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Artificial intelligence may help stop the “downward spiral in productivity” in the healthcare system that has been plagued by labor-intensive, inefficient administrative tasks, according to an article in the Harvard Business Review.

Before healthcare providers go all-in with machine learning, the technology needs to align with safety and ethical standards, according to a recent perspective published in PLOS Medicine.

The Duke University Pratt School of Engineering in Durham, North Carolina, has announced the launch of the Sherry and John Woo Center for Big Data and Precision Health. The center will support machine learning and data research projects and opportunities for Duke faculty and students globally.

There’s an ongoing debate about changing the name of AI’s most prominent conference that some say contribute to the field’s diversity issues and inspires sexual jokes, according to a report by Wired.

Eight people will be honored during this year’s American Medical Informatics Association annual symposium after winning the organization’s awards that recognize significant contributions in the field of informatics.

Researchers associated with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will have more resources to access and analyze data thanks to a new partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Blockchain isn't just a buzzword in the healthcare industry. Nearly half (49 percent) of executives are developing, piloting or implementing blockchain projects within their healthcare companies, according to a survey by the PwC Health Research Institute.

Data and analytics were named the top challenge healthcare executives expect their organizations to face next year.

Nearly 70 cataract patients are partially blind after receiving a knockoff version of a drug, according to a report by BuzzFeed News.

On Monday, Sept. 17, Indianapolis-based TriMedx announced plans to buy the healthcare technologies division of Aramark Corporation for $300 million. The two companies have signed a definitive agreement and expect the transaction to be completed by the end of the year.

Cigna is launching a venture fund that will be dedicated to investing in companies with innovative and transformative plans for healthcare.

The state of Connecticut was recently awarded a $12.2 million grant to help support its effort to create a statewide health information exchange.