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Artificial intelligence in spine care is “here to stay”

15th April 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI) has “tremendous potential” to revolutionise comprehensive spine care across areas including patient selection, outcome prediction, research, preoperative workup and perioperative assistance, the authors of a large systematic review on the topic have found.

Jonathan Rasouli

Published in the Global Spine Journal, the review, led by Jonathan J Rasouli (Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA) looks at the current trends and applications of  AI and machine learning in conventional and robotic-assisted spine surgery.

According to Rasouli and colleagues, there has been increasing attention and interest in the system-based benefits of AI and its applications to spine surgery. This includes helping clinicians and hospital centres define the quality and cost of care, improve outcomes and mitigate downrange financial exposures to both institutions and payers.

“While there has also been controversy surrounding AI, if implemented appropriately, it has the potential to revolutionise the standard of care in spine surgery, reduce cost and waste, and improve the efficiency and patient care. In addition, AI could enhance individualised care to patients to reduce heterogeneity in both clinical practice and research,” the study team writes.

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Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a medical device sales leader with extensive clinical experience in spine and biologics and a nationwide distribution network built over the last 10+ years in the industry. He has held various leadership positions in healthcare and device including Distributor Partner, Hospital COO and Spine VP of Sales. He currently leads the commercialization strategy for OrthoSpine Partners and is a Distributor Principal at Novel Medical. Because of his unique career path, Mike has the ability to see the healthcare business from multiple perspectives making him passionate about building strategic partnerships that help reduce overall costs, drive innovation, and cultivate growth for new markets.

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