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Four ways AI is making an impact in health care

Gabriel Perna | December 10, 2019

No longer the realm of futuristic science fiction, artificial intelligence and machine learning are already making a variety of in-roads in health care. The photo above are four examples.

Clinically, provider are using algorithms to diagnose diabetic retinopathy from  eye scans with a success rate of 90 percent. Algorithms can also  have found that it has emerged as a promising tool in cardiovascular medicine.  From a business perspective,  hospitals like Johns Hopkins have used AI to assign beds in the ED faster.

[See also: Eric Schmidt, John Doerr discuss the areas that AI will gain traction in health care]

More on AI can be found  in our 2019 Briefing Room Report. Health Evolution, in collaboration with Oliver Wyman, brought together innovative CEOs from prominent payer and provider organizations to discuss how AI is transforming health care and to learn from the experience of Ash Gupta, former President of Global Credit Risk and Information Management at American Express.

Health Evolution will also be convening the first Executive Briefing: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning. The invite-only gathering takes place at the 2020 Summit in Laguna Niguel, California on April 1-3, 2020.

Infographic sources:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6611318/
  2. https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.119.012788
  3. https://digital.hbs.edu/platform-rctom/submission/capacity-command-center-machine-learning-hospital-management-at-johns-hopkins/
  4. https://www.forbes.com/sites/insights-intelai/2019/02/11/how-ai-can-battle-a-beastmedical-insurance-fraud/#7a04f2b4363e

 

About the Author

Gabriel Perna, Senior Manager, Digital Content

Gabriel Perna is the Senior Manager of Digital Content at Health Evolution. He brings 10+ years of experience in covering the intersection of health care and business. Previously, he was at Chief Executive, Physicians Practice and Healthcare Informatics. You can reach him via email or on Twitter at @GabrielSPerna