RI database offers the potential for efficient, improved health care

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — From the machine learning that allows Alexa to understand users who ask “What’s the weather today?” to the systems that predict the paths and impacts of hurricanes, big data is being used to accomplish remarkable tasks across a wide range of sectors.

The field of health care is no exception — physicians are using artificial intelligence tools to better identify breast cancer, scholars are analyzing patient data to identify inefficiencies within the health care system, and the possibilities for using data to solve problems in health care are nearly boundless. READ MORE