by Jeremiah Wilcox
Mayo held an artificial intelligence symposium, looking to bring together groups of developers from around the world. They're working on projects using technology to help patients. One of the ideas includes computing systems that can interpret medical information and offer preliminary recommendations for patients. Dr. Steve Peters works at Mayo and says incorporating technology into healthcare will help provide a more accurate diagnosis for patients. “The doctor, the nurse, the pharmacist is often overwhelmed by the amount of information on the individual patient and by all the medical knowledge in the world that's always increasing.
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Context: Steve Peters, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic is a clinical informaticist, internist and pulmonologist. Dr. Peters studies late-stage lung diseases, risk factors and outcomes of transplantation, management of critically ill patients, and pulmonary complications after hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Dr. Peters also has a research interest in applied clinical informatics — the study of the interactions among technology, medical science, workflow and processes in the delivery of effective and efficient care.