How Deep Learning Can Determine Drug Treatments for Better Patient Outcomes

The stakes could hardly be higher in pediatric intensive care units. Children arrive with complex, often chronic conditions, including respiratory illnesses, trauma, post-surgical care issues, sepsis and other infections. Many come as emergency cases. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles To find the best drug treatments for them, David Ledbetter, a data scientist at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and his team of researchers, are using GPU-powered deep learning to digest big data — a decade’s worth of health records from the pediatric ICU. Ledbetter has a simple primary goal: optimizing patient outcomes. “When you look in a pediatric ICU room, what you see are millions of wires,” he said in a packed talk at the recent GPU Technology Conference in Silicon Valley. “What you can’t often see is that there’s a…


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