Google: Deep Learning for Electronic Health Records
When patients get admitted to a hospital, they have many questions about what will happen next. When will I be able to go home? Will I get better?
Will I have to come back to the hospital? Having precise answers to those questions helps doctors and nurses make care better, safer, and faster — if a patient’s health is deteriorating, doctors could be sent proactively to act before things get worse. Predicting what will happen next is a natural application of machine learning.
We wondered if the same types of machine learning that predict traffic during your commute or the next word in a translation from English to Spanish could be used for clinical predictions.