Saturday, March 25, 2017

The rise of “Generation Health” – partly thanks to smartphones

After rising for a decade, life expectancy in America has begun leveling off and has even declined for some groups. Diabetes, heart disease and obesity along with stress, anxiety, and depression are now major issues. The situation is...

Artificial intelligence uncovers new insight into biophysics of cancer

Scientists from Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences, the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County have used artificial intelligence to gain insight into the biophysics of cancer....

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...

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