Using an AI-based method, researchers at Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales, developed a clinical prediction model, according to a study published in PLOS One. The model showed it can provide an accurate and reliable prognosis for patients with cardiovascular disease when compared to traditional methods.

Aetna, in collaboration with Apple, launched a new health application to provide users with personalized health goals. Dubbed Attain, the app will be used in partnership with the Apple Watch to track daily activity levels, recommend healthy actions and incentivize actions taken to improve well-being.

IBM, Aetna, Anthem, Health Care Service Corporation and PNC Bank are working together to design and create a blockchain network to improve transparency and interoperability in the healthcare industry, the companies announced.

Scientists at the University of Cambridge are developing a machine learning tool to better predict individuals’ long-term risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD)—specifically, heart attack or stroke. 

Google’s AI tool for diagnosing diabetic retinopathy is having trouble reading images while it's being tested in an Indian hospital, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

Tencent, a Chinese multinational investment holding conglomerate, and Merck KGaA, a German-based pharmaceutical, life sciences and technology company, are collaborating to increase disease awareness and provide more accessible healthcare services via digital platforms in China by leveraging AI and big data.

In order for AI technology to be safely incorporated into diagnostic and clinical decision support (CDS) software, stakeholders must first address its effectiveness and provide additional evidence for its usefulness in the clinical setting, according to Duke researchers.

Though AI continues to make great strides within radiology, some radiologists are still unprepared to educate medical students regarding its usage. This in turn may hinder medical students and trainees from pursuing radiology, according to a new editorial published in Academic Radiology.

Planned Parenthood is now offering an AI-powered, sexual health chatbot designed to reach more young people who visit its website, the organization announced Thursday, Jan. 24.

Productive communication between doctors and patients can be difficult to achieve. However, a team of researchers has proposed several ways in which AI can help.

The development and use of robotic systems in healthcare is expected to surge over the next several years thanks to continuous technological advances, according to a report by BIS Research. The market intelligence firm predicts the global healthcare robotics market will reach $11.4 billion by 2025.

Day Zero Diagnostics has raised $8.6 million in a Series A funding round to further develop a system that uses genome sequencing and machine learning to better diagnose infectious diseases.