TextRay: Mining Clinical Reports to Gain a Broad Understanding of Chest X-rays

At Zebra-med we set out on a long journey to create an automated radiology assistant – to help radiologists become more efficient and enable them to take care of many more patients. With 2 billion people joining the middle class worldwide and a growing global shortage of clinical experts, there is a sense of urgency to develop technology which can help bridge the gap between supply and demand of radiology services – technology such as the one I’ll discuss here…….

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TextRay: Mining Clinical Reports to Gain a Broad Understanding of Chest X-rays

AI and the Hippocratic Oath: A Physician’s Perspective

Like the majority of my colleagues, I recited a version of the Hippocratic Oath early in my medical education.  Though not all versions of the Oath are the same, some themes are consistent.  Primum Non-Nocere – First Do No Harm – is perhaps the best known of these.   At the individual patient level, interpretation is fairly straightforward:  do not prescribe any treatment which may harm the patient, at least not out of proportion to the benefit of that treatment…….

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AI and the Hippocratic Oath: A Physician’s Perspective

Episode 28 – Removing Healthcare Waste…From ZERO to ONE

Pinaki Dasgupta is a visionary health tech entrepreneur and a passionate advocate of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to improve healthcare. He has a successful record of accomplishment with incubating new ideas, launching new businesses and gaining significant revenue in early ventures.

Today, Pinaki is going to discuss about his company Hindsait – a healthcare technology company that uses artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to reduce unnecessary healthcare spend in the U.S. – a problem estimated to cost more than $300B per year…..

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Episode 28 – Removing Healthcare Waste…From ZERO to ONE

Reading between the lines of the Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce healthcare interoperability pledge

Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce released a joint statement concerning healthcare interoperability. The “Pledge” was just that – a commitment to some generally broad agreeable principles. In this post, I try to read between the lines of the pledge and figure out what’s really going on.

In engaging in this dialogue, we start from these foundational assumptions:


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Reading between the lines of the Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce healthcare interoperability pledge

HFMA, We Have a Label Problem!

In June 2018, MiddleGate’s CEO, Roshan Fernando was a featured speaker at the HFMA Conference in Las Vegas.  Everyone in Revenue Cycle is talking about A.I. and we seem to have a label problem. The HFMA asked Roshan to speak about the labels, the pros and cons of different technologies, and what is really impacting the Revenue Cycle marketplace. …..

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HFMA, We Have a Label Problem!

Power to the Patients

MDsave has just been named #152 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies, and we couldn’t be prouder. Not only is it a huge honor, but it means that healthcare in America is changing for the better.

It’s a sign that patients and hospitals alike are sick of a system that leaves 25% of Americans with unaffordable healthcare expenses.

It’s a sign that we, as a nation, are sick of medical debt being the #1 cause of bankruptcy……

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Power to the Patients

Another Trip to the Hospital

It’s another trip to the hospital – the fourth time in the last eight months. Just four days ago my family member was seemingly okay. He was tired and feeling a bit dizzy, but when you are an 82-year-old diabetic with a history of chronic heart failure, you’re not expected to be running around the block. We thought this was the result of a recent change in medication since there was no event to cause this sudden downturn, but as we sat in the hospital looking at a person that can’t even turn over in bed, I was left questioning, “Couldn’t this have been prevented?” With all our advances in technology, why do we have these repeated cycles that ultimately end with a hospital stay and no real answers? I can tell you that what is pictured below is not the experience of modern day healthcare –…….

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Another Trip to the Hospital