Connected Care

A pilot that aims to study the use of blockchain-enabled data technology to track and verify specialty prescription drugs has been approved by the FDA.

The boom in the emergence of AI and other innovative technologies in the healthcare space comes with a new risk: the expense of human contact.

Blockchain technology is already expected to have a major impact in the healthcare space, and the wearables sector could do with an injection of the technology, as well, writes Lucas Mearian for ComputerWorld.

If AI is to find a foothold across the worldwide healthcare ecosystem, it will need to rest on research into how it may affect the emerging realm of participatory medicine.

Safeway stores in Arizona are opening health clinics that combine AI, augmented reality and telemedicine to offer grocery shoppers a convenient way to be seen for illnesses and injuries.  

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.