Cancer is a difficult disease to treat, largely because traditional treatments have targeted both cancerous and healthy cells. New advancements in precision medicine and genomic testing aim to change that, making treatments more targeted toward just the unhealthy cells.
There are a variety of factors that influence health outcomes over and above our genetics or our habits. A variety of demographic and other societal factors can be used to predict health, and the healthcare community is using artificial intelligence to refine and make better use of these predictions.
Healthcare organizations have a large amount of data that can be used to make improvements in the way the business is run. Partners Healthcare found that Natural Language Processing can be used to evaluate how decision support can be optimized to reduce alert fatigue and present more effective user messages.