Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Trending' doctors' notes could help hospitals predict COVID-19 surges

A new study, published today in Nature Digital Medicine, found that 'natural language processing' (NLP) of information routinely recorded by doctors—as part of patients' electronic health records—reveal vital trends that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Natural language processing helps identify patients with chronic cough

Researchers from Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine and Merck & Co. created and validated a natural language processing (NLP) algorithm to identify patients with chronic cough. The validation paper, ...

Cardiology

New tool can diagnose strokes with a smartphone

A new tool created by researchers at Penn State and Houston Methodist Hospital could diagnose a stroke based on abnormalities in a patient's speech ability and facial muscular movements, and with the accuracy of an emergency ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers use artificial intelligence tools to predict loneliness

For the past couple of decades, there has been a loneliness pandemic, marked by rising rates of suicides and opioid use, lost productivity, increased health care costs and rising mortality. The COVID-19 pandemic, with its ...

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