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Computer eyeballs graft-vs-host disease

Apr. 7, 2022—A machine learning algorithm identified areas of skin affected by chronic graft-versus-host disease on par with clinicians, opening the door to streamlining and standardizing this measure of patient response to therapy.

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Study seeks to refine head and neck cancer treatment options

Jan. 13, 2022—  by Bill Snyder Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center are pioneering the use of computer-aided image analysis to improve the prognostication and treatment of head and neck cancer. Each year in the United States, approximately 16,000 patients are diagnosed with a form of head-and-neck cancer called oropharyngeal squamous cell...

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AI predicts 24-hour hospital discharge

Nov. 16, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers used a machine learning algorithm and data from more than 26,000 hospital stays to predict who would and would not be discharged over the next 24 hours.

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Initiative seeks to improve diversity of AI research

Oct. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt is playing a key role in a new NIH flagship initiative, the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity.

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AI predicts next-day delirium or coma in ICU patients

Sep. 30, 2021—A team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center used machine learning to predict the likelihood of next-day brain function status changes in critical care patients.

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Model students: improving clinical decision-making

Dec. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt investigators have devised a system to alert health IT teams to deteriorating performance in clinical prediction models.

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Yin receives early investigator MERIT Award from NCI

May. 14, 2020—Zhijun Yin, PhD, assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has received the National Cancer Institute’s Method to Extend Research in Time Award (or MERIT Award) for Early Stage Investigators.

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AI’s Future Potential Hinges on Consensus: NAM Report

Dec. 18, 2019—The current explosion of investment and development in health care AI is happening without an underpinning of consensus of responsible, transparent deployment, which potentially constrains its potential.

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How to fake a medical record

Nov. 4, 2019—Simulated electronic health records could avoid patient privacy risks and help speed discovery.

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AI maps routes to heart disease

Oct. 7, 2019—Machine learning on unlabeled electronic health record data has shed light on the emergence of cardiovascular disease.

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Sorting patient messages automatically

Dec. 20, 2017—Automated techniques can assist in understanding and managing growing volumes of messages sent through secure patient portals, Vanderbilt researchers found.

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Risky business

Apr. 5, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators have developed hospital readmission models that may help prevent payment penalties to hospitals when patients are readmitted too soon after discharge.

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