AI (Artificial Intelligence) Coming To Electronic Health Records

AI (artificial intelligence) is coming to revolutionize healthcare by improving electronic health record (EHR) platforms. It’s a win-win for patients and health care providers.

AI is the development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence. These include visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.




AI: Impact on EHR (Electronic Health Records)

The AI platform will include distinct panels for telemedicine, voice interactions, and machine learning-based clinical decision support, all running on perhaps a large Microsoft Surface screen.

Healthcare is rapidly becoming an information as  patients today have an average of 5 GB of health data, most of it in images. AI will tie together large amounts of data and information in new ways.

And the combination of cloud with deep neural networks has enabled Google and other companies to advance AI by taking a set of labeled data and feeding it into neural machine learning to get a model.

The primary progress in the next few years for AI involves EHRs, quantitative observations, and medical imaging.


AI: EHR Companies Unveiling New Platforms

Some of the EHR vendors that are integrating AI into their new platforms are Allscripts, Athenahealth, Cerner, eClinicalWorks and Epic.

eClinicalWorks platform will include distinct panels for popular health, telemedicine, and voice interactions.

Epic’s EHR and AI is running in conjunction with Microsoft’s Azure. Ochsner Health System announced that after a three-month pilot it is moving its system into production to more accurately detect health patterns. This will help to  create more preventative treatment plans.

Allscripts has also partnered with Microsoft to bring an Azure-powered EHR to market.

Epic on Friday also unveiled a new partnership with Nuance’s AI-powered virtual assistant integrated into the Epic EHR workflow.

Athenahealth, has a virtual assistant called Epocrates Connect that improves connectivity via smartphones and focuses on making charting user-friendly for doctors.

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