Thursday, February 23, 2017

AI rivals dermatologists at spotting early signs of skin cancer

Deep learning is taking on dermatology. An algorithm trained in image recognition has matched dermatologists in its ability to identify certain types of skin cancer based on photographs of skin lesions. “I’m certain this is...

How AI systems are being evaluated for use in medical care

The World Health Organization has estimated that there is a global shortfall of approximately 4.3 million doctors and nurses, with poorer countries disproportionally impacted. In the U.S., these shortages are less acute; instead, the country...

How A.I. and blockchain are driving precision medicine in 2017

The healthcare headlines this year have been dominated by the imminent repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, against the backdrop of a long-term transition to value-based care (VBC), a handful of emerging...

Computers can now see your health problems, thanks to AI

PATIENT NUMBER TWO was born to first-time parents, late 20s, white. The pregnancy was normal and the birth uncomplicated. But after a few months, it became clear something was wrong. The child had ear...

Babylon Health with UK’s NHS plans to replace helpline with AI-based chatbot

Babylon Health, the U.K. startup that offers a digital healthcare app via a mixture of artificial intelligence (AI) and video and text consultations with doctors and specialists, has scored a potentially significant trial with...

Big Data in Healthcare: Where It Stands Today and Where It’s Going

By Doug Adamson, CTO, HealthCatalyst Big data is generating a lot of hype in every industry including healthcare. As my colleagues and I talk to leaders at health systems, we’ve learned that they’re looking for...

These Robots Want to Help Seniors Live Independently as They Age

These days, many Americans would prefer to “age in place” – or stay in their home as long as they can live safely, independently and comfortably. How long will depend on each individual, but...

Healthcare is behind the data curve, but working to build data-driven culture

Nearly every industry is searching for ways to create value from rapidly expanding amounts of data, but few sit on as much untapped opportunity as today’s healthcare providers. Electronic health records and connected medical...

Competitive landscape for machine intelligence: a focus on talent

Three years ago, our venture capital firm began studying startups in artificial intelligence. AI felt misunderstood, burdened by expectations from science fiction, and so for the last two years we’ve tried to capture the...

US robotic-assisted surgery market 2016: third generation tech emerges

Research and Markets has announced the addition of The US Robotic-assisted Surgery Market, 2016 report from Research and Markets traces the history of the first clinical applications for robotic devices and all associated technology...

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