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ESMO 2019: Translating Science into Better Cancer Care

The field of oncology has seen a number of significant advances in recent years. The considerable number of positive reports from the 2019 Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) last month clearly reflected the meeting’s theme — the translation of scientific advances into better cancer care.   AstraZeneca/Merck was one of stars...

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Artificial Intelligence and Image-Based Diagnostic Tools

We have recently been hearing much about “machine learning” and “artificial intelligence” (A.I.). While many tend to use the two terms almost interchangeably, there is a distinct difference between the two.   Machine learning, also known as “deep learning,” is a field of applied mathematics that uses algorithms and statistical models to build predictive systems...

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Artificial Intelligence and Real-time Data Improving Hospital Performance, Reducing Costs

Air traffic control-like, multiple screen “command centers,” are proving to be very effective tools for a small handful of busy hospitals to improve workflow efficiency, reduce wait times, allocate resources, and better orchestrate complex patient care and treatment.  The new systems combine artificial and human intelligence to analyze real-time data from machines, devices and electronic...

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Artificial Intelligence Making Gains in Health Care

Applications of artificial intelligence (AI) to health care took a major step forward with two noteworthy events in February in the cardiovascular space.   In the first case, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the marketing of a clinical decision support tool designed to flag signs of a stroke on computed tomography (CT)...

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Enter the Giants: Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan Take on Healthcare

Recent months have seen a series of corporate actions aimed at reconfiguring healthcare in the United States, beginning with drug store giant CVS’s bid in December 2017 to purchase Aetna, one of the country’s biggest insurers, for about $69 billion. This was followed on January 24 by Apple’s push into electronic healthcare records through an...