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Troops getting ready to deploy.

Photo by Luke Sharrett, Getty Images

By Lynne Minion August 22, 2018
Brisbane, Australia-based ResApp has signed a deal to join in the development of mobile applications that will help determine the mission-readiness of American military personnel. ResApp, which creates smartphone apps for the diagnosis and management of respiratory diseases, has announced a partnership with aerospace giant Lockheed Martin to join the US Government’s Warfighter Analytics using...

Babylon’s smartphone app.

By Tonya Stewart August 22, 2018
The roll out of a controversial smartphone app in Birmingham — the UK’s second largest city — is still being blocked this week despite the publication of a report that shows that the software “advances equality of access to GP services.” The GP at Hand app claims to reduce pressure on primary care and hospitals, yet is being blocked from expanding in the city following concerns about patient...
By Mike Miliard August 22, 2018
Patient-mediated exchange has been championed more and more recently as one potential answer to the long-vexing problem of interoperability. A recent report from RAND supports that idea, and shows how the smartphones in our pockets could also be a boon for more accurate patient matching across providers. Patient matching is a huge challenge. Earlier this year, a who's-who of healthcare industry...
Health 2.0 2017.
By Susan Morse August 21, 2018
Insurers have historically looked at claims data to determine a member's health needs. Technology has made that rear-view mirror approach no longer good enough, according to Jonna Kurucz, vice president of sales for Anthem. Instead of looking back, Anthem has employed a digital solutions platform that allows the insurer to get healthcare information that's not yet in the patient record. For...
By Dave Muoio August 20, 2018
A recent small study published in Nature’s Translational Psychiatry journal observed a change in the brain networking and behavior of boys receiving a video game-based treatment for ADHD. Conducted in Singapore, the study was conducted as part of a larger controlled investigation of boys with ADHD. It compared an intervention group of 18 participants (mean age 9 years) to a control arm of 11...
Exterior photo of MIT's CSAIL institute in Stata Center in Boston

MIT's CSAIL institute is located in the Stata Center. Credit: Google Maps

By Mike Miliard August 20, 2018
ReMix, a new technology in the works at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, seeks to make progress toward a new paradigm of treatment – one that's less reliant on endoscopy and surgery, but instead relies on sensors and what scientists call an "in-body GPS" to help make diagnoses and guide drug administration. The goal, researchers said, is a new approach to patient...

NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology chair Dr. Michael Recht; Dr. Daniel Sodickson, vice chair for research and director of the Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research, and Dr. Yvonne Lui, associate chair of artificial intelligence, watch an MRI exam take place with a technician at NYU Langone Health in August 2018.

By Jonah Comstock August 20, 2018
The Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research group (FAIR) has teamed up with the NYU School of Medicine on a new project that could make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans 10 times faster. "MRI scanners provide doctors and patients with images that typically show a greater level of detail related to soft tissues — such as organs and blood vessels — than is captured by other forms of medical...
By Dave Muoio August 17, 2018
Deborah Kilpatrick has spent some time on the cutting edge of the healthcare industry — her decade-spanning career has included a director position at Guidant Corporation’s vascular intervention accelerator (now part of Boston Scientific) and the chief commercial officer role at genomic diagnostic company CardioDx. Now serving as the CEO of Evidation Health, a company investigating how everyday...
​Robotic technology used to smooth the distribution process.

Robotic technology used to smooth the distribution process at the new pharmacy; source: Now Healthcare Group

By Leontina Postelnicu August 17, 2018
Now Healthcare Group has set its sights on global expansion after opening a £1.5m tele-pharmacy that will create 30 new jobs in Liverpool. The new ‘super-hub’, which uses robotic technology to streamline the distribution process, is reportedly set to dispense around half a million prescriptions every month, providing support for people living with chronic conditions through the AI-powered Now...
By Dave Muoio August 17, 2018
Healthy Interactions, a population health company that offers both digital and in-person programs for chronic disease management and education, and Merck have launched a diabetes management and engagement platform designed to support in-person counseling programs. The map4health platform — which was debuted today at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Conference in Baltimore —...