Connected Care

An AI-powered intervention supported by Google Glass reinforced facial engagement and emotion recognition in a study of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), suggesting the digital approach might be a viable way to support those patients without spending five figures on conventional therapy.  

Smart speakers—devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home—are reframing the way physicians work in the operating room, allowing for hands-free communication that could cut time and risk, according to research presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting in Austin, Texas.

Radiology patients are confident artificial intelligence will improve healthcare workflow and efficiency, but they’re skeptical of the tech itself and remain unsure of how AI will factor into the patient experience, according to a study published online March 14 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Artificial intelligence shows great promise in recognizing patterns, liberating physicians from keyboards and predicting outcomes, but where does it fall short? Medical guru Eric Topol does a deep dive into those topics and many more in his new book, Deep Medicine.

A 14-week health technology “sprint” sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau and coordinated by HHS has produced an AI tool that developers claim could revolutionize the way researchers match cancer patients with clinical trials.

The rapid advancement of AI technologies has left the medical community in a state of flux, unsure of where to direct their efforts to deliver the best, most effective care. But to one dean the answer is simple: prioritize patients.

A collaboration between Boston-based pharmaceutical startup Berg and French company Sanofi could one day result in more precise flu vaccines and even personalized shots tailored to individuals’ unique immune systems, Time reported March 5.

Amazon has extended a grant valued at $2 million to Harvard Medical School so the medical giant can experiment with machine learning and AI to streamline their clinical workflow, Bloomberg reported March 4.

Arizona-based telehealth company Akos has opened five additional AI-powered health clinics at Phoenix-area grocery stores in a continued push to provide better access to healthcare, the company recently announced.

In a quest to make hospital rooms more intelligent and convenient, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is piloting Aiva—an Alexa-powered platform that allows patients to interact hands-free with hospital staff and control their in-room entertainment.

Apple could look to prioritize its AI efforts as iPhone sales decrease and the company seeks other growth areas, according to a recent report by CNBC.

Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a new AI-based app, MyPath, that adapts to each stage of a patient’s cancer journey with personalized resources and recommendations on everything from side effects to insurance and more.