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Press Release: IQuity Launches Healthcare Analytics Platform (predicts MS with 90% accuracy)

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Webdog, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. Webdog

    Webdog Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Holodeck #2
    IQuity has been covered in the forums before, but this looks like new news. IQuity claims they can predict Multiple Sclerosis with 90% accuracy at least 8 months before traditional methods. They also claim their approach "can be applied to any disease".

    IQuity Launches Healthcare Analytics Platform
    Machine learning platform predicts, detects and monitors chronic disease across patient populations
    Multiple Sclerosis News Today also covers the story from an MS perspective:
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  2. Wonko

    Wonko Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    This concerns me.
    Presumably the reason for increased spending prior to diagnosis is that people have something wrong and are being tested, are they suggesting that with machine learning models money will be saved at this point due to no/reduced testing?
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  3. mariovitali

    mariovitali Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    OTOH Machine Learning is going to be disruptive for being able to suggest Biological Targets that are more likely to be relevant to the actual origin of a Disease or Syndrome.
  4. Inara

    Inara Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Or prior to correct diagnosis people are misdiagnosed and go to several doctors in order to get it right?

    Maybe the money-saving-argument has to be mentioned; it's standard nowadays.

    Personally I think machine supported diagnosis has chances. There are so many diseases, so many publications etc. Nobody can be up to date everyday. The doctors I met didn't read new publications or medicine news (with one exception). A computer can check huge databases in a short time. So as a support in diagnosis it could be a great help amd maybe it will avoid some misdiagnoses.

    But it depends on the algorithm and database. If only psychological illnesses are checked or are given higher priority, for instance, it's useless.
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