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Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have found digital pills could monitor opioid use after surgery, according to a study published in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first digital pill with an ingestion tracking system to tell physicians whether patients have taken their medication.

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania believe reviewing the social media of patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could lead to the formation of improved treatments. Findings were published in the Journal of Attention Disorders.

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have developed a mathematical model capable of predicting how cancer patients will react to certain immunotherapies. Findings are explained in a study published in Nature.

As the number of individuals with type 2 diabetes increases, researchers search for a way to prevent or slow the progression of diabetes in at-risk patients. According to a study published in JMIR Diabetes, an artificial intelligence (AI) coaching platform could improve habits to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

 

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TeleHealth Services improve patient engagement with AI virtual health coach

TeleHealth Services have launched iCare Navigator, a platform that uses a virtual health coach, driven by artificial intelligence (AI), to increase patient engagement in the care continuum.

Data governance is on the rise, but still faces barriers

Dimensional Insight, developers of business intelligence solutions, has released a survey on current data governance within hospitals in America. The survey includes responses from CIOs and CMIOs in an overview of current data governance initiatives with an eye toward the future of implementation.

Phone calls more effective to remind people of colon cancer screening

Phone calls are significantly more effective than text messages and letters at reminding patients about cancer screenings, according to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

28% use internet, mobile apps as primary sources of health information

American consumers are becoming increasingly dependent on technology for self-care, care information and communication with providers, according to a UnitedHealthcare's 2017 Consumer Sentiment Survey.

Google AI has IQ of 47, about that of 1st-grader

Artificial intelligence (AI) has a long way to go before taking on first graders, according to a report published in Annals of Data Science. The report aims to unite AI and human characteristics to improve overall knowledge of AI.

Machine learning can expedite diagnosis of colorectal cancer

A machine learning tool could help physicians in predicting the onset of colorectal cancer as much as a year before the cancer progresses, according to a study published in Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 

VR tours of ORs reduce anxiety in pediatric patients

Providing pediatric patients with a virtual reality (VR) tour of the operating room (OR) before receiving anesthesia could reduce preoperative anxiety, according to a study published in British Journal of Surgery.

Surgeons complete microsurgery with 'robot hands'

Surgeons from Maastricht University Medical Center have successfully completed the first super-microsurgical procedure using 'robot hands.'

1 in 5 Americans reports experiencing medical errors

Roughly 21 percent of adults in America have personally experienced medical errors, according to a national survey conducted by the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute and NORC at the University of Chicago.

Inspectors could reduce medical device recall rates by 20%

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could reduce the amount of recalled medical devices by 20 percent by placing product inspectors on a rotating schedule, according to a study published in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

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