This AI Software Aims To Conquer Heart Disease

Improving healthcare is a critical application for big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI). Think of all that available patient information—from medical records, health monitoring devices, drug trials, genetics databases—there is no dearth of data. What is often lacking is a way to aggregate that trove of information and sort through it in a way that makes it useful. If that can be accomplished, patient outcomes could be improved. Given the incentives insurance companies have to keep people healthy (i.e. out of the hospital) and prevent former patients from being readmitted, the stakes are high. If all that data could be used to make intelligent predictions about where a particular person is headed in terms of health, that could be a huge deal. The advent of electronic health records, mandated…


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