Why Depend On Only One Source For Modeling AI In Healthcare?

By: Denise Simon | Mind Matters News

We may be missing many of the ways AI can help us.

Domestically, the United States appears to have a single source for modeling known as the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, founded in 2007. IHME publishes data for policymakers and funders based on what is assumed to be impartial evidence-based assessments. However, a single source of public health information risks capture by financial contributors, funders, and selected collaborators.

As an article in Health Care Weekly (September 2019) noted, medicine is a complex business and AI, wisely used, can certainly help healthcare. Long term and short term illness drives all other lanes to the healthcare industry. Variations, complications and multiple illness conditions of individuals challenge scientists, doctors, clinical trials and laboratory professionals. Illness can be hereditary, can be caused accidentally or by personal habits. One solution is for cases to be digitized without violating HIPAA Security Rules. Standards already exist for safeguarding electronic health information for confidentiality, integrity, and security. Trends, probabilities, and tracking using AI provides user functionality at the industry environment level all the way to the direct treatment level of the patient. Proper symptom evaluations, diagnosis, and treatment enabled by access to AI would deliver a defined menu of medical solutions at all levels of the healthcare industry.

AI can help combat illness in medicine, surgery, and lifestyle management:

  • Medication research and development is a constant pursuit of chemistry where scientists review and test existing medications and their effects, along with evaluations of dosage changes or combinations of chemical algorithms.
  • AI has a large role in wading through the chemical inventory for balancing and assessment of clinical and laboratory trials. AI applications to summarize calculations can streamline bureaucracy not only at the level of day-to-day research but aid in evaluations of animals and humans and help the Food and Drug Administration in testing and final approval, speeding the process.
  • AI has a role in surgery too. It enables us to develop artificial devices to restore normal body functions. AI guides the role of applications and inventions of raw materials for many types of replacement surgeries where the advanced use of acrylics, titanium, or carbon variations are not only more commonplace today but are opening pathways for the continued use of other newer materials.
  • Robotic learning via AI has enabled more accuracy and precision in surgeries by reducing the incidence of missing steps, surgical instruments left behind, and misread scans or imaging. The wait time for surgery is reduced, medical personnel can be assigned more efficiently, and recovery time and long term patient outcome is improved. If a facility does not have surgical robotic technology, a patient can be transferred to one that does or, alternatively, medical personnel can be provided with the machine-learned intelligence to assist in their own location.

Lastly, there is the use of AI to help patients with a needed lifestyle change, as new gadgets and apps launch every day. The impact and reshaping of individual lives is hard to measure, however, the human connection is growing vastly. AI can also improve the workplace and workflow for safety and health by offering an inventory of work environment recommendations. Security camera footage can improve learning, interactions, and safety. These machine-learned suggestions go beyond eating a healthier diet and recommended daily exercise; AI-learned information can help alter behaviors and empower health literacy. For one thing, machine learning offers individuals access to comprehensive information beyond a brochure or public service message.

Beyond that, improved nutrition and supplements or substitutions learned through AI would dramatically improve immunity and body function regulation, and minimize risk and the need for other preventive measures. Self-care is not generic; it is based on individual biological makeup, yet with consultations with a medical professional, AI output and summaries can offer analytics perhaps otherwise not considered for health management. AI can offer choices for maintaining hygiene, treating allergies, heart disease, diabetes, cancer(s), types of exercise or daily physical therapies, over the counter supplements, pain management, and even obesity. Self-care is well-care and AI output has a significant role to mitigate health risks.

AI is also positioned to address the bias and bureaucracy when machine-learned collaboration is shared and applied. Synthesizing data, chemical formulations, modifications, and clinical trial results via AI offer digitized weapons in the battlefield of healthcare burdens across the globe. AI can provide quantum learned information to address mechanisms, capabilities, plans, policies, and procedures for drills and exercises to ensure that governments and the healthcare industry are poised to deal with illness outbreaks and contagions.

Considering all the uses to which AI may be put in healthcare, getting our guidance exclusively from the Institute for Health and Metric Evaluation for modeling is reckless. Across the world, there are health organizations, specialist health scientists, healthcare providers with many research studies and trials in both the public and private domain which may not be included in a wider scope of metrics and evaluations. Can we afford the risk of ignorance of the opportunities?

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Make the Whole Nation an Opportunity Zone

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Having just interviewed for a radio segment, Joel Griffith, an economic expert at the Heritage Foundation, I was motivated to draft this piece about how America re-opens and what will America look like in the coming years.

Years ago, during the genesis of the dot com era, companies across the nation were launching incubation centers where innovation, creators and entrepreneurs were mobilized to advance business opportunities across all industries. Governments at all levels should get out of the way with stifling red tape, permits, fees, regulations, taxes and other bureaucratic measures to unleash business transformations.

So, Joel answered that the whole nation should be an opportunity zone where we used incubation centers… same thing.

Just about to collect some thoughts on this article, here comes an email from my favorite law firm, The Pacific Legal Foundation. The firm just published an economic recovery action plan. This plan is a framework that quite useful in supporting the notions of a nationwide economic zone policy or incubation centers.

The plan has 4 simple steps but each one is profound to the principles of economic restoration and practical.

  1. Liberate Healthcare
  2. Embrace Entrepreneurs
  3. Protect Property Rights
  4. Get Bureaucrats out of the Way

As the Trump Administration has gathered political and business professionals for the Economic Restoration Council that includes an estimated 100 business personnel from countless industries, the new guidance will be shared with all 50 governors to use as a framework to reopen their respective states. This is a perfect moment in time to consider and deploy a revolution in ideas, resources and to eliminate vulnerabilities in the whole society such that lessons learned can produce new skill sets and advanced solutions to encourage small businesses across sectors.

