Archive: 'Mar 2019' :

Background: It is expected that artificial intelligence (AI) will be used extensively in the medical field in the future. Objective: The purpose of this study is to investigate the awareness of AI among Korean doctors and to assess physicians’ attitudes toward the medical application of AI.Methods: We conducted an online survey composed of 11 closed-ended questions using Google […]

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Any current discussion of artificial intelligence in the workforce centers on how it will impact — or outright replace — certain departments or even employees. But that’s not the most pragmatic conversation for venture capitalists. considering AI’s utility in identifying the most interesting startup investments. InReach Ventures co-founder Roberto Bonanzinga, for example, is investing $7 million on […]

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On paper, they are health care’s most promising upstarts — companies using data and software to detect the onset of debilitating diseases, deliver medical advice and treatments online, and monitor patients’ steps, sleep, weight, blood sugar, and heart function. In 2018, digital health firms had a record year, raking in $8.1 billion from investors buying […]

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How can countries in the Region design and invest in digital innovations that strengthen health systems to achieve better health for all? More than 300 decision-makers, policy experts and researchers from 50 countries gathered at the WHO Symposium on the Future of Digital Health Systems on 6–8 February 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark, to discuss the […]

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What began as an app to build healthy habits has grown into a digital health hub that makes navigating the black diamonds of health considerably less scary.   As a former ski instructor, Chris Cutter is partial to skiing metaphors when describing LifeDojo, the employee health company he founded in 2013. It goes something like this. Imagine it’s […]

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Democratising patient power will improve people’s ability to manage their own health, regardless of income Harnessing machine learning to improve health is a major ambition for both medical practitioners and the healthcare industry. If the two can join forces on a global scale in 2019, with the right investment and the right approach, AI could […]

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With as many as 120 patients per day at its ED, emergency physicians at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center keep pretty busy. That frantic pace makes it hard to complete tedious, yet critical processes like performing a thorough medication reconciliation for patients being triaged in the emergency department.  “Medication reconciliation has been really problematic when […]

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The project will combine participants’ Apple Watch data with genetic tests, survey responses, EHR data and other health information. Early data from the Apple Heart Study is now in the wild, but others are still investigating how the Apple Watch could play a role in personal health and clinical research. Just last week, the University of Michigan […]

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‘All Policies for a Healthy Europe’ – a coalition of influential non-governmental and not-for-profit organisations, think-tanks, trade associations and individual companies — has launched a manifesto calling on the European Union to make health and well-being a top priority after May’s European Elections in a bid to unlock Europe’s economic and social potential. Launching its […]

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From the injured athlete who underwent ACL surgery to the mother recovering from a broken ankle, the nation’s opioid epidemic selects its victims indiscriminately and at an alarming rate, with 8% to 12% of patients prescribed painkillers eventually developing a use disorder. As of 2017 – the most recent full year for which data is […]

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