There’s plenty of research into the diagnostic accuracy of medical smartphone apps created to supply clinical decision support (CDS). However, few studies have looked at how helpful these apps are in clinical practice.
Emerging technologies like AI and robotics have vast potential to improve healthcare. Few question this. What remains unclear is how meaningful the advances will be to healthcare providers and, more to the point, the patients they serve.
Geisinger has tapped IBM’s AI expertise and come up with a way to predict hospital patients’ risk of sepsis. In the process, the method can increase chances of survival in those who have the tricky and potentially life-threatening condition.
GE Healthcare has received a green light from the FDA to market a product that embeds AI algorithms in mobile X-ray machines. The system sends an alert to a physician if it detects signs of a collapsed lung as soon as a chest X-ray image is acquired.