Healthcare DIVE January 10, 2019
Rebecca Pifer

Highlights include technologies seeking to cut costs and promote patient health, especially in imaging, diagnostics, predictive analytics and administration.

The promise of AI in healthcare is finally starting to move beyond speculation.

In recent years companies have been funneling funds into advancements, especially those that cut costs and promote patient health. Spending on healthcare AI technology is expected to surpass $34 billion by 2025, compared to $2.1 billion in 2018, according to market intelligence firm Tractica.

Amazon, Siemens, IBM, Optum and GE Healthcare and health systems Mayo Clinic, Memorial Sloan Kettering and Intermountain are mining patient records for health data to train AI algorithms, allowing the machines to learn by recognizing patterns and make key predictions.

In some cases, such deep learning...