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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Artificial intelligence tool uses chest X-ray to differentiate worst cases of COVID-19

Trained to see patterns by analyzing thousands of chest X-rays, a computer program predicted with up to 80 percent accuracy which COVID-19 patients would develop life-threatening complications within four days, a new study ...

Health informatics

Eliminating bias from healthcare AI critical to improve health equity

Artificial intelligence (AI)-driven healthcare has the potential to transform medical decision-making and treatment, but these algorithms must be thoroughly tested and continuously monitored to avoid unintended consequences ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Regular virus tests can curb infection rates

At its peak, the current COVID-19 pandemic has all but brought social and economic life to a virtual standstill. Although lockdowns and social distancing have proven effective in bringing down infection rates and COVID-associated ...

Medical research

Strength in numbers shown in ambulatory care metrics

The difference made to health care quality measurement by voluntary data sharing across a region's health systems and ambulatory care practices is examined in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association by ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Targeted methods to control SARS-CoV-2 spread

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, intense social distancing and lockdown measures were the primary weapon in the fight against the spread of SARS-CoV-2, but they came with a monumental societal burden. New research ...