Most Healthcare, Fitness Tracker, And Wellness Apps Are Not Covered By HIPAA And HHS’s New Faqs Makes That Clear

Individuals who use healthcare apps such as fitness trackers, weight loss, wellness, exercise, etc., BEWARE!A couple of recent developments have highlighted the fact that most apps are not subject to HIPAA, which means that with broadly-worded privacy policy these healthcare apps can and do readily share healthcare and other data collected by the apps with third

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Artificial intelligence could select heart failure patients for expensive treatment

Machine learning algorithm predicts sudden death in heart failure patients for the first time Artificial intelligence (AI) has shown promise to select heart failure patients for expensive treatments to prevent lethal arrhythmias, reports a study presented today at ICNC 2019. (1) The study is the first to use a machine learning algorithm to predict sudden

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Rady Team Automates Rapid Pediatric Sequence Interpretation for Rare Disease Dx

Investigators at the Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) in San Diego have updated their pediatric sequencing program for diagnosing rare diseases, incorporating machine learning methods to generate, analyze, and interpret genetic data and get those insights to clinicians more quickly. “By harnessing the power of technology, we can quickly and accurately determine the

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A machine learning device, meant to monitor the chronically ill, moves into homes

A wearable device that uses machine learning to remotely track and analyze multiple vital signs has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, expanding the scope of home monitoring systems intended to keep chronically ill patients out of the hospital. Current Health, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, announced Wednesday it received clearance for an upper-arm

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Synthetic Speech Generated from Brain Recordings

A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by UC San Francisco neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract – an anatomically detailed computer simulation including the lips, jaw, tongue and larynx. The study was conducted in research participants with intact speech, but the technology could one day restore the

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