HIMSS Conference Shows AI Making Headway in Health Care Industry (eWeek)
[By Scot Peterson]
LAS VEGAS—Artificial intelligence and machine learning were everywhere here at the giant HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) 2018 Conference. It’s still early days for AI, but despite the industry’s history of struggles adopting new technologies, AI is getting into real products and starting to deliver tangible results.
Health care providers and insurance companies are adding machine learning to improve internal processes and doctor productivity, aid persons with disabilities and to find new treatments for disease.
For instance, at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, CIO Dr. John Halamka has several projects in the works, including using machine learning to automatically input text-based forms into an electronic medical record (EMR), to schedule operating rooms more efficiently and to predict “patient throughput,” which is when a patient will be discharged or if a patient will… View Full Article Here