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IoT is driving a home healthcare industry

According to a new report, the Internet of Medical Things is helping to drive the home healthcare industry into new innovations, clustered around wearables and e-skin devices.

AI in healthcare will reach $6.16 billion by 2022

A signal that healthcare is set to be heavily disrupted by artificial intelligence comes from a new report which indicates that AI for healthcare will be valued at $6.16 billion by 2022.

New group to explore AI benefits for discovering new medicines

Artificial intelligence has great potential for the development of new medicines, from screening molecules to develop new drugs to pinpointing process efficiencies. A new group aims to explore these potentials more fully.

Q&A: How technology helps build the modern hospital Special

MBI Group, a leading NYC construction firm, has recently won a bid to construct multiple patient care spaces across its New York City network of hospitals. To discover how modern technology assists with such projects, Alex Getelman provides an insight.

Hospitals band together and launch company to make generic drugs

Salt Lake City - On Thursday, seven health care systems and three philanthropic groups announced the formation of their own generic drug company, Civica Rx, to tackle chronic shortages and high prices.

Bolivia eyes universal health care for next year

La Paz - Bolivia will launch a universal health care program next year, socialist President Evo Morales said Wednesday.

Flexible wearable for smart drug delivery

A new flexible wearable, from South Korea, has been designed to allow for customize drug delivery upon diagnosis and to improve patient health.

Strategies for improving healthcare IoT

The Internet of Things is impacting on many industries, including healthcare. Each industry presents different challenges. A new survey offers advice for those working in the healthcare sector seeking to brig connected technologies on-line.

Essential Science: Killing bacteria with new biocide mist

The elimination of pathogenic bacteria is a key part of contamination control. However, many disinfectants are either not available in vapor form or they are harmful to users. A new ‘breathable mist’ offers a solution.

Best and worst U.S. states for healthcare revealed

The personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on “2018’s Best & Worst States for Health Care”, examining for regional differences and differences across different demographic groups.

Drive to curb salt intake should focus on China: study

Paris - Salt consumption exceeds national and World Health Organization guidelines in most countries, but only the highest-sodium diets, such as in China, are linked to clear health risks, researchers said Friday.

AI and behavioral sciences to pair people with healthcare

Change Healthcare has developed a new solution that uses AI and behavioral sciences to accurately identify and pair the right people with the medical benefits suitable for them.

Expanding AI healthcare to the Asian market

Babylon Health has signed a $100 million licensing deal with Prudential Asia. This is to provide its artificial intelligence medical chat bot service to its health insurance customers. Similar deals are being undertaken by other insurance companies.

Artificial intelligence system develops drugs from scratch

The drug development process is a convoluted process with as many false starts as there are successes. A new research project has shown how artificial intelligence can help to accelerate the process.

Can intelligent chatbots improve healthcare? Q&A Special

AI is disrupting healthcare and medical practices need to understand the potential benefits in order to offer patients the most up-to-date care and stay relevant in the field. The company Medical Analysts for Software Advice provides advice in this field.

A road map for assessing blockchain health care startups

Blockchain-backed health care startups are all the rage right now, and a new open-source tool that tracks data about startups in the aim to help potential investors navigate the pile of startups clamouring for their time and money.

Knowledge College connects patients and insurance companies

Fellow Health Partners have announced the launch of the “Knowledge College.” This is designed to be a process of continuous, formal training intended to increase the successful interaction between patients and insurance companies, for U.S. healthcare.

FDA approves first marijuana-derived drug

Washington - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a medication called Epidiolex. This is the first FDA-approved drug derived from marijuana.

Q&A: Why AI is set to change healthcare Special

From image analysis to data management, artificial intelligence is reshaping healthcare. Darren Schulte from Apixio looks at some real-world examples, and the advantages and disadvantages.

Q&A: What are the therapeutic aspects of cannabis? Special

Boulder - To address ill-health conditions, some healthcare professionals are looking at an integrative approach with medical cannabis together with nutrition, acupuncture, yoga, and meditation. Laura Lagano of the Holistic Cannabis Academy explains more.

Startup at odds with doctors over claim about AI diagnoses

Babylon Health announced Wednesday that the company's AI had undergone a series of tests and had "demonstrated its ability to provide health advice which is on-par with practicing clinicians." Doctors are disputing this claim.

Bleak perceptions of Brexit for British business

London - A number of British business are getting nervous about the Brexit process. Airbus, BMW and Siemens have each warned about the impact on their U.K.-based operations if the U.K. leaves the EU in March 2019 without any agreement.

Q&A: New technology for healthcare assessments Special

Doctor Priya Kamani's company LivingMatrix recently introduced a clinician-designed functional medicine platform that has been developed with over 600 licensed doctors and practitioners in eighteen countries. She discusses the challenges.

Digital system to monitor recovery room patients

Adelaide - SA Health is to implement a digital health solution in the form of a post-surgery cloud-based patient monitoring system. The system will be fitted into the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

What will Apple be doing with healthcare data?

This autumn Apple has declared it will allow access to data held on their Health Records API. The data will be made available to third party developers, following patient consent. What can we expect from this opening up of health data?

Four startups disrupting healthcare for doctors and patients

Healthcare-focused startups are continuously producing technological developments for both healthcare professionals and patients to help improve quality of life and quality of care. Here are four startups applying new technologies to the industry.

Q&A: Why AI will revolutionize healthcare data Special

The use of AI in the healthcare industry has begun a transformation of how patient data is processed and analyzed, creating a more efficient analysis. A leading commentator predicts the health market will be using AI to analyze data within 2-3 years.

Q&A: How technology is changing healthcare Special

Continuous technological developments in healthcare have saved countless lives and improved the quality of life for even more, and signs are that healthcare will undergo further transformation. A leading expert provides some examples.

Q&A: Are chatbots the answer to healthcare improvements? Special

Patients are sometimes stuck waiting for their doctors and results, making numerous phone calls and leaving messages, making it a very frustrating experience. Are chatbots the answer to this supply and demand dilemma?

Essential Science: Physical activity is better than weight loss

New research has found that for those with coronary heart disease that physical activity is more important weight loss in terms of life expectancy following diagnosis of the disease.
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