• Viewpoint: HIPAA, a law from 1996, will limit AI in healthcare

    To reap the benefits that artificial intelligence can bring to healthcare, HIPAA restrictions and overall attitudes toward data privacy must be relaxed, according to Luke Miner, PhD, a data scientist at Plaid and Tunebend.
  • Pitt, Carnegie Mellon creating robotic trauma care system for combat casualties

    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carnegie Mellon University each received four-year contracts from the Department of Defense that total more than $7.2 million and are directed toward the creation of autonomous trauma care systems to stabilize injured soldiers in remote locations.
  • 4 disruptions AI could cause in healthcare

    Within the next decade, healthcare will see emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, cloud computing, predictive analytics and blockchain spurring billions of dollars in value increases, according to a new McKinsey & Company report on this tech-driven "era of exponential growth."
  • How AI can enhance clinical productivity

    The advancement of technologies such as robotics, blockchain and artificial intelligence in healthcare could promote value increases of up to $410 billion by 2025, with improvements in clinical productivity making up nearly half of that value creation, according to a new report from McKinsey & Company.
  • IBM Research using self-driving car tech to promote seniors' wellbeing

    IBM Research's U.K. lab has teamed up with British home care startup Cera Care to begin testing a system combining LiDAR sensors and artificial intelligence to encourage the independence and wellbeing of senior citizens.
  • Bill calls for $2.2B in federal AI funding

    A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill May 21 to establish a national, coordinated artificial intelligence strategy and earmark $2.2 billion to make the U.S. workforce "AI-ready," according to Politico's Morning eHealth newsletter.
  • FDA fast-tracks Apple Watch app for those with PTSD nightmares

    NightWare, a smartwatch app that uses artificial intelligence to measure and treat nightmares in users with post-traumatic stress disorder, has received "Breakthrough Status" from the FDA.
  • Google Cloud, Informatica expand partnership to make massive datasets more AI-friendly

    Google Cloud is extending its partnership with Redwood City, Calif.-based software development company Informatica to improve data management capabilities for artificial intelligence and analytics solutions.
  • Strategic Alliance harness artificial intelligence to alleviate physician compensation challenges

    ECG Management Consultants and Hallmark Healthcare Solutions announced a Strategic Alliance Agreement for Heisenberg II, an AI cloud-based software.
  • New AI platform matches patients to the DNA tests best for them

    As patients and physicians face more choices for DNA testing, Los Altos, Calif.-based startup GenomeSmart debuted this week an artificial intelligence-powered platform to help them decide which of the hundreds of available genetic tests are most beneficial.
  • AI links city's good mood days to risky behaviors

    When a city experiences unexpectedly good weather or a big win from a local sports team, its residents are more likely to engage in risky behaviors such as gambling, according to a recent study published in PLoS One.
  • Clinc lands record-setting investment for conversational AI: 4 things to know

    Clinc, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based provider of conversational artificial intelligence solutions, has raised $52 million in Series B funding, VentureBeat reports.
  • AI digital therapeutics startup Biofourmis raises $35M in Series B funding

    Biofourmis, a startup producing artificial intelligence-powered health management solutions, announced May 21 that it has closed a $35 million Series B funding round and will be moving its headquarters from Singapore to Boston.
  • Alegeus unveils AI-powered HSA platform

    Alegeus launched a mobile platform using artificial intelligence to personalize recommendations for a user's health savings account at its annual Client Conference this month, the Waltham, Mass.-based company announced May 21.
  • Study: Google AI outperforms radiologists in diagnosing lung cancer

    A deep learning algorithm developed by members of Google's artificial intelligence team achieved "state-of-the-art performance" in detecting easily overlooked indicators of lung cancer in CT scans, according to a study published this week in Nature Medicine.
  • Facebook CTO admits AI may not be the panacea he believed it was

    Despite Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's repeated assurances that artificial intelligence will eliminate the proliferation of hate speech on the social networking platform, Mike Schroepfer, the company's chief technology officer and a formerly staunch advocate for AI, is no longer quite as sure.
  • Dr. Eric Topol: Integrating AI into medicine will 'restore the human mind'

    Though it may seem counterintuitive, automating tasks and outsourcing responsibilities to algorithms and other forms of artificial intelligence will actually humanize medicine, according to Eric Topol, MD, director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute in La Jolla, Calif.
  • Facebook releases disease prevention maps to fight flu, malaria outbreaks

    Using a combination of artificial intelligence, satellite imagery and publicly available census information, Facebook has created three types of maps to improve responses to disease outbreaks, available for use by health organizations around the world beginning May 20.
  • AI coach improves outcomes for teens in weight loss programs

    The use of a behavioral coaching chatbot by adolescent patients in treatment programs for obesity and prediabetes resulted in positive reviews from users and significant progress toward weight loss goals, according to a study published May 16 in Translational Behavioral Medicine.
  • How to effectively implement artificial intelligence in healthcare

    A recent blog post by Olive analyzes how to effectively implement AI in healthcare. 

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