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The marketplace is sure to change not only for America but across the globe as these discussions with unleashed imaginations are sure to alter everyday commerce, education, healthcare, national security, communications, hospitality, entertainment and perhaps even legislation.

New disciplines in our culture may include creative new breakthroughs taken from lessons learned due to this pandemic and self-distancing. Where do ideas come from? They begin with discussions to questions we have all asked like: Why don’t we have… How come no one has invented… How did we get here… What do we do now… How do we make sure this does not happen again…

Our country is in distress so the bigger question that should be asked is how do we succeed as an individual, a family and as a business. Rewards are great when one has planned for risks and strategies during any type of crisis. Self-management and that of all business is the purposeful task of a systematic strategy that fosters mood, creativity, production, perception, and opportunities.

The ‘opportunity zones’ in place today in all 50 states are derived from the TCJA, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Sounds great, however, OZ’s leave behind or omits innovation across all regions. Investment capital generally is habitually applied to known and or proven commercial models, brushing aside venture concepts that take risks unknown and unproven that with some development can be the next Fortune 500 success story.

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The Opportunity Zone concept must be considered in all framework guidance coming from the federal government to the state and local governments to restart the nation, economic liberty, grow the GDP, improve the employment landscape and realize financial victory at all levels.


Trump Knows Starvation is Not an Option for America

By: Cliff Kincaid

With food shortages looming, President Trump is moving to reopen the U.S. economy. This has to be done, and anybody who wants America to survive as a superpower, rather than a banana republic, knows it.

Trump realizes that if the advice of the health “experts” is followed to its logical conclusion, bananas won’t even be available on our dinner tables. The “experts” want to eradicate a disease even if it means eradicating the people who might get it. That is unacceptable. America can do better.

In the name of saving the nation from coronavirus, the health “experts” have jeopardized our food supply, as one of the largest pork processing facilities in the U.S., representing four to five percent of U.S. pork production, has closed in South Dakota.

Kenneth M. Sullivan, president and chief executive officer for Smithfield Foods, said, “The closure of this facility, combined with a growing list of other protein plants that have shuttered across our industry, is pushing our country perilously close to the edge in terms of our meat supply. It is impossible to keep our grocery stores stocked if our plants are not running. These facility closures will also have severe, perhaps disastrous, repercussions for many in the supply chain, first and foremost our nation’s livestock farmers. These farmers have nowhere to send their animals.”

Let’s face it: the lockdown never really made sense, as food production and supplies had to continue for the sake of the many. Now, even that is in jeopardy, which is why Trump has to act.

Under the scenario being pushed by the liberal media opponents of Trump, the economy will be destroyed to the point where people will be dying of starvation rather than the virus. In fact, America may face the worst of two bad options – more deaths from the virus, and more deaths from food shortages and starvation.

In the face of this threat, which New York Governor Andrew Cuomo understands, he assembled a group of governors to reopen their economies on their terms. But that’s not good enough. There has to be a plan for the entire nation.

Trump’s bold action is bad news for Trump’s opponents in the Democratic Party, who are counting on chaos to elect Joe Biden in November. Left-wing writer Jeff Faux fears that Trump will run for reelection “as the champion of the people’s need to get back to work” while Democrats will be cast as obstructionists.

Faux, a Trump critic and well-known writer on economics, understands that Trump has the upper hand against the presumed Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden, whose “age is showing,” has “little charisma, often misspeaks and is not a strong debater.” In short, Biden will look weak, and Trump will look strong.

Appropriately enough, the Jeff Faux piece appears in a publication called “The Globalist.” From the start, Trump has threatened the global dreams of the “progressives” that are turning into nightmares for the American people. Their coddling and buildup of China has put us in this precarious position.

The president declared at his Monday briefing that he could and would, if necessary, override state and local officials who stand in the way of reopening America and keeping food on the dinner table. The media acted alarmed by the prospect that Trump would use the same kind of executive authority used in the past by such presidents as Abraham Lincoln and FDR. But these are extraordinary times and America’s existence as a nation based on the concept of economic and political freedom hangs in the balance.

Trump promised to provide legal justification for his actions, but it is not really necessary. A famous book in political science, Constitutional Dictatorship by Clinton Rossiter, provides the framework. The word “dictatorship” sounds ominous, but the fact is that, under national emergency declarations, the president has the complete and total authority to save the nation from an external or internal threat. Trump has to act and he knows it. He has all the emergency powers he needs. They were given to him by Congress.

Rossiter, an American historian and political scientist at Cornell University, was an acknowledged expert on the Constitution who wrote 20 books. Lincoln used emergency powers to win the Civil War and FDR used them to wage World War II and rebuild America’s industrial capacity.

We are today involved in our own civil war, in terms of a polarized electorate, but the real danger, as Trump knows, is that the source of the coronavirus, Communist China, stands to gain geopolitically if America goes down the drain.

At the Monday briefing, crazed liberal reporters confronted Trump, with one asking what he was doing about China and if indeed China had covered-up the nature of the virus when it emerged last year. Everybody knows that China lies and cheats and that it did so in this case, using the U.N.’s World Health Organization as a front.

Trump replied that he didn’t have to tell her and that she would be the last to know anyway. The reply was an indication that things are happening behind-the-scenes that many of us don’t know about. For obvious reasons, Trump will not discuss publicly at this time what has to be done about the China threat. The immediate need is to save the Republic.

We do know the situation is dire and the president is acting to avert a catastrophe.

Cliff Kincaid is president of America’s Survival, Inc. www.usasurvival.org.