Disseminating Medical Expertise to Areas that Need it Most

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Replacing physicians has been cited as an aim of artificial-intelligence-based approaches to health care. Yet beyond the hype and hyperbole, there is a much more likely — and worthy — application of AI to medicine: infusing clinical expertise into regions where doctors are in short supply. A key case in point: the global shortage of…

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Getting Back to Face Time: AI Tools that Help Reduce Physicians’ Computer Use

Just as computers have propelled major advances in modern medicine, their presence has also become a significant burden. That’s because the amount of time physicians now spend on the computer — reviewing clinical data and completing required documentation in electronic health records (EHRs) — has soared. It is estimated that physicians spend roughly half of…

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Getting Back to Face Time: AI Tools that Help Reduce Physicians’ Computer Use

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Just as computers have propelled major advances in modern medicine, their presence has also become a significant burden. That’s because the amount of time physicians now spend on the computer — reviewing clinical data and completing required documentation in electronic health records (EHRs) — has soared. It is estimated that physicians spend roughly half of…

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Reading the Tea Leaves of Cancer Immunotherapy

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The immune system protects the body from a host of foreign invaders. Over the last few years, therapies that leverage these defenses to fight cancer — so-called cancer immunotherapies — have yielded impressive outcomes in combating some forms of the disease. Yet as promising as these therapies are, they currently help only a small subset…

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Harnessing the Power of Digital Pathology

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Through its decades-long practice of digitizing clinical images, radiology is providing an early proving ground for machine learning-based approaches for disease detection, diagnosis, and prognosis. With a vast, rich pool of radiological images, researchers have access to the raw material needed to develop and hone new disease-detection algorithms, which are helping to drive the AI…

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Bringing “Smart” Machines to Medicine

Self-driving cars are poised to disrupt the transportation industry, and there is a similar revolution underway in health care. This effort seeks to engineer a new generation of “smart” medical equipment that melds scanning with interpretation, monitoring with treatment, and merges data from disparate devices into a common, readily interpretable stream. The goal: to help…

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Bringing “Smart” Machines to Medicine

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Self-driving cars are poised to disrupt the transportation industry, and there is a similar revolution underway in health care. This effort seeks to engineer a new generation of “smart” medical equipment that melds scanning with interpretation, monitoring with treatment, and merges data from disparate devices into a common, readily interpretable stream. The goal: to help…

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Bringing “Smart” Machines to Medicine

Self-driving cars are poised to disrupt the transportation industry, and there is a similar revolution underway in health care. This effort seeks to engineer a new generation of “smart” medical equipment that melds scanning with interpretation, monitoring with treatment, and merges data from disparate devices into a common, readily interpretable stream. The goal: to help…

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FIRST LOOK: Leveraging Machine Learning for Personalized Cancer Treatments

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It is not obvious how decades of hard won biological knowledge can be incorporated into building machine learning algorithms for predicting how a drug will affect a patient. We study this problem from theoretical, computational, and practical angles. Click here to watch Dr. Craft’s First Look presentation. Our computational studies provide strong evidence that incorporating…

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FIRST LOOK: Leveraging Machine Learning for Personalized Cancer Treatments

It is not obvious how decades of hard won biological knowledge can be incorporated into building machine learning algorithms for predicting how a drug will affect a patient. We study this problem from theoretical, computational, and practical angles. Click here to watch Dr. Craft’s First Look presentation. Our computational studies provide strong evidence that incorporating…

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Can Personal Devices Improve Your Health?

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Digital devices permeate our lives. For most of our waking hours, we sport mini-computers strapped to our wrists or tucked into a pocket. We rely on these gadgets for an ever-expanding array of tasks, and without them (or their sufficiently juiced batteries), modern life can come to a screeching halt. It seems almost natural, then,…

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