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Machine Learning in Medicine: It Has Arrived, Let’s Embrace it
  • scott Pappada
scott Pappada
University of Toledo College of Medicine

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Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine has arrived in medicine and the healthcare community is experiencing significant growth in its adoption across numerous patient care settings. There are countless applications for machine learning and AI in medicine ranging from patient outcome prediction, to clinical decision support, to predicting future patient therapeutic setpoints. This commentary discusses a recent application leveraging machine learning to predict one year patient survival following orthotopic heart transplantation. This modeling approach has significant implications in terms of improving clinical decision making, patient counseling, and ultimately organ allocation and has been shown to significantly outperform preexisting algorithms. This commentary also discusses how adoption and advancement of this modeling approach in the future can provide increased personalization of patient care. The continued expansion of information systems and growth of electronic patient data sources in healthcare will continue to pave the way for increased use and adoption of data science in medicine. Personalized medicine has been a long-standing goal of the healthcare community and with machine learning and AI now being continually incorporated into clinical settings and practice, this technology is well on the pathway to make a considerable impact to greatly improve patient care in the near future.
06 Aug 2021Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
07 Aug 2021Assigned to Editor
07 Aug 2021Submission Checks Completed
09 Aug 2021Editorial Decision: Accept
Nov 2021Published in Journal of Cardiac Surgery volume 36 issue 11 on pages 4121-4124. 10.1111/jocs.15918