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Image: The enhanced VisualDx app with Core ML is a framework enabling on-device machine learning to help provide healthcare professionals with quick and accurate identification of rashes and skin lesions (Photo courtesy of VisualDx).

VisualDx AI App for iPhone Improves Disease Diagnosis

VisualDx has enhanced its VisualDx app with Core ML, a new framework enabling on-device machine learning to help provide healthcare professionals with quick and accurate identification of rashes and skin lesions. The technology will further help non-dermatology practitioners in identifying and treating a variety of skin conditions which were previously difficult to diagnose without a specialist referral. More...
12 Oct 2017
Image: Social media interactions can help detect problematic healthcare services (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Social Media Feedback Can Predict Quality of Care

A new study suggests that a social media collective judgment score can be used to identify high-risk organizations, and is available at a more granular level than the majority of existing data sets. More...
11 Oct 2017
NUVO
Image: Novel planning software fits seamlessly into orthopedic surgical workflow (Photo courtesy of JointPoint).

Innovative Planning Software Advances Hip Surgery

A novel software platform provides non-invasive computer navigation, pre-surgical digital templating, case planning, and feedback during total hip replacement surgeries. More...
19 Sep 2017
Image: A new review asserts scientific jargon is confounding the perspicacity of scholarly inquest (Photo courtesy of Scientist Sees Squirrel).

Scientific Articles Become Increasingly Impenetrable

A growing trend for liberal use of general scientific jargon is decreasing the ability of scientists and laymen alike to understand a scientific article, according to a new review. More...
13 Sep 2017
Image: Google search trends can help identify dengue outbreaks (Photo courtesy of Google).

Google Searches Can Track Dengue Fever Outbreaks

An analytical tool that combines Google search data with government-provided clinical data can quickly and accurately track dengue fever in less-developed countries, according to a new study. More...
01 Aug 2017
Mercury Medical
Image: A VR system assists surgeons in planning surgery and helps educate patients (Photo courtesy of Paul Sakuma/ Stanford University).

Virtual Reality System Helps Reassure Surgical Patients

A new software system combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT), and angiograms to create a virtual reality (VR) three-dimensional (3D) model. More...
26 Jul 2017
Image: A soft artificial heart made of silicon mimics natural function (Photo courtesy of ETH).

Soft Artificial Heart Mimics Natural Form and Function

A completely soft, pneumatically driven artificial heart made of silicone elastomers beats almost like a human heart, according to a new study. More...
25 Jul 2017


The Health IT channel of HospiMedica informs about healthcare information technology for hospitals, clinics, and private practice. Among the subjects covered are electronic medical record environments, document management, HIS, RIS, PACS, LIM, and others.
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