From diagnostics and imaging to estimating the market impact of AI in the future, new AI and other innovative technologies caught the attention of many in the healthcare industry this year.
Here are AI in Healthcare’s top 10 AI and clinical innovation stories from 2018.
A report released by Signify Research estimated the global market for AI in medical imaging is expected to see significant growth in the years ahead, topping $2 billion by 2023.
Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston developed “surgery in a pill” to treat type 2 diabetes by lowering blood glucose levels after a meal, with the approach detailed in a study.
Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists named the utilization of AI in healthcare as the second most important medical innovation for 2019.
Several technology experts reviewed the new Apple Watch Series 4, which features an application that allows users to take their own electrocardiogram (ECG) reading.
A report revealed that patients are excited about AI becoming more common in medicine, with 64 percent of patients reporting they would be comfortable with a AI virtual nurse assistant.
A report predicted the enrollment of chronically ill patients in AI-enhanced virtual care would result in 20 million fewer emergency room visits by 2023.
In November, Amazon Web Services added to its list of HIPAA-eligible machine-learning services. Amazon’s machine-learning services now include: Amazon Translate, Amazon Comprehend, Amazon Transcribed, Amazon Polly, Amazon SageMaker and Amazon Rekognition.
In May, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a new online system providing patients with access to medical images and study reports.
A study revealed that nearly 30 percent of physicians working at the Cleveland Clinic Health System met the criteria for overall burnout.
In July, Guerbet announced an exclusive agreement to collaborate with IBM Watson Health and develop AI software solutions that help detect, diagnose and treat liver cancer.