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AI turbocharges health data mining, enhances lifespans, healthspans
By Lorena Antonovici, Eduard Musinschi  |  Oct 12, 2023
AI turbocharges health data mining, enhances lifespans, healthspans
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AI is increasingly making healthcare more personalized by enabling mining and analysis of more health data, and enhancing healthspans and lifespans so people stay healthier for longer, per digital health expert Eduard Musinschi and health psychology researcher Lorena Antonovici.

LONDON - Artificial intelligence (AI) - more specifically machine learning (ML) - is revolutionizing the field of personalized healthcare, enabling personalized, predictive, precision medicine and combating complex diseases. With AI-driven tools, it is now possible to process vast amounts of health data dynamically and in real time. This article explores how AI is unlocking health data mining, its role in combating complex diseases through data interoperability, and how it can address problems related to healthspan - the period of a person’s life spent in good health - at scale. Two useful case studies - to be covered later - illustrate the innovative approach used by leading AI healthtech companies seeking to leverage AI in the domain of healthspans and longevity.

AI is transforming the healthcare landscape, chiefly by unlocking the power of health data mining. Through advanced algorithms and ML techniques, AI can now analyze and interpret genomic information, medical records, wearable device data, and lifestyle factors. This then sheds more light on personalized insights, early disease detection, and tailored treatment plans for individuals. 

In the future, everyone will benefit from having an AI assistant that synthesizes and interprets his/her health data, leading to more accurate diagnoses and improved outcomes - including longer and healthier lives.

Anyone still in doubt need only look at how AI has highlighted the significance of large-scale mining of imaging data for personalized medicine, and aids diagnosis and treatment of various medical conditions.1 AI-powered image recognition systems have also shown remarkable accuracy in detecting abnormalities in medical images and helping medical professionals - e.g., radiologists - make more precise diagnoses and treatment decisions.2

Taking the field of oncology as an example, AI-based image analysis is crucial in the early

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