Garbage In, Garbage Out


Anchor lead: Good data is the beginning of artificial intelligence, Elizabeth Tracey reports

October 23, 2019

When it comes to interpreting images, computers are about as good as experienced clinicians in making a correct diagnosis, a recent Lancet study found. Paul Rothman, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, says maximizing the abilities of computers begins with what is put into them.

Rothman: It all starts with the quality of the data that we’re analyzing. We’re very proud of that at Hopkins, we’re really focused on our precision medicine centers of excellence and one of the reasons is we focus our precision medicine on disease states since we think that data that is selected by clinicians all seeing patients together that there’ll be much more consistency in the data that we put into the electronic medical record. So when you look at that, how you analyze it I think natural language processing has come along and I think big data is going to get better and better and better in looking at what we put into the electronic medical record to help.   :33

At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.