Report from the AI trenches

As we know, when it comes to technology, doctors are from Venus and technologists are from Mars. So, it is commendable that Dr. Anthony Chang, the organizer of the AI in Medicine Conference, was able to get both in the same orbit in impressive numbers from countries around the world. As a result, outsiders from a wide range of…

Patients at BIDMC could call nurse Amazon Alexa

Researchers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston are prototyping using Amazon Alexa, the AI-powered digital assistant, as a way for patients to check their room number or find out their daily care plan. John Halamka, CIO at BIDMC has said his team is conducting extensive early work with the Alexa app,…

Interview with NCI at HIMSS18

Dr Anthony Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, MS, attended HIMSS18 Global conference last week to spread the message of artificial intelligence in medicine, the AIMed mission statement, and to learn about the innovative solutions in the healthcare space. While touring the event space Dr Chang met Brad Mascho from NCI, and learnt more about their efforts to bring AI to the…

Andrew Ng Stanford study predicts time for end of life care

A study has found that AI can be applied to routinely collected electronic health record (EHR) data to predict mortality of patients so that palliative care can be administered at the right time. The study was conducted by six Stanford University scientists, including Andrew Ng, Director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab, Nigam Shah, Associate…