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Is virtual reality suitable for treating addiction?

A decade ago, when Mark Zachary Rosenthal, present associate professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences of Duke University set out to use virtual reality (VR) in helping drug addicts to overcome their cravings, he put them in a simulated crack house. Rosenthal believes cravings is a learned behavior and people can unlearn them by assuming…

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This company provides an AI concierge for its patients

John Kao started Alignment Health five years ago because of the confusion his mother had to undergo after hospitalization. As the admission was due to an urgent heart condition, Kao’s mother had no time to communicate with her primary care doctor. Similarly, the hospital was not told of the kind of medications prescribed to Kao’s…

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Why partnerships are the key to AI medicine’s success

The key lies in data: artificial intelligence feed on data, to learn, to process and eventually, to make sound decisions which mimic those like human. Medical data is not easy to come by and partnering with medical institutions becomes inevitable. However, since there is no centralized electronic medical record (EMR) system at the moment, most…