. Beyond the...

By Mike Miliard |
Hill Physicians Medical Group in San Ramon is using AI, machine learning to improve care
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While many hospitals and medical groups are exploring artificial and machine learning, Hill...

By Bill Siwicki |
NLP evolving for pop health and precision medicine
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Natural language processing is a useful technology that's become so commonplace in recent years...

By Mike Miliard |
AI has trust issues with patients and physicians
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Health system decision-makers see artificial intelligence as a new fact of life, even if many are...

By Mike Miliard |
AI cloud computing server room hardware maintenance
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Add hardware maintenance to the list of IT tasks that artificial intelligence can improve upon...

By Mike Miliard |
IDx AI tool in clinical use
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The pivotal trial data that led to the clearance of the first AI-based diagnostic system to not...

By Dave Muoio |

Government & Policy

national AI strategy
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The Center for Data Innovation called for a national strategy to guide the literal explosion of...

By Diana Manos |
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The CMS Innovation Center will open a new artificial intelligence challenge in early 2019,...

By Mike Miliard |

Dr. Michael Abramoff, founder and CEO of IDx Technologies (Photo: FTC)

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In hearings yesterday and today at the Howard University Law School in Washington, D.C., the...

By Mike Miliard |
artificial intelligence
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The American Medical Informatics Association is calling on the Trump administration to continue...

By Mike Miliard |
FDA chief sees big things for AI in healthcare
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At AcademyHealth’s 2018 Health Datapalooza on Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

By Mike Miliard |
National Institute of Health aerial view
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In a bipartisan new report on artificial intelligence, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, chair of the...

By Mike Miliard |

HIMSS Learning Center

Upcoming Webinars / Webinar

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.

Upcoming Webinars / Webinar

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.

Leveraging Open Source to Advance Clinical Decision Support
Upcoming Webinars / Webinar

Join our webinar to take a deep dive into the research and solutions that healthcare organizations are using today to achieve success and s

By HIMSS Learning Center |

Thought leaders talk to HIMSS TV

John Rayner
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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).

By HIMSS TV |
Anne Snowdon
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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.

By HIMSS TV |
Jane Miller
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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.

By HIMSS TV |
Sam Hanna
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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.

By HIMSS TV |
Robin Frady
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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. 

By HIMSS TV |
Douglas Reding
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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.

By HIMSS TV |
John Halamka and Paul Cerrato.
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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.

By HIMSS TV |
Anthony Chang talks AI at Dev4Health
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Anthony Chang, MD, at CHOC, explains how machine learning will "augment the intelligence of the clinician."

By HIMSS TV |
Voice assistants AI at Dev4Health conference
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Ben Schilens from Orbita discusses the opportunity developers have to improve patient engagement.

By HIMSS TV |
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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.

By Eric Bailey |
Jennifer Esposito talks to HIMSS TV
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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.

By HIMSS TV |
Kyra Bobinet talks to himss tv
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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.

By HIMSS TV |
Javier de Oca
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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.

By HIMSS TV |
John Barto, healthcare evangelist at Microsoft talks about understanding cognitive services in healthcare
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John Barto, healthcare evangelist at Microsoft, outlines the early wins systems are seeing by incorporating cognitive computing platforms into their IT stacks.

By HIMSS TV |
Prof Xiangliang ZHANG speaking with HIMSS TV
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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.

By HIMSS TV |