At least 130 people die every day in the United States from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2017, a record year, two-thirds of the 72,000 drug overdose deaths were from opioids, and preliminary estimates signal the numbers will be even higher for 2018.
An artificial intelligence algorithm has been developed by Massachusetts General Hospital to rapidly diagnose and classify brain hemorrhages from unenhanced head computed-tomography scans. The deep learning system not only detects acute intracranial hemorrhage—and classifies five subtypes of the condition—but generates predictions from the data that are explainable, according to researchers, who contend that the tool… Read More »
In the past several months, we have observed blatant signs of deceptive, misleading, unsubstantiated and foolish statements in the health-care industry. These include fraudulently marketed products from Theranos and IBM Watson and a recent statement by the CEO of One Medical that his firm aims to take out 10 percent of U.S. health-care spending —… Read More »