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Migrants and refugees flooding into Europe have presented European leaders and policymakers with their greatest challenge since the debt crisis. The International Organization for Migration calls Europe the most dangerous destination for irregular migration in the world, and the...
Health application developer Clarigent Health is teaming up with The Children’s Home of Cincinnati to complete a pilot study using Clarigent’s artificial intelligence powered mobile decision support app. The platform works by analyzing linguistic and vocal characteristics of sessions...
Some of the biggest names in healthcare and life sciences have signed on to a new blockchain initiative meant to smooth the efficiency of healthcare contracting. WHY IT MATTERSAmerisourceBergen, Pfizer, Premier, and McKesson are participating in the MediLedger Project...
Visions of better healthcare for everyone versus apocalyptic predictions of dehumanised medicine. How can we prevent the dream of digitalisation for people’s good from turning into a threat or pure unrealistic futurology?  Can pervasive technology become invasive? Could AI...
Health secretary Matt Hancock recently gave backing to a newspaper campaign calling for CCTV to be made compulsory in elderly care homes. But privacy concerns have been raised by regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) around using surveillance in a...
eHealth NSW in Australia has announced that it will be working with a number of industry partners to enhance the safety and quality of patient care, with clinicians at one of the state’s major rural hospitals harnessing the...
Before and after surgery, most patients must serve as the ‘general contractors’ of their own care: Managing appointments, following directions, remembering instructions and more. THE PROBLEM Even when everything goes well, it can be a stressful experience. When things do...
UC San Francisco and the Doctors Company are collaborating on a new $1 million initiative to explore how artificial intelligence can improve care delivery and patient safety. WHY IT MATTERSThe Doctors Company, a physician-run provider of medical malpractice insurance,...
Since 2013, German pharma company Bayer has been supporting young startups in the digital health sector under the "G4A" label. But now, the G4A funding programmes are being consolidated, according to a press release from the company. This will increase the possibilities...
The two top uses cases for analytics in healthcare are financial and care quality measures, according to a Dimensional Insight report.   Healthcare IT News sister company HIMSS Analytics conducted the survey. WHAT THE DATA SAYS Among the 110 senior healthcare...

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