Researchers with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) have used facial recognition software to diagnose rare genetic diseases in African, Asian and Latin American populations with 96.6 percent accuracy.

You can count Michael Marino, DO, MBA, chief of information security (IS) operations and clinical systems at St. Joseph Health, among the critics on what health IT vendors are offering to hospitals and health systems, comparing them to using old flip phones that debuted in the late 1990s. 

For pregnant women, predictive medicine may provide guidance in identifying their risks of developing postpartum depression. Published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, a recent study tested the effectiveness of clinical interviews in pinpointing those at elevated risk of depression after birth.

Having a sick child is stressful for any parent—with many of them seeking medical advice as soon as possible. The annual C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll examined the approaches parents take to get medical advice quickly and safely for their children. 

Included in President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 is a big increase in what the medical device and pharmaceutical industries would pay the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to cover the costs of reviewing their products.