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Researches from the University of Birmingham and University of Edinburgh have cut the number of liver biopsies performed on patients with fatty liver in half by using a non-invasive digital image scan. Findings were published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

Measurements taken from projected 3D holographic models were able to match “gold standard” measurements in accuracy, according to a study set to be presented at the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting.

Smart glasses could be a feasible tool in detecting concussions and improving critical decision making, according to a study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth.

A genetic ancestry test was more accurate than conventional self-reports of race, cultural identity or ethnicity at identifying patients at risk for bleeding stoke. Findings were presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2018.

An emergency department (ED)-based transitional care nurse (TCN) program, focusing on geriatric care, was able to reduce the number of unnecessary hospitalizations by 33 percent. Findings were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.


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High-tech prosthetic knees could reduce medical cost of a fall

Mayo Clinic researchers found the type of prosthetic knee used in patients has dramatically different effects on medical costs associated with falls, according to a study published in Prosthetics and Orthotics International.

Surgeons complete first 3D-printed titanium and polymer sternum implant

American surgeons have completed the replacement of a patient’s sternum and partial ribcage using a custom 3D-printed titanium and polymer implant. The technology has only been used once before to print a composition sternum and ribcage.

Wellpepper wins $125K, first prize in Amazon Alexa Diabetes Challenge

The Alexa Diabetes Challenge, a competition searching for innovators to develop a type 2 diabetes care platform utilizing the Amazon voice-enabled device, has awarded a grand prize of $125,000 to Wellpepper and its Sugarpod concept. The Challenge was sponsored by Merck & Co., supported by Amazon Web Services and run by Luminary Labs.

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.