Fuse Networks Blog

How Machine Learning Can Help Our Health

How Machine Learning Can Help Our Health

Machine learning has become a big deal in a variety of industries, healthcare being a prime example. There are a variety of applications for machine learning in this incredibly important field, all of which show great potential in improving patient care. Below, we dive into just a few examples of how machine learning can improve healthcare.

Smart Electronic Records
A patient’s healthcare record is an essential document for their proper treatment, as it will outline their medical history for their attending physicians. As such, the data within needs to be recorded and saved accurately as it is processed into a digital format. In addition, the increasing reliance on technology means that a patient is increasingly likely to communicate with their doctors’ offices via email. This correspondence will also need to be filed and preserved.

Machine learning can be leveraged to assist with both, document classification being used to sort through emails and optical character recognition converting handwritten notes into characters like the ones you’re currently reading. Furthermore, there is currently an initiative in place to develop intelligent health records. These records will combine machine learning with artificial intelligence to assist a physician with diagnosing and treating their patients.

Personalized Treatment
No two patients are alike, differences in their environment and physiology creating different risk factors on an individualized level. Machine learning can also be leveraged to assist in the preventative diagnosis and care of a patient, leveraging predictive analytics and an individual’s health data to better ascertain their risk of certain ailments. IBM’s artificial intelligence (and famed Jeopardy contestant) Watson is currently working with Memorial Sloan Kettering to optimize treatment options for patients based on their medical history and information. Biosensors and other similar devices will soon be paired with applications to make each patient’s treatment effective, ideally assisting a patient in remaining healthy and ultimately decreasing healthcare costs.

Identification and Diagnosis
Finally, we have the crux of keeping people healthy - being able to identify when they are sick. In the fight against many serious diseases, there are vast numbers of medications being tested - in 2015, there were over 800 vaccinations and other medications to fight cancer in trials. Naturally, tests like these produce a veritable ton of data to process, making machine learning an invaluable tool.

These capabilities are being put into action all around the world, addressing a variety of ailments, from cancer to depression to macular degeneration.

Clearly, machine learning is proving to be an invaluable tool in the fight against diseases of all kinds, and this has just been the tip of the iceberg. Not only have there been other medical advancements thanks to machine learning technologies, but processes in every industry have been improved. To learn how you might leverage machine learning to your business’ benefit, reach out to Fuse Networks at 855-GET-FUSE (438-3873).

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Best Practices For ...
vCIO: It’s Time To Take Off One of Your Hats


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Wednesday, November 21 2018

Captcha Image

Newsletter Sign Up

  • No-Spam Guarantee: We hate spam as much or more than you do and will NEVER rent, share or give your information away to anyone else. We will only use your information to communicate with you direct, and you can also remove yourself from our list at any time with a simple click..
  • Company Name *
  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Mobile? Grab this Article!

      QR-Code dieser Seite

      Tag Cloud

      Security Tip of the Week Technology Tech Term Best Practices Network Security Hackers Privacy Computer Business Computing Data Backup Android Efficiency Data recovery Productivity Collaboration Software IT Support Innovation Cybersecurity User Tips Google Internet Email Communication Data Mobile Device Malware Applications Cost Management Managed Service Artificial Intelligence Business Technology Smartphone Cloud Communications Small Business Browser IT Services Cybercrime Business Management Office 365 Backup Saving Money Ransomware Business Hardware Mobile Device Management Access Control Two-factor Authentication Information Data Security Passwords Phishing Blockchain BDR Maintenance Remote Monitoring Hacking Facebook Social Media Scam Update Vulnerabilities Data loss Smartphones Managed IT services Gmail Saving Time Mobile Devices Automation Holiday Websites Bitcoin Conferencing Tech Terms Document Management Network Workplace Tips Apps Vendor Data Breach Bandwidth Microsoft Office Alert Patch Management Vulnerability Disaster Recovery Google Maps Social Engineering Internet of Things Trends Government CIO Tip of the week Backup and Disaster Recovery Error Legislation Vendor Management Identity Theft App Navigation Training Computer Care Spam Computers Virtualization Fileless Malware Hard Drive Addiction Cloud Computing User Tip Distributed Denial of Service Information Technology Apple Gamification Legal Bookmark Managed IT Services Mobile Security Telephone Comparison Windows 10 Cryptocurrency Laptop VoIP Screen Reader Knowledge Google Calendar Outsourced IT Computing Infrastructure Devices Equifax Service Level Agreement Nanotechnology Downloads Directions Hard Drive Disposal Freedom of Information Emails Law Enforcement Browsers Printer Social Network Specifications Health IT SharePoint Downtime Microsoft NCSAM Desktop Monitoring Evernote Networking Compliance Augmented Reality Startup Going Green News Mobile Technology Operating System Travel Cortana Mobility Cost email scam HTML Machine Learning Analytics Bluetooth WiFi Digital Multi-factor Authentication Paperless Office Customer Resource management Television project management Piracy Managed Service Provider Unified Communications IT Management Business Continuity Google Docs Business Cards Regulations Productivity Download Fake News Virtual Reality Gadgets Budget Username Disaster Microchip eWaste VPN Network Management Audit Proxy Server Wireless Headphones Content Entertainment Virtual Assistant Device security Database Telephone System Mouse Sports Money Software License Printing Support Excel Antivirus Chromebook Computing Big Data Upload Help Desk Microsoft Excel Company Culture Users Fuse Networks Emergency IT Management Processor Robot Data Protection Website Accountants Encryption Cleaning BYOD Data Analysis Miscellaneous Tactics Electronic Medical Records Mobile Office Upgrade Domains Wireless Hard Drives Twitter Regulation Public Speaking Search Server Presentation Wi-Fi Printers Windows 10 Hosted Solutions Lithium-ion battery Tech Support Wireless Technology 5G Managing Stress Safety IBM Marketing Hacker The Internet of Things Multi-Factor Security Hiring/Firing Competition Customer Relationship Management IP Address Fun Customer Service Employer-Employee Relationship Quick Tips