AI was on the scene in Las Vegas at this year’s HIMSS 2018 Conference. Despite early struggles, the technology is making a tangible impact on health care, showing up in surprising applications. Voice-enabled assistance for the hearing impaired and a prescription medication reader to help the vision impaired are two uses in the disabled community. Even a smartwatch app that monitors behavior in an anti-smoking product is now available. The possibilities seem near endless, and new, life-changing applications are being developed every day.

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