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Submission + - Machine Learning Used to prevent medication errors (

Iddo Genuth writes: There are an estimated 7,000 deaths in the United States due to preventable medication errors each year. A new company called MedAware is looking to use artificial intelligence and smart learning algorithms to counter this growing problem.

MedAware developed smart software that analyzes large databases of medical records and created specific profiles for each drug based on the type of patients to which it was given (including things such as age, sex, medical history and condition). Whenever a patient who does not fit the profile of a specific drug receives a prescription for it — a message pops up on the physician's computer signaling a problem.

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Machine Learning Used to prevent medication errors

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