Tag: health care

Google’s AI system can grade prostate cancer cells with 70% accuracy

Approximately one in nine men in the U.S. will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute, and more than 2.9 million patients diagnosed with it at some point are still alive today. And from a treatment perspective, it tends to be problematic — prostate cancer is frequently non-aggressive, making it difficult […]

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High Stakes, Entrenched Interests And The Trump Rollback Of Environmental Regulations

By Julie Appleby, Senior Correspondent at Kaiser Health News. Before joining KHN, Julie spent 10 years covering the health industry and policy at USA TODAY. She also worked at the San Francisco Chronicle, The Financial Times in London and the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, California. She serves on the board of the Association […]

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Researchers develop AI that estimates acute kidney injury risk from clinical notes

Acute kidney injury (AKI) — a condition in which the kidneys suddenly fail to filter waste from the blood — can devastate the renal system of critically ill patients. The mortality rate can approach 89 percent if it progresses beyond stage 2 (AKI is categorized into three stages). And if AKI develops after major abdominal surgery, the risk […]

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Former Health Insurance Executive Debunks Trump Attacks on Single Payer

Yves here. This Real News Network interview with former Cigna executive Wendell Potter, who among other things now heads Tarbell.org, a site that investigates money in politics, provided a point-by-point takedown of the factually-challenged criticisms Trump has made of single payer. The fact that this rebuttal comes from a former health industry insider may make […]

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A Nurse Aims to Heal More Residents of Rural Georgia—But This Time From the State Legislature

Joyce Barlow, candidate for Georgia state house District 151, in Leary, Ga., on Sunday Nov. 4, 2018 Photo: Terrell Jermaine Starr LEARY, Ga.—Joyce Barlow had barely warmed her pew seat at Mt. Zion Baptist Church before having to deal with health scares affecting two members of the congregation. She had just delivered her campaign speech […]

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Paul Ryan Wrote His Own Obituary, and It’s Delusional

Ever since he announced his retirement in April, Speaker Paul Ryan has largely avoided the limelight, emerging now and then to repel another far-right rebellion in the House or gently criticize President Donald Trump over the latest outrage (such as opposing birthright citizenship). Mostly, Ryan has tried to steer clear of Trump, with whom he […]

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Market Failure in Kidney Exchange

Jerri-Lynn here: This post examines US data and finds that the majority of kidney exchanges continue to be performed within hospitals– a fragmented market situation that imposes a large efficiency cost. I wonder whether the authors are missing some details about  why this is the case. These might include doctors not trusting the transportation arrangements […]

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Doc.ai acquires Crestle.ai to help physicians join the AI revolution

Doc.ai, a company that wants to pay people in cryptocurrency to sharing their medical data with data scientists making predictive AI models, has acquired Crestle.ai, a platform for quick AI deployment. Doc.ai plans to pair Crestle with training for people in health care so that more physicians and medical practitioners can make predictive AI based […]

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98point6 raises $50 million for AI virtual doctor visits

Sometimes going to the doctor is easier said than done — and often because of circumstances beyond any one person’s control. In New York, Boston, Seattle, Houston, San Diego, and 10 other major cities across the U.S., the average wait time to see a cardiologist for a non-emergency issue is six days or longer, while an […]

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Trump Adds A Global Pricing Plan To Wide Attack On Drug Prices, But Doubts Persist

By Sarah Jane Tribble, Senior Correspondent at Kaiser Health News, who previously worked for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer and Cleveland’s NPR and PBS affiliate. Originally published at Kaiser Health News President Donald Trump’s new pledge to crack down on “the global freeloading” in prescription drugs had a sense of déjà vu. […]

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Is the Democratic Party Progressive Enough for Muslims?

The relationship between American Muslims and the Democratic Party is often described as a marriage of convenience. One of the best illustrations of this was the appearance of Khizr and Ghazala Khan at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The Khans, parents of a U.S. Army captain killed in the Iraq War, didn’t exactly fit the […]

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PatientSphere uses AI and blockchain to personalize treatment plans

Artificial intelligence (AI) can — and already has — improved the health outcomes of patients around the globe. Google earlier this month achieved 99 percent accuracy in metastatic breast care detection with an AI system, and Nvidia recently debuted a model that generates synthetic scans of brain cancer from whole cloth. Most deployments so far […]

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Nvidia partners with Scripps to investigate the role of AI in genomics processing and analysis

Nvidia and Scripps Research Translational Institute — a nonprofit research organization — are teaming up to develop genomics processing and analysis tools guided by artificial intelligence (AI). In the course of a partnership announced today, Nvidia data scientists will colocate with Scripps genomics experts and bioinformaticists to study health care problems “end to end.” “It’s an extraordinary time […]

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University of Central Florida’s AI finds early lung cancer with up to 97% sensitivity

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women worldwide, according to the American Cancer Society. Each year, more people — about 154,000 — die of lung cancer than from colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined, and the lifetime risk of developing lung cancer is as high as 1 in 15. […]

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The Democrats’ Incredible Shrinking Message

In the summer of 2017, when the midterm elections were more than a year away but already on everyone’s mind, Democrats seemed to have an embarrassment of riches. President Donald Trump was historically unpopular and engulfed in myriad scandals, from the tawdry (an alleged affair with a porn star, covered up with campaign funds) to […]

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Deep Lens raises $3.2 million for AI cloud pathology platform

Dave Billiter, an Ohio native and graduate of Ohio Northern University and Columbus Southern University, joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2004, where he led the health system’s informatics efforts. There, he oversaw the creation of a digital pathology suite that has since been used by clinicians at 65 institutions in eight countries. And if all goes […]

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Medicare Advantage Plans Shift Their Financial Risk To Doctors; Do Patients Win or Lose?

By Phil Galewitz, a Kaiser Health News Senior Correspondent and a former board member of the Association of Health Care Journalists. He previously wrote for The Palm Beach Post, Associated Press and The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. Originally published at Kaiser Health News STUART, Fla. — Dr. Christopher Rao jumped out of his office chair. […]

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Tencent partners with Medopad to improve Parkinson’s disease treatment with AI

Roughly 600,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Parkinson’s every year, contributing to the more than 10 million people worldwide already living with the neurodegenerative disease. Early detection can result in significantly better treatment outcomes, but it’s notoriously difficult to test for Parkinson’s — in fact, no such exam exists. But Tencent and health […]

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