Becker's Healthcare July 30, 2021
Hannah Mitchell

When COVID-19 started making waves in March 2020, researchers around the world raced to develop algorithms that could help physicians make decisions, triage patients and predict surges, according to a July 30 Technology Review report.

Even though hundreds of algorithms were developed to ease the weight on front-line worker’s shoulders, there aren’t any stand-out programs. Some might even have been “harmful,” the report said.

Six things to know:

  1. A June report from the Turing Institute, the U.K.’s center for data science and artificial intelligence, found that AI tools made little to no effect in combatting COVID-19.
  2. A separate study published in the British Medical Journal analyzed 232 algorithms designed to diagnose patients or predict how sick they may become with COVID-19. Researchers found none...

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Topics: AI (Artificial Intelligence), Health System / Hospital, Healthcare System, Provider, Public Health / COVID, Survey / Study, Technology, Trends
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