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Hospital System ­ses AI to Predict Deadly Condition

By The Wall Street Journal

May 30, 2019

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The Montefiore Health System and its affiliated medical school in New York are employing artificial intelligence (AI) to predict a common respiratory malady among patients.

Parsa Mirhaji at Montefiore's Center for Health Data Innovations said his team uses three live AI applications, with four more in development; three hospitals use the app to predict acute respiratory failure, which can require intubation.

The app analyzes more than 40 data points for each patient every several hours, including drug intake and blood pressure, with patients at risk of intubation or death assigned a risk score.

An intervention alert is activated, and sent to doctors, when patients' scores surpass a specific threshold.

Tests indicated the AI app yielded lower false-positive rates than traditional hospital alert systems.

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