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Expert touts role of machine learning in EHRs for precision medicine

Machine learning and artificial intelligence "will play a growing role in health care, under two main categories -- generating knowledge and processing data," and may help unlock data from EHRs that can be used for precision medicine, said Kevin Ross, general manager at Precision Driven Health in Auckland, New Zealand. "Machine learning can be used to aid intensive tasks such as processing large data sets for genomics, image processing or network analysis, as well as finding anomalies -- such as for diagnosis or fraud detection -- and identifying cohorts," Ross said.

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