Scientists teaching machines to make clinical trials more successful Cincinnati Children’s Hospital …

IMAGE: Yizhao Ni, Ph.D., a researcher in the Division of Biomedical Informatics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, stands in the institution’s research data warehouse. Ni and his colleagues are mining… view more Credit: Cincinnati Children’s CINCINNATI – Scientists are teaching computers to figure out why people accept or decline invitations to participate in clinical trials. Recruiting sufficient numbers of participants is a current challenge in medical research that can compromise results or stop some studies altogether. Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center report April 27 in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association they are using so-called “machine learning” technologies to predict whether patients will participate. “Challenges with patient recruitment for clinical trials are a major barrier to timely and efficient translational research,” said Yizhao Ni, PhD, lead…


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