Posts Tagged ‘diagnosis’

Detecting Pneumonia in ICU Patients with Natural Language Processing

76765412_618a458105Greg Goth of Health Data Management reports, “Researchers at the University of Washington and Microsoft have developed technology that uses natural language processing and machine learning to speed up the diagnosis of pneumonia in ICU patients. Bioinformatics professor Meliha Yetisgen and her colleagues at the university teamed up with Microsoft researcher Lucy Vanderwende on the project, called deCIPHER, using the Microsoft Research Statistical Parsing and Linguistic Analysis Toolkit (Splat).” Read more

Bringing Semantics to Diagnosis & Prevention in Developing Countries

OnlineTMD reports, “‘A Mercedes Benz isn’t designed to function in the Sahara Desert,’ notes Dr. Eliah Aronoff-Spencer of the University of California, San Diego. ‘So why are we designing medical equipment for developing countries the same way we do for developed ones?’ It’s a question researchers at the new Distributed Health Laboratory in the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) at UC San Diego aim to address, and eventually, to render moot. In collaboration with the UC San Diego School of Medicine and the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) in Maputo, Mozambique, Calit2′s DH Lab is designing low-cost medical devices such as microscopes and wireless sensing devices that can be used by virtually anyone anywhere in the world to prevent and even diagnose illness.” Read more