AI in Healthcare

Artificial intelligence in the healthcare industry is predicted to save $150 billion annually for the US. As such, AI is being rapidly deployed in many areas of the healthcare landscape. This event will primarily focus on the Providers, attracting CIOs, CTOs, IT and Informatics Experts along with senior Physicians and Clinicians from the leading US hospitals who will share their experiences of using AI in the clinical care and hospital operations environment.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

7:45 am Registration Open

8:20 am - 12:00 pm AI World Plenary Session - View Details

11:00 am - 2:00 pm Concession Stand Open for Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

Track Program

Aronson_SandyTrack Chair

Sandy Aronson, Executive Director of IT, Partners HealthCare Personalized Medicine

1:15 AI in Healthcare: Applications, Maturity and Outlook

Shriram Ramanathan, PhD, Senior Analyst, Lux Research


1:45 Integrating Algorithmic Generated Techniques into Clinical Care and Decision Making

Aronson_SandySandy Aronson, Executive Director of IT, Partners HealthCare Personalized Medicine

It is a very exciting time in healthcare.  New types of data that could improve the way we care for patients are increasingly becoming available.  AI techniques pioneered in other industries are opening the promise of enhanced clinical decision support based on higher dimensional data than humans can consider.  But at the same time clinical processes are resistant to change.  Broadly taking advantage of advances inherently involves altering care delivery paradigms. This talk will focus this “last mile” problem and focus on infrastructure being constructed to help address it.

2:15 AI for Infection Detection and Prevention

Shenoy_EricaErica S. Shenoy, MD, PhD, Associate Chief, Infection Control Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

AI holds tremendous promise for improving our ability to detect and potentially prevent hospital-acquired infections. This talk will focus on Clostridium difficile, which results in 500,000 infections each year and 30,000 deaths in the US, and our team’s approach to early detection using machine learning.

2:45 MoneyBall Medicine: Thriving in the New Data-Driven Healthcare Market

Harry Glorikian, Healthcare Consultant

3:00 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

3:45 Examining the use of AI for Imaging in Clinical Care

Patel_ AalpenAalpen A. Patel, MD, Chair, Department of Radiology, Geisinger Health

In recent years, deep learning has revolutionized the field of computer vision. In ImageNet competition, deep learning models are now outperforming humans in object detection and classification. In medical imaging, deep learning has been used in variety of image processing tasks such as segmentation and in recent years, for diagnostic purposes such as diabetic retinopathy and skin cancer detection using large medical datasets.  More recently, we have published a paper describing DL based identification of intracranial haemorrhage on CT scans of the head and using it to prioritize the list for interpretation.  We believe that using large clinical grade, heterogenous data set is extremely valuable in generalizing and translating to clinical tools.  This is just the beginning – combining all the -ologies, -omics with imaging will lead to insights we have not had before.

4:05 Developing and Translating AI-Enabled Applications for Healthcare

Andriole_Kathy Katherine Andriole, PhD, Director of Research Strategy and Operations, MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science; Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Interest in AI-enabled healthcare applications is growing, but there is a gap between demonstrating proof-of-concept and widespread clinical adoption.  The MGH and BWH Center for Clinical Data Science is focused on the full lifecycle of research and development of machine learning applications for healthcare, through to clinical integration and translation.  Example AI applications in imaging will be discussed including their promise as well as current limitations.

4:25 PANEL: How are Organizations Leveraging AI to Drive Operational Intelligence?

Landman_Adam Moderator: Adam Landman, MD, Vice President and CIO, Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Botros_Karim Karim Botros, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, The MetroHealth System

Mary Margaret Jacobs, Director, Capacity Management, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Aronson_SandySandy Aronson, Executive Director of IT, Partners HealthCare Personalized Medicine


5:10 - 5:30 Plenary Keynote Presentation - View Details

5:30 - 6:30 Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

Wednesday, December 5

7:45 am Registration Open

8:20 am - 12:45 pm AI World Plenary Session - View Details

11:00 am - 2:00 pm Concession Stand Open for Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

Track Program

Ledbetter_David Track Chair

David Ledbetter, Data Scientist, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles


2:00 Meshing AI and Human Cognition: Managing Risks of Ethics and Bias

Mattison_John John Mattison, MD, CIO, KaiserPermanente

We are in an exponential trajectory towards meshed thinking in carbon (our brains) and in silico (our machines).  There are inherent biases that characterize either form of cognition.  The science of cognitive bias in carbon is well defined but managing those known biases are non-existent to primitive at best.  The science of machine bias is very nascent at best.  The notion of meshed cognition and hence meshed bias is completely terra nova, and should become the focus of deep research by multi-disciplinary teams that span cognitive bias, machine bias, and the future of computer human interfaces as it represents the future of meshed bias and potential mitigation strategies.

2:25 Computerized, Physician Order Entry-Driven Clinical Decision Support for Laboratory Tests

Milenko Tanasijevic, MD, Vice Chair, Clinical Pathology and Quality, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

We have developed a series of physician order entry-driven clinical decision support tools to facilitate and optimize ordering of laboratory tests. These include reminders for redundant tests, evidence-based guidelines for appropriate ordering and timing of therapeutic drugs such as antiepileptic agents, digoxin, vancomycin and others. We also developed a computerized alerting system for communicating critical laboratory results to provider. We present the results from various clinical studies we performed to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of our interventions.  

2:45 Avoiding Hype and False Conclusions About AI in Medicine: Key Concepts and Examples

Zalis_Michael Mike Zalis, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

With advances of machine intelligence in healthcare, key stakeholders risk suffering from an inflation of expectations and misunderstanding of capabilities. This talk will summarize key conceptual underpinnings of machine learning methods and discuss academic and industry implementation examples of AI in healthcare. The goal of this talk is support participants in adroit critical thinking as they face potential applications, initiatives, and products involving AI in healthcare.

3:05 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall - Last Chance for Viewing

3:40 PANEL: AI and Advanced Algorithms in Healthcare from the Investors Perspective

  • Investing in AI start-ups in the healthcare industry
  • Real world applications of AI in the healthcare industry
  • Regulatory hurdles for integrating AI in the US
  • Impact of AI on future jobs in the healthcare industry: Will the AI doctor see you now?
  • Viable business models and opportunities to unlock value through AI in healthcare for patients
  • How are emerging partnerships forming between integrated health systems, R&D and real-world evidence arms of Pharma?
  • The key for AI to work in healthcare is to have clean data to run through the algorithms
  • For companies that are in the AI of healthcare space, it is important to have a use case for the product versus just having a great algorithm

Alipour_NavidNavid Alipour, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Analytics Ventures


Kellar JoshJosh Kellar, PhD, Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Mike Spadafore, Managing Director, Sandbox Industries

Gordon_JonathanJonathan Gordon, Director, NYP Ventures at New York-Presbyterian

Hills_BethanyBethany Hills, Chair, FDA Practice, Mintz

4:30 Improving the Patient Experience with AI: Applications to Radiologic Care

Monica Wood, MD, Clinical Fellow in Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital

5:00 Close of AI World 2018