Tagged artificial intelligence (AI)


HUG to use IBM Watson’s AI tool for cancer care

Hôpitaux Universitaires Genève (HUG) has announced it will become the first European university hospital to use IBM Watson Health’s precision oncology offering. Watson for Genomics, an artificial intelligence (AI) tool, enables oncologists to provide patients with more personalised, evidence-based cancer care. Using information extracted from peer-reviewed articles and validated by experts, Watson for Genomics produces…


AI and health analytics firms collaborate to develop AF screening

iRhythm Technologies will collaborate with Verily to focus on the development of solutions aimed at improving the screening, diagnosis and management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). This collaboration brings together iRhythm’s expertise in AI based arrhythmia diagnosis and Verily’s health data analytics technologies to address the millions of patients living with undiagnosed AF. AF is…


New smartphone-based heart monitoring device launched in UK

AliveCor has launched of KardiaMobile 6L in the UK, an FDA-cleared and CE-marked, six-lead personal heart monitoring device. This smartphone-based technology provides a multi-dimensional view of the heart in 30 seconds, including visibility into arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation (AF) that are leading indicators of cardiovascular disease. Matthew Read, consultant in emergency medicine, The Royal…


Online pharmacy invests £500k in AI and biometrics

Online pharmacy UK Meds has invested more than £500,000 into AI and facial biometrics software in a bid to improve patient safety within the industry. The news comes after the average waiting time for GP appointments in the NHS has peaked at 15 days. In response to the increasing demands on NHS services and growing…


NHS to boost AI role with national laboratory

Health secretary Matt Hancock has announced that £250 million will be spent on boosting the role of artificial intelligence within the NHS in England. This will include the setting up of an AI laboratory to enhance care of patients and research. Hancock told BBC News: “The power of artificial intelligence to improve medicine, to save…

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