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Artificial intelligence health apps improve access to NHS doctors

Leading UK National Health Service (NHS) researchers say AI could handle most routine check-ups, giving doctors more time to focus on quality interactions with patients. Public satisfaction with general practioners (GPs) are at their lowest levels since records began and missed appointments cost the NHS £1 billion in 2017. Vishal Nangalia, a consultant anaesthesiologist at…

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Healthcare data everywhere: the waste problem

Picture: GraceOda Flickr Health data is exploding and threatens to overwhelm our ability to store, analyze and use it. Doctors and patients want actionable information at the point of care that assists them with shared decision making. Health care systems want data that allows them to better manage populations which identifies those at risk for a…

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Data mining aids premature baby care at McMaster Children’s

Critical care for premature babies is now supported by real-time data mining at a Canadian specialist hospital. Yesterday it was announced a data capture platform is live at McMaster Children’s Hospital of Hamilton in Ontario, Canada, which will collect high-resolution data (waveform and numeric) from over 50 critical care beds. Dr. Edward Pugh, a Neonatal Intensivist…

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Why we need CARPA to build the 4th industrial revolution arsenal

Doctors and their patients are joining forces in a pitched battle. There are six technologies that are colliding in sick care. They represent the front lines of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Which side wins will have significant impact on the future of medicine and society. The 4th Industrial Revolution is a mental model created by the leaders of…