How healthcare can benefit from Artificial Intelligence

As artificial intelligence takes leaps at an increasing pace, there’s fear that robots will conquer the future and put humans out of jobs. While technological unemployment is a worry that has its own merits, there are some fields where there is already a shortage of human experts.

One of those fields is healthcare. It takes years of education and hands-on experience to train a decent doctor. And as the figures show, there’s a shortage of physicians everywhere.

Fortunately, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can help alleviate this problem. AI-powered tools can help healthcare workers and doctors improve precision and efficiency while lowering skill and energy requirements. This can effectively put more people into healthcare jobs while also bringing services to a larger number of people, especially in underserved areas. Continue reading

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What are you looking at?

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By Bryn Farnsworth, iMotions

That’s been the question that has been asked by psychologists and market researchers for decades, and the answer has reliably come from eye tracking technology. Now, as more and more of the devices that we use—from our phone to our car—seek to understand how we interact with the world, eye tracking is being used more than ever.

There are a lot of things happening right now as you look at this screen: Your eyes are tracking the words, and maybe they’re searching for the header, or furtively glancing at the sidebar. This kind of information is critical to market researchers and businesses, who strive to understand how users make decisions (and which of those decisions leads to a purchase). Continue reading

Can we trust IoT in healthcare?

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Guest post by Dr Michael Abrams

For all the talk about connectivity, security and analytics, the IoT is ultimately about the information; where it flows, who owns it, and how it’s used.  Nowhere are these IoT questions more immediately relevant to us than in Healthcare.  The term “Connected Health” was even coined to ease the process of our being woven into the IoT web, and in the hope it would encourage us to trust the architects of that process.  But should we? Continue reading

What we can learn from major healthcare data breaches in 2015

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There’s no doubt that 2015 was a record breaker in data breach attacks. Of all the industries and sectors affected by the attacks, healthcare was perhaps the most severely hit. Some 15 major attacks have been documented so far, and not a month goes by without reports of another healthcare organization being compromised by hackers, resulting in the theft of personal information of millions of patients, employees, and health-related service providers.

With 2015 coming to a close, we’d be wise to take a closer look at what caused the attacks, the damages made, and how we can move forward to stem the flow of attacks and heighten security next year. Continue reading