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Notice: Health Canada’s Approach to Digital Health Technologies

The purpose of this notice is to announce a targeted Health Canada review for digital health technologies.

Digital Health

U.S. FDA approves AI device to detect diabetic eye disease | Reuters

(Reuters) - U.S. health regulators said on Wednesday it will allow sale of the first medical device that uses artificial intelligence (AI) software to detect greater than a mild level of the most common cause of vision loss among more than 30 million Americans living with diabetes.<p>FILE PHOTO: A …

Artificial Intelligence

Walmart in early talks to buy insurer Humana, report says

Walmart has waded into preliminary negotiations on a possible purchase of Louisville-based health insurer, Humana, according a news report.<p>No potential terms were disclosed, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reported Thursday in a story that cited people familiar with the matter.<p>Humana (HUM) shares surged 10% …

Health Care

Artificial Intelligence Will Redesign Healthcare

Artificial intelligence has an unimaginable potential. Within the next couple of years, it will revolutionize every area of our life, including …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple Watch Relieves Cancer Patients of a Major Burden, Study Finds

The Mayo Clinic study has huge implications for the future.<p>If you’re one of those people that still doesn’t take emojis seriously, you might want to …

Apple Watch
Chronic Disease

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Apple Watch adding EKG monitoring feature — Theranos gets $100 million in financing — Accenture and Roche partner to improve tumor board solution

<i>Welcome to Digital Health Briefing, a new morning email providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting the healthcare ecosystem, produced by BI Intelligence.</i><p><i>Have feedback? We'd like to hear from you. Write me at:</i> <i>aaouad@businessinsider</i>.com<p><b>WHY APPLE IS LOOKING TO</b> …

Digital Health
Chronic Disease

Digital transformation: Managing data to transform the NHS

Graham Bennett, director of healthcare, Insource, looks at the wider digital transformation currently being undertaken by the NHS<p>In his keynote …

Why This FDA Approval Could Be a Huge Deal for Apple

The FDA approval for an Apple Watch accessory could be the first step in a long journey that could amount to huge profitability for the iPhone …

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Fitbit data could predict readmission rates — Humana's new digital medication management tool — Interoperability complicates Aurora-Advocate merger

<i>Welcome to Digital Health Briefing, a new morning email providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting the healthcare ecosystem, produced by BI Intelligence.</i><p><i>Have feedback? We'd like to hear from you. Write me at:</i> lbeaver@businessinsider.com<i>.</i><p><b>FITBIT DATA AIDS</b> …

Digital Health

For a dollar, an AI will examine your medical scan

A company called Zebra Medical Vision (Zebra-Med) has unveiled a new service called Zebra AI1 that uses algorithms to examine your medical scans for a dollar each. The deep learning engine can examine CT, MRI and other scans and automatically detect lung, liver, heart and bone diseases. New …

Medical Technology

Healthcare Horizons: Startups And Technologies Poised To Have The Greatest Impact On Healthcare

Healthcare is changing around the world. The very definition of medicine is now up for debate. Across digital health, biotechnology, and the medical …

Digital Health

More transparency needed on precision medicine coverage

A new policy adopted at the 2017 AMA Interim Meeting seeks to facilitate consistent coverage of genetic medicine and more transparency in how …

Patient Engagement through Personalized Consumer Health – GeekWire

As we’ve talked about in previous pieces, the Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) digital strategy is to first deliver a 10x better experience online …

Digital Health

Staying ahead of diseases with personalized healthcare

It’s an all-too-familiar story: having a close family member or friend go through the ordeal of cancer treatment. The typical scenario would include …

Intel Corporation

The future of elderly care is co-created

About the author<p>Ophelie Durand has worked as Policy and Project Officer at AGE Platform Europe since April 2012. She follows urban policies, …

Part 1: Building a common language: why we need a periodic table for technology-supported ageing

March 17, 2017 | Written by: Lilian Myers and Nicola Palmarini<p>Share this post:<p>No matter where we live, most of us, as individuals, believe in quality …

Innovation

Graphene Wearable Could Help Regulate Diabetes

The stretchable patch can monitor blood glucose levels and deliver medication when necessary.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Diabetes

This Doctor Diagnosed His Own Cancer with an iPhone Ultrasound - MIT Technology Review

Every marketer wants the perfect story to tell. But if you’re in medicine, you don’t want it to be about yourself.<p>Earlier this year, vascular surgeon …

Medical Technology

Digital Therapeutics: The Future of Health Care Will Be App-Based

Last month, healthcare startup Omada Health secured a $50 million C round led by major insurer Cigna, which brings the 5-year-old company’s total funding to over $127 million. That kind of nine-figure investment isn’t unusual for a company with the next blockbuster drug or game changing medical …

Digital Health

The Ultimate List of What We Can 3D Print in Medicine And Healthcare!

3D printing has demonstrated huge potential for the future of medicine in the previous years, and its development is unstoppable. Just look at the …

3D Printing

New At-Home DNA Tests Might Help You Lose Weight, Manage Pain, And Ward Off Disease

New, at-home genetic kits mine your DNA for detailed data, including odds of future health problems and suggested personalized workout and nutrition plans. <i>(Transform your health with 365 days of slimming secrets, wellness tips, and motivation—get your 2018</i> Prevention <i>calendar and health planner</i> …

MIT

Introducing Emily — the chatbot that talks about end-of-life.

Today, we introduce Emily™, a chatbot that addresses a huge challenge: Getting people to plan for end of life. It’s the most important conversation …

Predicting Analytics: 3 Big Data Trends in Healthcare

Advancements in <b>Big Data processing tools, data</b> <b>mining</b> <b>and data organization</b> are causing market research firms to predict huge gains in the predictive …

STAT Plus: Precision medicine is rapidly advancing. Precision public health could be next

Rapid advances in personalized medicine have sparked interest in another new idea: precision public health.Essentially, it’s the thought that if …

Medicine
Digital Health