Microsoft plans to use AI software to transform healthcare market, launches new dedicated division
Microsoft is setting up a new healthcare department at its Cambridge research facility, as part of plans to use its artificial intelligence software to enter the health market. The computer giant has created the division as part of its commitment to “transform healthcare” using technologies such as machine learning and cloud computing.
Its research plans include monitoring systems that can help keep patients out of hospitals and alert them in a timely manner about problems, and large studies into diseases such as diabetes. Continue reading “Microsoft plans to use AI software to transform healthcare market, launches new dedicated division”
CERN openlab, a unique public-private partnership between CERN and leading ICT companies, is entering a new phase and is expanding to include the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and other public research organisations. Continue reading “EMBL-EBI joins CERN openlab”
Wearables are starting to pop up everywhere in medicine — except, perhaps, actual clinical settings. Even a staid organization like the American Psychiatric Association had some on hand at its 168th (!) annual meeting this week in Toronto, a city very much not American by the most widely used definition. Continue reading “Psychiatry is starting to embrace wearables (VIDEO)”
As attention shines down on fitness trackers and smartwatches, one of the biggest opportunities for wearable devices remains shadowed in the corner — medical wearables.Medical wearables present colossal opportunities, but they tend to frighten entrepreneurs and elicit polarizing sentiments from investors. Continue reading “How Wearable Startups Can Win Big In The Medical Industry”
Europe: The Netherlands has been judged to have the best healthcare system in Europe, according to the annual Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI). Continue reading “The Netherlands has best healthcare in Europe”
The global knee implant market is being revolutionised by technology from Massachusetts-based medical device company, ConforMIS, creating 3D printed knee implants. Continue reading “Global knee implant market revolutionised by ConforMIS 3D printed knee replacements”
In the 21st century, doctors need to be well versed in the basics of IT, just as much as they are with medicine. Such an integral part of the modern healthcare system is technology, and increasingly making a difference to patient-care in the field of diagnosis, investigations, treatment, documentation, retrieval of information and other numerous services. Continue reading “Tech can make healthcare affordable and accessible”
Portable, cheap, and high-quality ultrasound could make medicine’s most commonly used imaging technique accessible to more people. A scanner the size of an iPhone that you could hold up to a person’s chest and see a vivid, moving, 3-D image of what’s inside is being developed by entrepreneur Jonathan Rothberg. Continue reading “Entrepreneur Sees Path to Disrupt Medical Imaging”
Though 2015 will begin to show the U.S. health industry as a “true market” a new report indicates consumers remain concerned about medical technology and the security of their health information and data. Continue reading “80 Percent Of Patients Worry About Health Data Security”
There was a time – almost forgotten now – when your phone was something you simply made calls on. These days you’ve got more computing power in your pocket than was available to astronauts on the Apollo 8 as it headed for the moon in 1969. Among the many things your phone can do, apparently, is look after your health.
Continue reading “Health tech: When does an app need regulating?”