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A.I. in healthcare: Risks abound, but so do rewards

Perhaps one of the biggest beneficiaries of modern technology is the field of medicine. However, now that we are in the age of artificial intelligence, how will it affect the healthcare industry?

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Blockchain can help secure medical devices, improve patient privacy

If implemented properly, blockchain can help secure medical devices and improve patient privacy, according to a top security pro at Partners Healthcare.

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3D-printed partial liver transplants targeted for 2020

A U.S. company that 3D prints liver and kidney tissue for pharmaceutical testing expects to commercialize a process for printing portions of specific livers that could extend the lives of patients waiting for a transplant.

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Digital health is a marriage of medical entrepreneurs and tech superstars

It isn't enough to have a team of tech savants or one made up of strictly businesspeople with digital health experience. Knowledge of U.S. healthcare rules, provider dynamics, policy framework and the nuances of tech all play a role...

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Apple vs. Microsoft 3.0: The quest for electronic medical record supremacy?

EMR is in desperate need of a standard. Should Apple or Microsoft come to the rescue?

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VA hospitals adopt 3D printers to create custom prostheses

Stratasys is donating a 3D printer to five Veterans Affairs hospitals to enable the development of custom orthotics, prostheses and anatomical models.

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Apple wants to promote health apps that work

Apple's plans for digital health are profound, but the company wants to figure out ways to make sure the health apps you use are good for you.

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Texas hospital struggles to make IBM's Watson cure cancer

If IBM is looking for a new application for its Watson machine learning tools, it might consider putting health care providers' procurement and systems integration woes ahead of curing cancer.

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GOP lawmaker drags iPhone into healthcare debate

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Tuah) dragged Apple and its iPhone into the latest debate about healthcare coverage today.

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Relax: This phone measures your blood pressure

This Swiss electronics company is on a mission: To stop millions of people dying of ignorance each year.

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Microsoft announces a series of health care initiatives

Programs are centered around A.I. for health care products.

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IBM's wearables hub could get you out of the hospital faster

Researchers at IBM have developed a hub for wearables that can gather information from multiple devices and share it with a doctor, potentially cutting down on the time patients need to spend in a hospital.

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This computer makes it possible for paralyzed patients to communicate

Paralyzed patients are able to use a brain-computer interface to communicate with their caregivers.

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36% off iHealth Oxygen level, Pulse rate, and Perfusion Index Monitor - Deal Alert

This oximeter gives you gives you fast, accurate vitals sign readings. Measure, track, and share your blood oxygen level, pulse rate, and perfusion index right from your smartphone or tablet.

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Researchers propose a way to use your heartbeat as a password

Researchers at Binghamton State University have proposed a model that uses patients' heartbeats as an encryption key for electronic records.

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The state of the IT contractor job market in 2017

Trends toward higher pay and demand for specialized skills continue apace, creating opportunities for contractors across the industry.

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41% off Withings Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale - Deal Alert

The Withings scale uses patented Position Control technology to deliver the most accurate readings of your body composition (weight, body fat, muscle, bone and water). It automatically synchronizes with your smartphone via Wi-Fi to...

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IBM Watson, FDA to explore blockchain for secure patient data exchange

IBM's Watson Health division and the FDA are teaming up to explore using blockchain technology for secure, efficient and scalable exchange of health data, which could lead to enormous advances in research.

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