The power of AI in medicine has come to light in Alabama, where an 11-year-old in medical peril had the good fortune to have a dad who’s an AI-specialized computer programmer working in healthcare.

Researchers and data scientists at IBM have developed three novel algorithms aimed at uncovering the underlying biological processes that cause tumors to form and grow.

Healthcare organizations and providers are facing more pressures than ever, from regulatory strains to financial squeezes. Blockchain is one area that can act as a major time and cost saver for healthcare organizations, according to a recent report from JPMorgan Chase.

Walgreens store associates and managers across the U.S. will soon be equipped with small, AI-powered devices that will allow them to remain “heads-up and hands-free” while communicating among themselves to help customers.

Combining ultrasensitive motion detectors with thermal sound-emitting technology, scientists in China have come up with an “artificial throat” that could enable speech in people with damaged or nonfunctioning vocal cords.  

AI in healthcare is advancing many areas of care and diagnosis, but it is also helping predict the clinical risk and severity of malaria.

A recent survey by the IoT research firm Parks Associates showed that almost half of U.S. households with broadband connectivity have a digital health device. And there’s someone in 80% of those homes who appreciates device-based help in managing one health challenge or another.

Compared with standard statistical reviews of process-control charts, AI analysis of data routinely captured by hospitals monitoring handwashing compliance can provide highly targeted and actionable feedback to individual healthcare workers.

Medical-device giant Medtronic is partnering with to offer stroke centers capabilities for automatically flagging large vessel occlusions while the patient is still on the bed of a CT scanner.

Siemens Healthineers and the University of Missouri System have teamed up to launch a new initiative to transform healthcare delivery with precision medicine with its Alliance for Precision Health. The alliance will focus on cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease and more.

A convolutional neural network (CNN) has beaten a team of 11 pathologists at diagnosing melanoma.

Combining machine learning with statistical modeling, researchers have analyzed tweets to figure out who’s doing more to keep fit—men or women—along with exactly how the sexes are exercising and approximately where they live.