Connected Care

Dermatology researchers have mined Reddit discussion forums with natural language processing and come away with some surprising insights into patients’ at-home skin treatments for conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis.

Following its search engine-based entry into algorithmic suicide prevention this past spring, the Trevor Project is fine-tuning Google’s AI technology by training algorithms on both initial conversations with counselors and the counselors’ post-session risk assessments.

Uber Health, the healthcare subsidiary of rideshare company Uber, has granted access of its American fleet to a blockchain startup. The relationship establishes blockchain and cryptocurrency in the healthcare space.

If it’s to progress from capturing the public’s imagination to earning widespread clinical implementation, healthcare AI has a long road to travel.  

An Irish AI startup whose investors have already raised $65 million is pledging to deliver a breakthrough natural food additive by the end of this year and four more by 2021.

Only one-fifth of consumers would trust healthcare advice from AI-generated communications, according to a recent poll.

Following total hip replacement, patients are well-served with AI-powered biofeedback that helps them rehab safely and effectively at home with occasional monitoring by a remote physical therapist.

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.

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.

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.