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AI is key to precision medicine, but hospitals must have strategies for data integrity

May 17, 2018 / Mike Miliard

Artificial intelligence holds huge promise for the advancement of precision medicine. Indeed, it will be essential for the data-intensive techniques of personalized care are to gain the traction most are hoping for. But AI must be approached with caution – by clinicians and IT decision-makers alike – experts said at the HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit on Thursday. From a population health perspective, Richard Milani, MD, chief clinical transformation officer at Ochsner Health System, pointed to a condition such as diabetic retinopathy, which affects large percentages of diabetics if left untreated.