Digital Surgery touts artificial intelligence for the operating room

Officials at Digital Surgery (London) boast that they have successfully demonstrated a real-time, dynamic artificial intelligence (AI) system designed for the operating room. The patented AI platform includes surgical procedure roadmaps that are meant to aid the surgical team in an OR. The goal is to reduce risk and make surgery safer. “This is a huge milestone for

Hey, Google! When will I die?

Google’s AI capabilities can predict with greater accuracy than a hospital’s computers when a critically ill patient will die, according to a new study. Using a patient’s entire chart, Google’s deep learning methods were able to predict, 24 hours after admission, the risk of that patient’s death at 19.9% while the regular hospital’s computers predicted

Bay Labs wins FDA clearance for AI-based echocardiogram analysis

Bay Labs has received 510(k) clearance from U.S. FDA for use of its EchoMD AutoEF software product to provide fully automated clip selection and calculation of left ventricular ejection fraction (EF), the San Francisco–based company said today. The EF is the percentage of blood leaving a heart each time it contracts. Bay Labs in its news release

Report: IBM Watson Health slashes workforce

International Business Machine (NYSE:IBM) reportedly laid off 50% to 70% of the workforce at its Watson Health operation, primarily at recent acquisitions for which the tech giant paid at least $3.6 billion. The layoffs, according to a May 25 report in The Register, involve Cleveland-based Explorys and Dallas-based Phytel, which IBM acquired in April 2015 for undisclosed amounts. Cleveland […]

AI could be a game-changer for older people and cognition

As the founder and CEO of MyndYou, Ruth Poliakine-Baruchi believes strongly in the power of artificial intelligence to change health. MyndYou is an AI healthcare company dedicated to identifying and tracking cognitive changes in older adults. The goal is to help these adults stay with their families longer and gain better care than they might get

7 digital health startups you need to watch in 2018

If you want to see where the big money is going in healthcare these days, digital health products are the place to look. Digital health startups raised $11.5 billion in 2017, up 27 percent over 2016, according to the StartUp Health Insights Year End Report. Digital health startups are doing everything from enhancing patient-provider relationships to

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Mayo Clinic and Orbita forge partnership to expand health and wellness content reach

Mayo Clinic and Orbita recently announced that they have collaborated to deliver Mayo Clinic’s health and wellness content through digital voice assistants — with the goal of improving patient education, engagement and quality of care. Orbita’s digital experience management services include voice and conversational artificial intelligence technologies that work with chatbots, Amazon Alexa, Google Home and more. Mayo Clinic,

John Snow Labs launches natural language processing lab to improve patient care with AI

John Snow Labs recently announced that it has launched its natural language processing (NLP) library with healthcare-specific deep learning models to help developers create software applications that understand medical texts. The NLP library will give healthcare providers the ability to quickly process and interpret a variety of clinical texts like patient notes, lab reports, clinical

Artificial intelligence accurately predicts stroke risk

Machine-learning algorithms, a form of artificial intelligence, accurately predicted people’s risk of heart disease and stroke, according to new research from the University of Nottingham. Researchers and computer scientists compared the risk guidelines for heart disease and stroke from the American College of Cardiology with 4 machine-learning algorithms to analyze the risk of a patient

How deep learning algorithms could detect diabetic eye disease

Researchers at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University believe deep learning algorithms, a form of artificial intelligence, hold the key to detecting diabetic retinopathy and averting blindness in patients. Diabetic retinopathy damages the blood vessels at the back of the eye and is the leading cause of preventable blindness globally. Up to 45% of

How deep learning could change diagnostic imaging forever

Computational imaging is a passion for Fabein Beckers. As the CEO of Arterys, Beckers thinks he can revolutionize how doctors on a global scale work with imaging diagnostics. In that vein, Beckers and his team launched Arterys, which enables clinical visualization and accurate quantification of blood flow inside the body. It measures 7 dimensions of data (3 in

This AI can spot skin cancer as well as doctors

Stanford University researchers say that they’ve trained a deep learning algorithm to identify skin cancer as well as dermatologists. The researchers pitted the artificial intelligence against 21 board-certified dermatologists when it came to diagnosing skin lesions. The deep convolutional neural network’s performance was on par with the experts when it came to spotting the most

Machine learning could unlock the brain’s secrets

Scientists have discovered a way to read human thoughts by observing brain activity. They have even determined where 10,000-plus different words are stored in the brain, and it’s all through harnessing the power of machine learning, according to a recent Vox.com article. Since 2011, Jack Gallant and his neuroscience lab at UC Berkeley have been able