Connected Care

Working with SRI International, the California tech lab that gave the world Siri, mental-health specialists at NYU Langone have developed an AI-based tool that uses voice analysis to diagnose posttraumatic stress disorder—potentially via telemedicine.

The FDA granted GE Healthcare’s Deep Learning Image Reconstruction (DLIR) platform 501(k) clearance April 18, marking the first time the agency has approved a deep learning-based CT image reconstruction technology.

The field of AI is currently at the center of a far-reaching diversity crisis, according to a report issued this April.

Canadian health tech company DIAGNOS announced April 16 it would be supplying the AI for Saudi Arabia’s first hypertensive retinopathy screening clinic.

More than ever, Americans are avoiding the expense of doctors' visits and turning instead to the internet, where online symptom checkers (OSCs) like WebMD attempt—oftentimes incorrectly—to diagnose patients based on a series of questions.

As a nationwide opioid crisis continues to consume the U.S., one pharmacist suggests we take advantage of recent advances in health tech—namely AI—to fight rising death rates and falling life expectancies.

Google has opened its first African-based AI lab in Accra, Ghana, CNN reported April 15.

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a method for streamlining electronic medical record (EMR) data entry using convolutional neural networks (CNNs) and transfer learning, according to a paper published April 12 in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.

An AI agent developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology automatically generates natural language explanations in real-time to explain the motivations behind its actions, ideally allowing those who aren’t experts in the field to interact with AI tools more confidently.

Omega Medical Imaging’s FluoroShield gained FDA clearance this month, becoming the first AI-enabled radiation reduction technology to hit the market.

 

AI is poised to make a sizable impact on healthcare this year, but we’ll likely see the greatest dent in the areas of medical imaging, diagnostics and suicide risk prediction, according to data presented at the Partners HealthCare World Medical Innovation Forum in Boston.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker issued a piece of cautionary advice to healthcare executives April 8, urging them to take the recent rise of AI with a grain of salt, the Boston Business Journal reported.