6 ways health systems are using AI to improve patient care

Hospitals are using AI to improve health outcomes, produce predictive clinical insights and improve patient care. Here are six artificial intelligence projects health systems have recently created and deployed, as reported by Becker's Hospital Review:

  • Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is rolling out a tool designed to fight bias in AI models. The tool produces reports on how an AI model performs when it is tested on a dataset with different constraints, such as socioeconomic factors or race.

  • Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham is among the first health systems to use a new artificial intelligence-powered medical imaging platform from Nuance Communications and Nvidia. The health system has used the platform to launch a breast density AI model that has reduced the waiting period for scan results from a period of days to minutes.

  • Houston-based University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is collaborating with artificial intelligence company Exscientia to develop new oncology treatments. The research collaboration will leverage Exscientia's precision medicine platform to identify novel anti-cancer small molecule compounds. Promising candidates will be developed and potentially advanced into clinical trials at MD Anderson.

  • Researchers at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic were able to successfully use artificial intelligence and Apple Watch ECG recordings to identify patients who had a weak heart pump. The AI algorithm, which used single-lead ECG data, was as accurate or slightly more accurate than a medical treadmill diagnostic test at detecting a weak heart pump.

  • New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health's research arm, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, built an artificial intelligence tool to help inform front-line staff on a patient's prognosis and severity of COVID-19. The researchers found that the AI-based model was accurate throughout the research period, even during surges and changing variants, and performs equally regardless of race, ethnicity or gender.

  • Some Texas hospitals that are part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare are using artificial intelligence-powered imaging technology. The new technology aims to transform cancer surgery with ultra-high-resolution, real-time technology.

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