MD Magazine (12/19, Rosenfeld) reports researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found that “a machine-learning algorithm may help scan electronic health records (EHRs) to estimate the risk of a healthy person receiving a future dementia diagnosis,” according to a study published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia. The study’s authors “developed an algorithm which used machine learning to build a list of clinical terms associated with cognitive symptoms identified by experts” and “then used natural language processing to search EHRs for the terms and develop a cognitive score” in order to “estimate the risk of developing dementia.” (SOURCE: APA Headlines)