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Journal Article
Commentary

Predicting the future—big data, machine learning, and clinical medicine.

Obermeyer Z, Emanuel EJ. New England Journal of Medicine. 2016;375.

Medicine has been exploring the use of advanced computational technologies for patient care. This commentary outlines how machine learning can enable better analysis and application of data and information in health care. The authors suggest that prognosis and diagnosis will improve and that specialties such as radiology and anatomical pathology will be impacted.