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Current Health, an AI-powered wearable device for patient monitoring, has received class II clearance from the FDA for hospital care.

A National Health Service (NHS) hospital trust in the United Kingdom reduced home visits by using an AI-enabled wearable platform to remotely monitor patients recently released from the hospital, according to a case study.

AI for image analysis is predicted to be the top digital health technology for 2019 based on a survey of healthcare professionals, according to Forbes.

A patent application filed by Google indicates that the company is looking to develop an electronic health records (EHR) system that uses AI to predict a patient’s future medical events.

As healthcare continues to shift toward automation and AI, a new report from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program suggests a need for changes in both education and workplace culture for individuals to cope with the transition. 

Researchers with MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab are working to develop an algorithm that can automatically “debias” data for AI models—an issue that has plagued the technology amid its growing prevalence in the medical field.

An AI-based platform that prepares patients for total joint replacement surgery was associated with shorter hospital stays, according to a study published in the Annals of Translational Medicine.

Russian researchers and radiologists have developed AI software that can distinguish and subsequently mark lung cancers on a CT scan within 20 seconds. 

The United Nations (UN) is predicting several industries will see a wave of AI-based products and apps in the near future, after its latest report revealed more than 340,000 AI-related patent applications have been filed since the technology emerged in the 1950s.

M*Modal announced its conversational AI platform earned distinction for “delivering the broadest clinical, financial and operational impact on healthcare organizations” as part of the Best in KLAS: Software and Services report.

With AI becoming more prevalent in medical practice, Dhruv Khullar, MD, a physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, detailed how AI is a contributor to the worsening of health disparities in a New York Times opinion piece.

HealthONE, a Colorado healthcare system, has developed virtual technology that helps reduce patient falls at the hospital, according to a report by KDVR.