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Healthcare | The Next Web

A report published in the International Journal of Health Geographics has medicine pegged to be the first industry completely revolutionized by the blockchain — but it won’t be easy. After analyizing 40 papers from the PubMed journal, researchers noticed a continued and growing interest from the health-care research and medical sector in developing blockchain solutions to… Read more »

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Healthcare | CIO

Imagine having the ability to detect cancerous tissue within 10 seconds via a pen-shaped device, or the ability to receive an organ donation on-demand via a 3D printer. These scenarios are becoming a reality, as the front end of healthcare technology brims with possibility. However, a dichotomy exists in the healthcare industry. Hidden below the… Read more »

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Healthcare | NetworkWorld

With budgets and resources becoming ever tighter, the healthcare industry, in common with many others, is undergoing a significant digital transformation. Advances in digital technology are proving to be a great benefit, enabling healthcare providers to do more with less. The ability to securely access patients’ Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and their diagnostic test results… Read more »

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Healthcare | Digital Journal

Healthcare technology has a general problem with a lack of interoperability. As a result, patients and their caregivers face expensive consequences, such as hospital readmissions. The Chicago-based health-care incubator MATTER Health is challenging this. MATTER Health is bringing innovators together to end frustrating data silos. As an example, two of its members recently solved a… Read more »

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Healthcare | IT Pro

Fitbit has announced plans to use Google’s Cloud Healthcare API to better connect user data with medical records, in a bid to provide enhanced levels of personalized patient care while at the same time broadening its own reach in the digital health and wearables space.  The wearable fitness tracker manufacturer hopes to connect its devices to the… Read more »

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Healthcare | MedCity News

In a new wrinkle for the integration of artificial intelligence in health care, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted health-tech business IDx permission to market the first autonomous, AI-based diagnostic system. IDx-DR is designed to automate the detection of diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes, and is intended to be used by primary… Read more »

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