digital therapeutic ai

What is a digital therapeutic and will it impact AI?

While definitions vary, digital health products usually refer to information and communications technologies used to send, receive or exchange medical information. Typical examples include telemedicine, mobile apps and predictive analytics. More recently, however, with the realization that many digital health products are not subjected to clinical testing, a new category has emerged-digital therapeutics. According to…

artificial intelligence challenge medical ai healthcare

The Challenge of Medical Artificial Intelligence

By LA Celi, DJ Stone Marvin Minsky, the great cognitive scientist at MIT, defined artificial intelligence (AI) as “the science of making machines do things that would require intelligence if done by man.” Medicine, an area currently undergoing an accelerating and sometimes painful period of digitization, presents a particular problem for creating these intelligent machines…

doctor nhs artificial intelligence healthcare GP

Artificial intelligence health apps improve access to NHS doctors

Leading UK National Health Service (NHS) researchers say AI could handle most routine check-ups, giving doctors more time to focus on quality interactions with patients. Public satisfaction with general practioners (GPs) are at their lowest levels since records began and missed appointments cost the NHS £1 billion in 2017. Vishal Nangalia, a consultant anaesthesiologist at…

data exhaust medical healthcare artificial intelligence

Healthcare data everywhere: the waste problem

Picture: GraceOda Flickr Health data is exploding and threatens to overwhelm our ability to store, analyze and use it. Doctors and patients want actionable information at the point of care that assists them with shared decision making. Health care systems want data that allows them to better manage populations which identifies those at risk for a…