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Is it safe to train surgeons with virtual reality?

ovidVR hit the surgical training product market last May with a backpack size Virtual Reality (VR) versions of a complete total knee and total hip arthroplasty. ovidVR aims to complement the traditional cadaver lab, by adding a multi-user co-op mode and performance analytics, which render trainees hyper-realistic surgical opportunities and supervisors giving feedbacks at the…

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Great expectations for machine learning in EHRs

The myriad problems preventing machine learning from acting on the wealth of electronic health records data (EHRs) will one day give way to a fantastic revolution in digital health. Approximately 80% of healthcare data is still unstructured and housed in various silos across different health systems due to complicated regulatory requirements. Data variables are themselves…