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Vik Kumar liked Abel Fischer's discussion From academia to data science in healthcare: Is the learning path any different?
Nov 20, 2018
Vik Kumar replied to Abel Fischer's discussion From academia to data science in healthcare: Is the learning path any different?
"Hi Abel, First, some info on my background: I have a MD degree and I am currently working as a data scientist.  After I got the MD degree, I realized medicine wasn't for me, and so I went back to school to get a MS in Computational Science…"
Nov 20, 2018
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AI in Healthcare - Ethical Considerations

Given the touting of recent analytic and machine learning results in healthcare, why haven't doctors been replaced by computers yet? The truth is that there are many obstacles that stand in the way of implementing  analytics in healthcare. Ethical issues introduced by this technology are also fiercely debated and must be considered. Finally, while obstacles imply a possibility of being overcome, there are also limitations to this technology, or aspects that likely will not be solved anytime…See More
Oct 14, 2018
Vik Kumar's blog post was featured

AI in Healthcare - Ethical Considerations

Given the touting of recent analytic and machine learning results in healthcare, why haven't doctors been replaced by computers yet? The truth is that there are many obstacles that stand in the way of implementing  analytics in healthcare. Ethical issues introduced by this technology are also fiercely debated and must be considered. Finally, while obstacles imply a possibility of being overcome, there are also limitations to this technology, or aspects that likely will not be solved anytime…See More
Oct 14, 2018
Vik Kumar commented on Rafael Knuth's blog post Career Transition Towards Data Analytics & Science. Here’s my Story
"Great story, thanks for sharing.  Great to see that all of your hard work paid off!"
Sep 5, 2018
Vik Kumar's blog post was featured

3 ways to fight congestive heart failure using artificial intelligence

 ObjectiveCongestive heart failure (CHF) has been called an "epidemic" and a "staggering clinical and public health problem" (Roger, 2013). It can be defined as the impaired ability of the ventricle to fill or eject with blood.  Consequences include difficulty breathing, coughing fits, leg swelling, decreased quality of life, and ultimately death.  As life expectancy increases globally, we can only expect to see this syndrome more frequently.  Fortunately, the advents of the electronic medical…See More
Aug 29, 2018
Vik Kumar updated their profile
Aug 27, 2018

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MD-turned-Data Scientist, Author of "Healthcare Analytics Made Simple."
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http://www.mlmd.io
Field of Expertise
Data Science, BI
Professional Status
Technical
Years of Experience:
3
Your Company:
Digital Envoy
Your Job Title:
Data Scientist
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Word of Mouth
Interests:
Contributing, Networking

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AI in Healthcare - Ethical Considerations

Posted on October 13, 2018 at 11:55am 0 Comments

Given the touting of recent analytic and machine learning results in healthcare, why haven't doctors been replaced by computers yet? The truth is that there are many obstacles that stand in the way of implementing  analytics in healthcare. Ethical issues introduced by this technology are also fiercely debated and must be considered. Finally, while obstacles imply a possibility of being overcome, there are also limitations to this technology,…

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3 ways to fight congestive heart failure using artificial intelligence

Posted on August 28, 2018 at 3:17am 0 Comments

 

Objective

Congestive heart failure (CHF) has been called an "epidemic" and a "staggering clinical and public health problem" (Roger, 2013). It can be defined as the impaired ability of the ventricle to fill or eject with blood.  Consequences include difficulty breathing, coughing fits, leg swelling, decreased quality of life, and ultimately death.  As life expectancy increases globally, we can only expect to see this syndrome more frequently.  Fortunately, the advents of…

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