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

Obermeyer Z, Emanuel EJ. Predicting the future—big data, machine learning, and clinical medicine. N Engl J Med. 2016;375(13):1216-1219. doi:10.1056/nejmp1606181.

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January 10, 2018
Obermeyer Z, Emanuel EJ. N Engl J Med. 2016;375(13):1216-1219.

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.

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Obermeyer Z, Emanuel EJ. Predicting the future—big data, machine learning, and clinical medicine. N Engl J Med. 2016;375(13):1216-1219. doi:10.1056/nejmp1606181.