HIMSSCast: getting to better data for better predictive models News-thread


Predictive models are gaining ground in healthcare as more and more hospitals and specialists use them for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other diseases. But these machine learning tools are still not as accurate or powerful as they could be, and that often comes down to not having enough quality clinical data to train on.

One way to help address the fact that many sample sizes are too small is to aggregate data from other sources, says Steve Irvine, founder and CEO of integra.ai. That can be done, while protecting patient privacy, with federated learning techniques, which can open up vast new treasure troves of data for researchers. Explain more in this episode of HIMSSCast.

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Talking Points:

  • How machine learning models for oncology have evolved in recent years

  • The keys to building a good predictive algorithm

  • Why is it so hard to find enough quality data to train models?

  • What is federated learning and how can it help?

  • Opportunities and challenges of adopting a federated learning approach

  • How Irvine sees the evolution of predictive oncology models in the coming years

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