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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In this podcast, we speak with Harvard professor and Cyft CEO Len D'Avolio about the wide gap...
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The most advanced machine learning algorithms won't get health systems where they want to go...
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Mycrosft's open source Mark II voice assistant will be available next month. 

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Mycroft is pitching its new platform as more secure and customizable than voice assistants...
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Machine learning system saves case managers 1,327 hours per year
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Since the new discharge platform was introduced at Bon Secours Charity Hospital, it has cut the...
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Blockchain AI
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The marketplace will enable imaging centers to monetize their data while providing a centralized...
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A CIO's guide to a dashboard for AI
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Some forward-looking CIOs are putting together AI dashboards, or beginning to think about such...
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The new Edison platform is named for GE's co-founder, Thomas Edison.

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At RSNA, new applications and smart devices make it easier for hospitals to develop algorithms and...
By Mike Miliard |
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Here’s a look at how artificial intelligence can enhance dashboards to help users separate...
By Dave Muoio |
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The company also says it's working with groups such as the American College of Radiology to...
By Benjamin Harris |
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Case study: Grady Health used an AI machine to generate which patients were most at risk of coming...
By Beth Jones Sanborn |
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From the research lab to the bedside to the back office, AI and machine learning are transforming...
By Mike Miliard |
AI CT scans
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New research from Israel shows the promise of using artificial intelligence as a second set of eyes...
By Benjamin Harris |
AI digital workforce
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First movers such as Mount Sinai, Fresenius and Houston Methodist are running AI pilots and...
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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Company says M*Modal Fluency for Imaging will offer clinical intelligence in the reporting workflow.
By Diana Manos |
CIO predictions
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Within two years, 80 percent of IT leaders will be paid based on metrics that track tech’s...
By Mike Miliard |
Healthcare app.
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As AI cements its role in healthcare, more and more intelligent software offerings are pursuing 510...
By Dave Muoio |
Microsoft FHIR Azure
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New service comes shortly after the software giant aligned with Amazon, IBM, Google, Oracle and...
By Diana Manos |
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A new study, which just enrolled the first of some 1,200 patients, will examine how artificial...
By Mike Miliard |
Moving from text-only to AI, interactive multimedia radiology reports
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The University of Virginia Health System wanted to create interactive multimedia reports, believing...
By Bill Siwicki |
Waiting room with patients.
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Insurers are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to review medical records, optimize...
By Susan Morse |
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The machine learning algorithm, which can anticipate how cells respond CRISPR-induced breaks, could...
By Mike Miliard |
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Its Elastic Inference and SageMaker platforms provide health systems with scalable and powerful...
By Benjamin Harris |
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IT leaders should show the value of specific AI use cases, while also ensuring the C-suite...
By Mike Miliard |
AI radiology
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The team used convolutional neural networks on its own chest X-rays as well as imaging from NIH and...
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 device...
By Rosy Matheson |

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

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Five new AI centres will be created in London, Leeds, Oxford, Coventry and Glasgow.
By Leontina Postelnicu |
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A Chinese company, working with researchers in Sichuan and Boston, says its algorithm –...
By Mike Miliard |
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AI, machine learning, cognitive computing, neural networks? Supervised, unsupervised, semi-...
By Mike Miliard |
AI triage chatbots
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Savvy hospitals like Boston Children’s and NHS facilities are working with chatbot startups...
By Laura Lovett |
Virtual reality goggles and medical images.
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly permeating medical imaging, but its integration into...
By Mélisande Rouger |
AI machine learning
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AI is already having a big impact, but strategic planning is not keeping pace and healthcare...
By Tom Sullivan |
Voice assistant.
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What IT shops and clinicians should expect in 2019: plenty of tech failures.
By Tom Sullivan |
Baylor Texas Children's Pavilion for Women.
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Fighting the United States' abysmal maternal and fetal mortality problems, Baylor College of...
By Bill Siwicki |
heart monitor in hospital
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The machine learning model uses 600 variables with patient's data whereas human-constructed...
By Leontina Postelnicu |
Flagler Hospital in Saint Augustine, Florida
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A pneumonia pathway saved $1,356 per patient, lowered length of stay by two days and significantly...
By Bill Siwicki |
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Interest in AI is on the rise among radiology units, and a new study says the tech could transform...
By Bernie Monegain |
AI code for digital base for hospitals
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Artificial intelligence depends on several different fundamental technologies, and a robust and...
By Mike Miliard |
Hill Physicians Medical Group in San Ramon is using AI, machine learning to improve care
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Efficiencies gained have allowed the Hill Physicians Medical Group to increase the number of...
By Bill Siwicki |
NLP evolving for pop health and precision medicine
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New clinical and operational use cases are emerging for natural language processing, from risk...
By Mike Miliard |
AI has trust issues with patients and physicians
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A new Intel survey shows that health systems expect artificial intelligence to improve care...
By Mike Miliard |
AI cloud computing server room hardware maintenance
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New technologies can be used to proactively detect malfunctioning equipment and enable faster...
By Mike Miliard |
IDx AI tool in clinical use
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Studies supported the groundbreaking IDx artificial intelligence tool, which can detect diabetic...
By Dave Muoio |

Government & Policy

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Center for Data Innovation says failing to craft an artificial intelligence plan will make America...
By Diana Manos |
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will kick off 2019 looking to reward new ways...
By Mike Miliard |

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

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At a two-day event to learn about the ethics and consumer implications of artificial intelligence,...
By Mike Miliard |
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The government should build on existing artificial intelligence R&D plans, instead of starting...
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FDA chief sees big things for AI in healthcare
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Scott Gottlieb, MD, is bullish on the opportunities artificial intelligence could bring to EHRs,...
By Mike Miliard |
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In a bipartisan new report on artificial intelligence, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, chair of the House...
By Mike Miliard |

HIMSS Learning Center

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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...
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Anne Snowdon
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Anne Snowdon, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of Windsor, discusses...
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Jane Miller
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Jane Miller, COO of Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, shares that her...
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Sam Hanna
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Sam Hanna, Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies and Program Director in Healthcare...
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Robin Frady
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Robin Frady, executive director, B&CI Information Services at Grady Health System, talks about...
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Douglas Reding
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Douglas Reding, Chief Medical Officer for Ascension Wisconsin and practicing oncologist, talks...
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John Halamka and Paul Cerrato.
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John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Paul Cerrato, Contributing Writer,...
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Anthony Chang, MD, at CHOC, explains how machine learning will "augment the intelligence of...
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Ben Schilens from Orbita discusses the opportunity developers have to improve patient engagement.
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Zeeshan Syed, Director of the Clinical Inference and Algorithms Program at Stanford Healthcare,...
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Jennifer Esposito, general manager of Health and Life Sciences at Intel, explains how AI benefits...
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Kyra Bobinet, MD, founder the neuroscience-based design firm EngagedIN, is working with AI...
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Javier de Oca
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Iomed Medical Solution CEO Javier de Oca is in the business of generating data specific databases...
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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...
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Prof Xiangliang ZHANG speaking with HIMSS TV
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Prof Xiangliang Zhang, associate professor at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology,...
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