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AI breast cancer screening ‘not accurate enough to replace humans’

There is not enough evidence yet to allow artificial intelligence based breast cancer detection to be fully integrated into screening services, says a UK study. The analysis of a dozen studies of AI-powered image recognition software for breast cancer screening – published in the British Medical Journal – has found that the technology isn’t yet …

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Can your typing patterns reveal if you have Alzheimer’s?

The neuroQWERTY technology can analyse people’s typing for signs of motor conditions like Parkinson’s disease – and now the team behind it is looking to expand into the notoriously-difficult area of dementia. Teresa Arroyo-Gallego tells us about the science behind the technology and how the team hopes to reshape cognitive screening.  While many disease areas …

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AI device cleared by FDA to spot lesions during colonoscopy

The FDA has approved the first artificial intelligence-powered device that can be used to help identify colorectal lesions during the millions of colonoscopies carried out each year in the US.  Cosmo Pharma’s GI Genius is a hardware and software bundle that overlays the images generated by an endoscope camera with green marker squares – accompanied …

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Genetic screening before prescribing could benefit millions, study finds

Four million UK patients could benefit annually from genetic testing before being prescribed common medicines, according to new research. Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in collaboration with Boots UK and Leiden University analysed 2019 NHS dispensing data across the UK The goal was to see how many patients are started on new …

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Genetic screening before prescribing could benefit millions, study finds

Four million UK patients could benefit annually from genetic testing before being prescribed common medicines, according to new research. Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in collaboration with Boots UK and Leiden University analysed 2019 NHS dispensing data across the UK The goal was to see how many patients are started on new …

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How UCLA Health incorporated telehealth into its triage protocol

In response to the spike in demand for virtual care services amid the Covid-19 pandemic, UCLA Health developed telehealth-specific triage protocols to ensure their patients are getting care through the appropriate medium — whether in person or via a video visit. Here’s how they did it.

Northwell, Conversa Health join forces to provide employers with Covid-19 screening tool

A subsidiary of Northwell Health has collaborated with the virtual care company to offer businesses a Covid-19 screening tool for their workers. The tool helps identify employees who may have been exposed to the new coronavirus or those showing symptoms of the disease and suggests next steps.

Preventive Services Tracker

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires new private health insurance plans to cover many recommended preventive services without any patient cost-sharing. This tracker presents up-to-date information on the adult preventive services nongrandfathered private plans must cover, by condition, including a summary of the recommendation, the target population, the effective date of coverage, and related federal …

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RWJBarnabas Health’s new program aims to identify social barriers to care without stigmatizing patients

The New Jersey-based health system’s culturally nuanced social determinants of health program will screen all patients for social and behavioral factors that impact their health, in the hopes of improving outcomes and encouraging appropriate use of healthcare services.

Smell and taste loss could help identify COVID-19 at airports, say researchers

Smell and taste loss associated with COVID-19 differs from that experienced by patients with common colds or flu, according to researchers who said the symptom could be used to quickly identify coronavirus infections in settings such as airports or emergency departments. The study published in the journal Rhinology, was published as London’s Heathrow Airport unveiled …

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