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Vendors aim to put real-world evidence from images on AWS

A new vendor partnership aims to bring real-world evidence related to medical images to Amazon Web Service’s AWS Data Exchange. The collaboration, between Life Image and Graticule is expected to make available a de-identified patient-level data set with information from natural language processing derived from Life Image’s data. The goal of the initiative is to… Read More »

From telehealth to ‘Medicare for All’: takeaways from HLTH19

The second year of health innovation conference HLTH gave industry a peek behind the curtain of Google’s healthcare ambitions and how the telehealth industry could evolve in coming years. Uber scored a huge win through a Cerner EHR integration, Facebook rolled out a preventive health tool and Kaiser Permanente launched a program to combat food insecurity… Read More »

High-Risk Women Can Benefit From Medications to Prevent Breast Cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued updated recommendations on the use of medications to reduce the risk of breast cancer. The experts recommend that clinicians should offer preventive medications to women with an elevated risk of developing breast cancer due to factors such as family history or harmful BRCA mutations, but women… Read More »

Another Patient Has Died From Lung Disease After Vaping

A second person has died from a severe lung illness after vaping, according to a lead investigator on the case in Oregon. The investigator said that the person had apparently become sick after vaping T.H.C. from a product purchased at a recreational marijuana shop in the state. The investigator, Dr. Ann Thomas, a pediatrician and… Read More »