MACHINE LEARNING & AI: A HIMSS EVENT
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 5, 2018
Ruben Amarasingham, MD, is Founder and CEO of Pieces Technologies, Inc., a healthcare artificial intelligence service provider based in Dallas, Texas. He invented Pieces DS, a cloud-based, clinical decision support system that integrates natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning with a world-class physician team to enable real-time precision medicine and predictive analytic insight. Dr. Amarasingham is a national expert in the application of informatics concepts in healthcare and public health, and the use of innovative care models to reduce disparities, improve quality, and lower costs. He has 16 technology patents assigned or pending worldwide, including the Pieces DS system, which is live in multiple U.S. hospitals and health systems.
The nature of clinical medicine is highly nuanced and often localized. While artificial intelligence algorithms can be leveraged across health systems, human oversight by a clinician is necessary in order to achieve high model performance and accuracy and reduce alert fatigue. This unique approach to machine learning allows AI systems to achieve a positive predictive value (PPV) and sensitivity close, if not at, a level as that of a physician.