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Artificial Intelligence is Delivering Real-World Results in Healthcare Right Now

Wolters Kluwer Health:

What: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is moving from hype to real-world results in healthcare today. Wolters Kluwer Health prepared the following table to illustrate key trends and offer industry insights on where AI is already making an impact to improve healthcare—with patients and behind the scenes in hospital departments.

AI Hot Trends in Healthcare

What it means:

Equipping nurses with surveillance “super powers” to rapidly identify sepsis risks before it’s too late

Nurses are busier than ever. While they care for multiple patients in the ER, nurses get support from AI constantly monitoring hundreds of patient datapoints to detect the earliest possible signs of sepsis. Nurses are alerted in real-time for immediate intervention, saving lives while helping caregivers provide the best care.

Optimizing the human element in healthcare

Physicians and nurses aren’t going anywhere. AI technology, when coordinated effectively with the deep domain expertise of clinicians, can dramatically reduce error rates (up to 85%) while increasing efficiency. AI is here to stay but it’s not replacing clinicians, just making them better.

Checking up on patients after a hospital stay

As patients get well at home, caregivers monitor recovery remotely using interactive follow-up calls. AI makes calls more personal for patients, tailoring conversations with up to a million possible variations. AI intelligently identifies high-risk responses flagging them for rapid intervention.

Making inroads on tactical interoperability

HCIT systems suffer from “Tower of Babel” syndrome—each one uses its own terminology and coding. AI is rapidly normalizing data among systems (getting them to speak the same language) to drive interoperability and efficiency while reducing delays, errors and operating costs.

Using NLP to “crunch” doctors’ notes and historical patient data

Natural Language Processing has a track record with clean, structured data. Now, AI is helping NLP handle highly unstructured data like doctors’ notes in an EHR as well as older patient records.


Who: Diana Nole, CEO at Wolters Kluwer Health, will be exploring these hot AI trends in healthcare technology at this years’ World Medical Innovation Forum. She can discuss ways AI is already tangibly helping to improve patient care and to reduce variability in the quality of care. 

When: April 23, 2018, 3:15 pm - 4:05 pm

Where: “Smart EHRs: AI for All” Panel at 2018 World Medical Innovation Forum hosted by Partners HealthCare, Westin Copley Place, Boston

Contact: To arrange interviews with Diana Nole or other healthcare IT and AI leaders and experts from Wolters Kluwer Health on this or any other HCIT topics, please contact:

André Rebelo