Healthcare Meets IT A nonprofit advocate of science and technology has criticized high-profile opinion leaders as obstructionists for stirring fear and hysteria about artificial intelligence. The nonprofit hasn’t seen anything yet.
Healthcare Meets IT Harvard-trained lawyer turned healthcare entrepreneur grooms MD-mimicking technology to empower patients and help providers deliver better care.
Healthcare Meets IT A new kind of artificial intelligence is emerging, one that amplifies human abilities, turning groups into super-experts. Early medical studies support claims that this new technology, called swarm AI, is more effective than individual experts. What’s more, it is safer than making smart machines that might one day become smarter than people.
Healthcare Meets IT The use of electronic health records is getting between physicians and their patients. Here’s how health IT can help solve the problem, and make a powerful friend in the process.
Healthcare Meets IT Armed with our medical information, digital clones may show us what we are now – and what we could be in the future .
Healthcare Meets IT An algorithm built by a San Francisco startup soon will begin using images archived at operating at imaging centers to teach itself to spot the signs of disease. If it succeeds, medicine will never be the same.
Healthcare Meets IT Artificial intelligence inspires fear in some, but it may be the only way we can meet our potential in healthcare.
Healthcare Meets IT Massive volumes of data are being collected on patients. This data is the raw material for making tools that could make patient handling more efficient and effective, improving patient outcomes and saving hundreds of billions of dollars in the process.
Healthcare Meets IT Clinical Decision Support will be be a big part of medicine in the future. Here's why health IT should help and how to do it.
Healthcare Meets IT The idea behind CDS is as noble as its potential benefit is great. But there are also dangers. What happens if providers become dependent on automatic alerts that don’t come? How many 'non-alerts' will it take before their absence is noticed? How many patients will not get the care they need?
Healthcare Meets IT Clinical Decision Support tools will play an increasingly important tole in Health IT. Here's what you need to know for these tools to succeed now and in the future.
Healthcare Meets IT Hacking medical records promises greater rewards than purely financial ones. The threat has grown worse over the last several years. In the future, telling the bad guys from the good may get tougher.
Healthcare Meets IT The benchmarking engine, OnlyBoth, uses 'discovery algorithms' to ferret out unique aspects of persons, places or things in a database; compares them to others in the database; then describes results in natural language. The engine discovers how organizations are doing, where they could improve, and what's best in class.
Healthcare Meets IT The future of AI will be determined to a large extent by our ability to nurture a positive working relationship with this new type of intelligence. And that won’t be easy.
Healthcare Meets IT A bid made early this month by IBM to acquire Merge Healthcare could radically change the practice of medicine. Its effects might take shape through the first practical applications of artificial intelligence -- not in the diagnosis of disease, at least not at first, but in the streamlining of care.