Exploring the Applications of Machine Learning in Healthcare

Author(s): Tausifa Jan Saleem*, Mohammad Ahsan Chishti

Journal Name: International Journal of Sensors, Wireless Communications and Control

Volume 10 , Issue 4 , 2020

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The rapid progress in domains like machine learning, and big data has created plenty of opportunities in data-driven applications particularly healthcare. Incorporating machine intelligence in healthcare can result in breakthroughs like precise disease diagnosis, novel methods of treatment, remote healthcare monitoring, drug discovery, and curtailment in healthcare costs. The implementation of machine intelligence algorithms on the massive healthcare datasets is computationally expensive. However, consequential progress in computational power during recent years has facilitated the deployment of machine intelligence algorithms in healthcare applications. Motivated to explore these applications, this paper presents a review of research works dedicated to the implementation of machine learning on healthcare datasets. The studies that were conducted have been categorized into following groups (a) disease diagnosis and detection, (b) disease risk prediction, (c) health monitoring, (d) healthcare related discoveries, and (e) epidemic outbreak prediction. The objective of the research is to help the researchers in this field to get a comprehensive overview of the machine learning applications in healthcare. Apart from revealing the potential of machine learning in healthcare, this paper will serve as a motivation to foster advanced research in the domain of machine intelligence-driven healthcare.

Keywords: Machine learning, big data, healthcare, health monitoring, disease diagnosis, disease risk prediction.

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Year: 2020
Published on: 19 December, 2019
Page: [458 - 472]
Pages: 15
DOI: 10.2174/2210327910666191220103417
Price: $25

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