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A junior doctor in the U.K. is driving the development of a smartphone app that lets healthcare providers jettison their legacy pagers to communicate just as quickly but much more thoroughly and productively.

More adults are utilizing voice assistant devices powered by AI to help with their medication management, but not all devices are the same. According to new research published in Nature, Google Assistant outpaces its peers, including Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri voice assistants.

A multidisciplinary task force of 14 European AI experts has come up with a set of broad guidelines for anyone using the technology to analyze big data in healthcare.

The Financial Times of London is calling for caution—along with standardized and modernized regulation—around AI in healthcare.

AI in healthcare and wearables are buzzy words in the sector, but not all patients are on board with injecting biometric monitoring devices (BMDs) into their daily lives. And that non-acceptance could prove problematic for the future of these devices and other AI-based tools, according to a recent study from French researchers with Université Paris Descartes.

Health officials south of the border may soon be able to fight a nasty disease using just their smartphones and an AI tool for reverse image searches.

A European university with deep historic roots is now home to an AI research center whose areas of concentration include healthcare.

A Berlin-based startup whose mobile health app uses AI to help people manage chronic digestive problems has raised $7 million in Series A funding. The company intends to spend the bulk of the money getting the app in the hands of gastrointestinal patients in the U.S.

A Harvard Law School professor is warning that AI may be hazardous to the health of U.S. healthcare.

Researchers have developed an algorithm to help assess the response of Parkinson’s patients to medication while clinicians are at work and the patients are typing on personal computers in their homes.

Researchers have demonstrated two machine-learning techniques that, when combined to analyze social-media posts, can boost early detection of clinical depression by 10% over the current state of the art.

IBM, along with KPMG, Merck and Walmart have been selected by the FDA to participate in a blockchain project that aims to improve the drug supply chain.