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In an effort to understand the ongoing physician burnout crisis, Lightning Bolt Solutions, a company that offers AI-based, physician shift scheduling technology, is attempting to study one million physician shift hours.

Researchers at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering have utilized machine learning to detect clusters of potential biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease. This will allow for earlier diagnosis and could potentially lead to non-invasive methods of tracking the progression of the disease in impacted patients. Findings were published in the journal Frontiers in Aging NeuroScience.

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has published the first issue of its new online journal focusing solely on AI in radiology.

GIBLIB, an Los Angeles-based streaming media platform, has launched a virtual reality (VR) app that provides an immersive operating room (OR) experience to medical students and physicians.

As AI systems leave laboratories and are implemented in real world settings, bias will continue to be “an increasingly widespread problem.” So how can it be solved? 

More than 40 percent of hospitals and other healthcare providers believe 3M’s $1 billion acquisition of M*Modal will have an overall positive impact in the market, according to a survey by Reaction Data.

Clearwater Compliance and Digital Reasoning have announced a three-year “Cyber Risk Services” partnership enabling providers to understand the results of AI-powered solutions, using a cybersecurity and HIPAA compliance program.

British clinical AI company Sensyne Health and the University of Oxford’s Big Data Institute are partnering to establish a research alliance focused on using AI and digital technology to better understand chronic diseases.

Using an AI-based method, researchers at Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales, developed a clinical prediction model, according to a study published in PLOS One. The model showed it can provide an accurate and reliable prognosis for patients with cardiovascular disease when compared to traditional methods.

Aetna, in collaboration with Apple, launched a new health application to provide users with personalized health goals. Dubbed Attain, the app will be used in partnership with the Apple Watch to track daily activity levels, recommend healthy actions and incentivize actions taken to improve well-being.

IBM, Aetna, Anthem, Health Care Service Corporation and PNC Bank are working together to design and create a blockchain network to improve transparency and interoperability in the healthcare industry, the companies announced.

Scientists at the University of Cambridge are developing a machine learning tool to better predict individuals’ long-term risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD)—specifically, heart attack or stroke.