Healthcare

Advancing medical imaging research with deep learning

With the rise of connected healthcare, medical data is proliferating at an exponential rate. Sources such as electronic health record (EHR) systems, clinical trials, genetic sequencing, research studies and radiologic imaging all generate useful data, but the sheer volume has the potential to overwhelm physicians hoping to better serve their patients. Recent gains in computing […]

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Improving health care with connected analytics technology

At ZSL, a global technology integrator and solution provider with 20 years of experience, we’ve observed two trends that are transforming healthcare today: data analytics and connected health. Most healthcare firms have collected volumes of data from varied sources. We often help them with data integration, transmission, security and analysis to make sense of it. […]

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Improving hospital bed management with AI

My company, Glintt, based in Portugal, is an IT solutions integrator with deep healthcare expertise. We regularly develop solutions that can reduce healthcare costs, increase efficiencies and improve the patient experience. Working with IBM, we recently developed WiseWard, a solution that helps achieve these goals using predictive analytics. The solution helps streamline hospital bed assignment […]

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How Watson technology can help with addiction care

I’d like to share a story about an innovative solution my company, Dimensions Recovery Centers, is developing in collaboration with IBM Watson Health. Using Watson Care Manager, which is a cloud-based solution, our project is the first to apply artificial intelligence (AI) powered analytics to treating people caught up in the growing addiction epidemic. Now […]

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Healthy aging with help from high-tech AI and IoT

People are living longer, driving the percentage of those over 65 to unprecedented highs. Today, 8.5 percent of people worldwide are aged 65 and over; this will double to nearly 17 percent by 2050. With this coming age wave, there will not be enough resources to continue with current caregiving models. Higher costs and a […]

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Embracing AI to help doctors develop communities of care

Some years ago I had an experience that many people can identify with. I needed to see my primary care doctor for an issue I considered urgent but didn’t want to wait three to four weeks to get an appointment. The way I see it — you can remain part of the problem or try […]

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Can digital roadmaps offer higher quality patient care?

If you or a loved one has ever had a serious medical condition, you’ve likely felt that our healthcare system can be quite fragmented, confusing, and at times frustrating. All too frequently, patients are forced to wait 45 to 90 minutes in a medical office, only to spend a few minutes with their clinician, who […]

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AI and cloud technology help fight opioid addiction

Fighting the opioid epidemic is my mission. More than 115 Americans die each day from opioid overdose. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—which includes prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids—is a serious crisis in the United States and beyond, affecting public health, societal well-being and economic welfare. According to the U.S. Centers for […]

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Revolutionizing drug research for Parkinson’s with AI

At the age of 50 I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease—a chronic, neurodegenerative movement disorder for which there is no cure. Globally, roughly ten million people are affected by Parkinson’s. The mainstay symptomatic therapy, L-DOPA, is more than 50 years old. While L-DOPA is effective at reducing the symptoms of Parkinson’s for a few years, […]

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