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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.

Health sector gives blockchain glowing prognosis

Paris - Securing safe interchange of patient data, improving the conduct of clinical tests and medicine traceability, and lowering costs.

Using blockchain to improve global health: Interview Special

A new startup called Nano Vision, wants to usher in a new era of outcomes in global health by removing borders to make important data accessible to all. The aim is to achieve this with blockchain.

Digital care for substance abuse introduced in Ontario

Toronto - A digital care package has been developed for substance use disorder. The platform has been made available to healthcare providers in Ontario.

Autism research advanced by eye tracking technology: Interview Special

Eye tracking measures human visual behavior in order to understand what drives human behavior. A recent eye tracking study of ASD adults led to a program that is helping ASD adolescents become better drivers.

Wearable device aims to reduce infant deaths Special

Chicago - Medical data indicates that three million babies die within their first month of life. Of these, 98 percent of these deaths occurring in the developing countries. A new wearable has been launched to help lower this death rate.

Interview: How health tech is being healed through collaboration Special

Healthcare technology has a general problem with a lack of interoperability. As a result, patients and their caregivers face expensive consequences, such as hospital readmissions. The Chicago-based healthcare incubator MATTER is challenging this.

Amazon drops plan to sell bulk pharmaceuticals

Amazon Business, which is the bulk products arm of Amazon, appears to be dropping its plan to become a major distributor of pharmaceutical and medical devices products. This follows on from indications last year that Amazon was to enter the fray.

Emerging technologies for pharma accounting and finances

The financial world is being affected by different technologies, and major companies need to develop such technologies to remain competitive. An example with accounting and financial reporting, which is being disrupted according to a new study.

Data-driven analysis of healthcare cyber risk insurance claims

A new report into data-driven analysis of cyber risk insurance claims in the healthcare sector assesses the types of organizations and institutions that are most vulnerable to attack and which represent the greater insurance risks.

Healthcare needs AI for improved business intelligence

As with other businesses, healthcare has discovered the imperative of linking artificial intelligence capabilities with human activities in order to boost competitiveness.

Digital hub aims to improve youth mental health

Belfast - Mental health issues remain on of society’s major, and sometimes overlooked, issues, especially among younger people. A U.K. government backed scheme aims to tackle some mental health concerns using digital technology.

State of play: One year on from WannaCry ransomware outbreak

The one year anniversary of the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, which severely impacted global healthcare organizations, edges closer. A new report assess how well hospitals and healthcare facilities have respond in terms of new technology and systems.

U.S. health companies launch blockchain pilot

The expansion of blockchain technology has extended to healthcare. Five U.S. based health organizations have launched a pilot scheme, designed to determine if blockchain technology can improve security.

Interview: Medication non-adherence is a growing problem Special

Medication non-adherence is a growing problem in the U.S. More than half of all hospitalizations are the result of patients failing to take their prescribed medications. A solution comes from Danish startup Klikkit.

Applying e-learning to pharma and healthcare: Interview Special

E-learning carries many advantages for companies, including delivering training remotely and with minimum disruption. One area of increased take-up is pharma. To understand how such training can be delivered, Laura Guardi of Pharmig explains.

A.I. assistive and rehab solutions: Interview Special

State-of-the-art technology like artificial intelligence and robotics are changing the way healthcare clinics and professional medical services operate. Bionik CEO Dr. Eric Dusseux provides an overview of recent developments.

Essential Science: New risk of high salt intake and food raised

The risks of a diet with too great a sodium content are well-documented. What has been less certain is whether a generally healthy diet can off-set consuming levels of sodium above recommended allowances. New research sheds light on this.

Africa new frontline in anti-tobacco fight: activists

Cape Town - Africa and other developing regions are becoming increasingly significant battlegrounds in the effort to combat the spread of smoking, an anti-smoking campaign group warned on Thursday.

Michael Bloomberg to launch $20mn anti-tobacco watchdog

Cape Town - Philanthropist Michael Bloomberg announced on Wednesday that he will spend $20 million (16.13 million euros) to launch a watchdog to detect and expose deceptive practices by the tobacco industry.

Michael Bloomberg to launch $20mn anti-tobacco watchdog

Cape Town - Philanthropist Michael Bloomberg announced on Wednesday that he will spend $20 million (16.13 million euros) to launch a watchdog to detect and expose deceptive practices by the tobacco industry.

Google announces new cloud APIs for healthcare services

Google's announced an expanded set of cloud services aimed at the healthcare sector. The company wants to organise medical data by addressing "significant" interoperability challenges. It will use AI and new analytics APIs to assist medical teams.

HP launches first sanitizable notebooks for use in healthcare

HP has announced a new range of computing devices aimed specifically at healthcare users. The company has developed notebooks which can be sanitized, making them ideal for frontline healthcare workers in hospitals. Security is also a high priority.

Girding for new battles in the war against Big Tobacco

Paris - Some 3,000 anti-tobacco experts and policy makers convening this week in Cape Town, South Africa confront an industry flush with profits and determined to expand the market for its deadly product.

Microsoft launches new AI-powered healthcare services

Microsoft has announced a set of new service launches from its Healthcare NExT research group. It includes a new platform for studying genomics data and an AI-powered assistant that can take notes during patient interviews.

What changes can an Amazon-backed healthcare company make? Special

Amazon made waves when it announced that it was planning to disrupt American healthcare the same way it’s disrupted so many other industries. But what changes can an Amazon-backed healthcare company actually make?

How to reduce the risk of healthcare data loss: Interview Special

The amount of data flowing in and out of hospitals is massive, and this puts it at risk from cyberattack. MediaPro’s Colleen Huber, Director of Cyber Education Strategy looks at what healthcare organizations can do to protect themselves.
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