machine learning

By Heather Mack December 20, 2016
Microsoft India is launching a research group that will leverage artificial intelligence to deliver large-scale eye care in collaboration with Hyderabad-based L V Prasad Eye Institute. The Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare (MINE) will work with a consortium of research and technology institutions around the world, including the University of Miami, Federal University of Sao Paulo and...
By Jonah Comstock November 29, 2016
A team of Google researchers has published a paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association showing that Google's deep learning algorithm, trained on a large data set of fundus images, can detect diabetic retinopathy with better than 90 percent accuracy.  "These results demonstrate that deep neural networks can be trained, using large data sets and without having to specify lesion-based...
By Heather Mack November 21, 2016
Israel-based Zebra Medical Vision, a machine-learning imaging analytics company, has announced the launch of new platform that allows people upload and receive analysis of their medical scans from anywhere with an internet connection. Profound, which is available to users in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific Rim, can read imaging scans such as CTs and mammograms to Zebra’s online...
By Heather Mack November 8, 2016
Digital tools using machine learning to analyze a person’s spoken or written words could be instrumental in aiding mental health clinicians in assessments determining whether that person is suicidal, researchers have found. A new study published in the journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior found machine learning is 93 percent accurate in correctly identifying a suicidal person, and is 85...
By Jonah Comstock May 18, 2016
Aliso Viego, California-based Sentrian's remote patient monitoring program has been in a pilot with COPD patients at Anthem subsidiary CareMore for about six months, Sentrian founder and Chief Medical Officer Jack Kriendler told attendees at the American Telemedicine Association conference in Minneapolis this week. The results are encouraging. [Ed note: To learn more about CareMore's remote...
By Aditi Pai November 2, 2015
The human-computer combination will be a winning combination in digital health, according to Joi Ito, director for the MIT Lab, who spoke at the Partners HealthCare Connected Health Symposium in Boston this week. "I think there was an announcement recently that Watson is almost finished with med school," Ito said. "It’s sort of a joke, but sort of true. I can imagine Watson being able to ingest...
By Aditi Pai June 23, 2015
Heart rate-tracking wearable Health executives have already seen the benefits of patient-generated data, according to an Accenture survey of 601 doctors, 1,000 consumers, and 101 healthcare executives. Some 73 percent of execs have seen positive return on investment from using technologies like wearables that track a patient's fitness and vital signs. Accenture found that 85 percent of...
By Jonah Comstock May 2, 2013
A data visualization of the Michael J. Fox Foundation's Parkinson's data from LIONSolver. The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) has recently begun to explore how data sourced from mobile phones and analyzed with machine learning algorithms can help improve research into Parkinson's. The organization held the Parkinson's Data Challenge, where teams competed for a $10,000 prize with their...