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The Doctor Is In: Consumers are More Comfortable with AI in Healthcare than Other Industries, Per a SAS Survey

While the buzz around artificial intelligence (AI) can seem ominous, consumers are surprisingly comfortable with the technology in healthcare. A recent survey conducted by SAS, a leader in analytics, found that when presented with a variety of real-world AI scenarios, a majority of people were at ease with AI in healthcare, and more comfortable with AI in healthcare settings than banking or retail. Despite consumer comfort with AI in the medical industry, the SAS survey of 500 Americans found that a lack of human interaction was the top reason respondents cited for feeling uncomfortable with the technology.

The Big Data Revolution: How Data Can Solve Commercial and Public Health Problems

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips discusses how big data is the key to solving many problems in both the marketplace and in public health. While consumers may not be aware of it, big data guides most decisions today. She looks at some examples of how leaders of organizations across the globe are leveraging big data to make an impact in their respective sectors.

HIMSS 2018: Perspectives on Health Industry use of AI and Machine Learning

The 2018 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference & Exhibition, March 5–9, 2018 in Las Vegas, is a big deal for IT related themes centered around the health information industry. We put together a number of compelling commentaries below from a short list of important health information industry vendors. The the focus of the perspectives align with insideBIGDATA’s primary areas of big data, data science, machine learning, AI and deep learning. Enjoy the comments and the conference!

Putting Data to Work Hospitals are Awash in Patient Data—Why is So Much of it Never Put to Use?

In this special guest feature, John Zaleski, PhD, CAP, CPHIMS, is Executive Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer at Bernoulli, discusses how data collection and analysis are further enhanced when including methods for disseminating, analyzing, and distributing data.

Big(ger) Data is Better

In this contributed article, Fiona McNeill, Global Product Marketing Manager at SAS, describes how Big Data is changing lives. “The data isn’t different than what organizations had before, albeit some new sources are now accessible to many. The challenge is that there is a lot more of it, and it’s incoming at a greater pace. The enormous amount of data can make it time-consuming to compute a calculation or pull a report. Big data requires more horsepower and optimized analytics computing.”

Artificial Intelligence is Innovating Your Healthcare Needs in 2018

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips takes a look at how artificial intelligence (AI) is making significant inroads into healthcare innovation as we move into 2018. One of the biggest benefits is that healthcare providers can use this technology to help promote better lifestyle choices to their patients and others.

Dedicated Precision Medicine Solution is Key to Value-Based Success

In this special guest feature, Terry Macaleer, President at Orion Health U.S., discusses how precision medicine is an emerging approach to identifying precisely those treatments that will work for a given patient, based upon terabytes of the patient’s—and countless other patients’—genomic and other “-omic” data. He also highlights how the winning precision medicine solution will be provided by an agnostic health IT vendor, not an EMR vendor who isn’t open to third-party solutions working in conjunction with their EMR offerings.

CLEW Medical Unveils Its AI Predictive Platform, Leveraging Untapped Patient Data to Provide Actionable Tracking for Patients at Risk

CLEW Medical, formerly known as Intensix, is launching its AI predictive-analytics platform to prevent life threatening complications in all care settings, using real-time data and machine learning technology. Already proven in the ICU, CLEW’s platform provides medical staff and healthcare administrators with actionable clinical, operational and financial insights to streamline medical care.

Enabling Data-Driven Care Decisions with a 360-degree Patient View

In this special guest feature, Eric Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Innovation & Data Strategies at Inovalon, describes how data-driven platforms and patient-specific analytic insights drive meaningful impact in clinical and quality outcomes, utilization efficiency and financial performance for payers, providers, ACOs, pharma/life sciences, device manufacturers and patients.

BioSymetrics Launches Augusta™ to Revolutionize AI in Biomedicine

BioSymetrics, Inc., a technology company that aims to transform data analytics for the biomedical industry, announced the launch of its pre-processing and analytics platform, Augusta. Augusta is a proprietary technology that allows standardized processing and integration of multiple, diverse raw data types, facilitating rapid deployment of AI projects in precision medicine, drug discovery, and health data applications.