Machine-Learning Detects Sepsis 48 Hours in Advance

Machine-Learning Detects Sepsis 48 Hours in Advance

According to the CDC, one of every three patients who die in a hospital has sepsis: a result of the body’s natural defenses against infection. Each year 1.7 million adults develop sepsis and 270,000 people die from from the condition annually. The University of...
System Detects Problems Before They Happen

System Detects Problems Before They Happen

One of the key benefits of the digital wearable revolution is that patient data can be collected continuously, rather than waiting for hospital staff to take measurements. We have covered the VitalPatch from VitalConnect in the past; it’s a wearable that...
AI Detects Early Retinopathy with  Smartphone Images

AI Detects Early Retinopathy with Smartphone Images

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the devastating and most feared results of diabetes. According to the CDC, almost one-third of adults over age 40 with diabetes have diabetic retinopathy. If not detected and treated early, the patient’s vision can suffer permanent...
Most Adults Track Wearable Data; Sharing Varies

Most Adults Track Wearable Data; Sharing Varies

Most American consumers use wearables to track their health data, according to a new report by Dosis, but relatively few share the information with their doctors. In 2015 we reported the growing interest in wearable health as measured by numerous surveys and reports....
Kiosk Delivers Healthcare on the Spot [video]

Kiosk Delivers Healthcare on the Spot [video]

You’re sick. You have limited choices to get medical advice. You can contact your doctor’s office and hope that they can fit you in soon. Or you can go to the local hospital’s emergency room (which is a poor use of those scarce resources). What if...
FDA Approves Medical Device to Treat ADHD

FDA Approves Medical Device to Treat ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is estimated to affect 9.4% of children aged 2 to 17, according to the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health by the CDC. Typical treatment for children with ADHD includes prescription medication and various...