AI, Data, and Analytics

By Dave Muoio 04:18 pm April 8, 2020
Healthcare may be bracing for a major shortage of providers and services in the coming years, but even now the industry is straining to meet an ever-growing demand for personalized, patient-friendly care. Artificial intelligence has often been touted as the panacea for this challenge, with many pointing to finance, retail and other industries that have embraced automation. But the consumerism...
By Laura Lovett 03:53 pm April 7, 2020
Four years ago, Seattle Children’s Hospital began its journey revamping its analytics system. The system originally went from a relatively siloed analytics platform to a dashboard that catered to the clinical, research and business side of operating.  “The key thing to highlight is not only do we cover a broader set of the organization, a broader set of tools that are more predictive, we’ve also...
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By PsychU 03:02 pm April 7, 2020
A group of organizations—Amazon, Apple, and Google among others—are blurring the line between the tech field and the healthcare field. One of the key elements in this blurring of the line is the automation of health and human service functions that previously required human work. This tech-enabled automation is frequently accomplished through bots, which are computer applications that perform...

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By Dean Koh 10:38 am March 20, 2020
[UPDATE: According to Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan's Facebook post on the morning of March 23, TraceTogether has been installed by more than 620,000 users so far.] The Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech), the in-house IT agency of the Singapore public service, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH) today announced the launch of a mobile...
By Dave Muoio 03:40 pm March 18, 2020
A collaboration between government organizations, research institutions and major tech companies has put out the call for artificial intelligence experts interested in generating new insights about coronavirus. As of Monday, a collection of machine-readable literature on the coronavirus group of viruses is now freely available for review on the Allen Institute for AI's SemanticScholar.org website...
By Tammy Lovell 04:41 am March 12, 2020
A report from EIT Health and McKinsey & Company has called for a generation of data literate healthcare professionals to be educated and trained in order to realise the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe. Researchers carried out 62 interviews with public and private sector decision-makers and thought leaders across Europe, North America and Asia between...
By Dean Koh 03:30 am March 9, 2020
Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd (Ping An) launched its COVID-19 smart image-reading system on February 19, which was  developed by Ping An Smart Healthcare, the smart health care team of subsidiary Ping An Smart City. The system assists doctors with efficient and accurate diagnoses by leveraging Ping An’s AI tech, which could help control the epidemic through earlier diagnoses and...
By Paul Wicks 04:04 am February 28, 2020
Paul Wicks is a scientific advisor for digital health company Ada Health. At Ada, Paul works on strategy, rare diseases and scientific communications. A rare diseases expert, Paul is a neuropsychologist and independent consultant for digital health, clinical trials, and patient centricity. Previously, he spent 13 years leading the R&D team at PatientsLikeMe, an online community for over 700,...

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By Dean Koh 03:38 am February 28, 2020
South Korea’s AI-based medical analysis solutions company, JLK Inspection, announced the recent signing of an agreement with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Lao PDR, a US based INGO to support the Lao PDR National TB Center (NTC) in strengthening and expanding access to tuberculosis screening via AI enabled CXR reading. CHAI is a global health organization committed to saving lives...

Above photo: A doctor in SPHCC using the Intelligent Evaluation System of Chest CT for COVID-19 for accurate diagnosis. Credit: Business Wire

By Dean Koh 01:10 am February 21, 2020
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 virus in China, Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center (SPHCC) has been actively mobilizing other parties to use the latest tech in the fight against the virus. Through the joint effort of SPHCC and Yitu Healthcare, a Shanghai-based AI startup, the Intelligent Evaluation System of Chest CT for COVID-19 was officially launched on 28 January.  HOW IT WORKS The system...