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Google Confirms Achieving Quantum Supremacy

October 24, 2019

From Gizmodo: This morning, Google scientists confirmed in a blog post that their quantum computer had needed just 200 seconds to solve a problem that they claim would take the world’s fastest supercomputer 10,000 years to complete. The team first ran the algorithm last spring using a 54-qubit processor called “Sycamore.” While the achievement is […]

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Toothpic Pro – Start Offering Teledentistry in your dental practice

October 17, 2019

If your patient has a question or needs a follow up outside of the office, they can send you high quality photos of their teeth through our HIPAA compliant software. Source: Toothpic Pro – Start Offering Teledentistry in your dental practice If you plan to have a thriving leading edge practice in the next decade […]

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Doctor Alexa Will See You Now: Is Amazon Primed To Come To Your Rescue?

October 8, 2019

From Kaiser Health News: But a flood of new opportunities are emerging since Alexa won permission to use protected patient health records controlled under the U.S. privacy law known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Before, Alexa had been limited to providing generic responses about medical conditions. Now that it can transmit private […]

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Telemedicine

September 23, 2019

From Modern Healthcare: The global telemedicine market is expected to swell to $130.5 billion by 2025 as more clinicians across all ages embrace the technology, a new report found. The projection marks a steep increase from the estimated $38.3 billion valuation last year, with the number of doctors who self-reported telemedicine as a skill doubling from 2015 to 2018, […]

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What Will You Never Do Again?

September 10, 2019

  We tend to ask ourselves, what new thing will technology allow me to do today that I couldn’t do yesterday? As natural and as exciting as that question is, it can be a much more meaningful example of the impact of technology to ask yourself what will I never do again?… The point of […]

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Telehealth Has An Awareness Problem

September 9, 2019

Two-thirds of adults are willing to consult with a doctor via video, but only 8% have tried it, Source: Telehealth Has An Awareness Problem The article reports on recent surveys that indicate people say they want to use remote telemedical services but don’t really do it. This may be because they don’t know it is […]

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SmileSnap | Dental Virtual Consultation Software App and Practice Patient Analytics

August 26, 2019

SmileSnap is the Leading Virtual Consultation Software and App for the Dental Industry. Grow your practice and start more patients with our patient analytics and metrics dashboard. Source: SmileSnap | Dental Virtual Consultation Software App and Practice Patient Analytics I just talked to the developers of this new service. I like a lot of the […]

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Advances In Artificial Intelligence Threaten Safety, Privacy Of Our Health Data

August 15, 2019

From Study Finds: Researchers from the University of California at Berkeley say their findings show the regulations written within the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 may be outdated and are incapable of keeping Americans’ health data safe and private with the progress made by AI developers… …They say that AI can now use […]

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Artificial Intelligence Better At Diagnosing Skin Cancer Than Dermatologists

August 6, 2019

From Study Finds: …an artificial intelligence program trained to identify and diagnose skin cancer in humans proved to show greater accuracy when pitted against dermatologists. Researchers from the U.S., Germany, and France used an AI system called the Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) to detect skin cancer by showing it more than 100,000 images of malignant melanomas […]

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Alexa and HIPAA

July 30, 2019

From Los Angeles Times: She told me the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, aka HIPAA, the federal medical-privacy law passed in 1996, never anticipated a scenario in which people would willingly disclose confidential medical information to a private company via a voice-activated computer in their living room. “HIPAA doesn’t apply to Amazon in this situation,” […]

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Can AI solve the GREAT Dentist’s Dilemma?

July 29, 2019

From WSJ: (To read the full article you need a WSJ subscription) Companies that provide business support to dentists are starting to use artificial intelligence to analyze X-ray images and automate certain steps in common procedures, pointing to the technology’s cost-cutting potential. Source: AI Can Lead to Lower Dentist Bills – WSJ This is still preliminary, […]

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Blink & You’ll Miss It: AI Solves Rubik’s Cube – In A Fraction Of A Second!

July 23, 2019

From Study Finds: Now, researchers from the University of California have created an extraordinary artificial intelligence system capable of solving the Rubik’s Cube — in a fraction of a second. Source: Blink & You’ll Miss It: AI Solves Rubik’s Cube – In A Fraction Of A Second! – Study Finds Another amazing AI story. Not only […]

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Digital Workflow Experience takes dentists through ‘office of now’

July 18, 2019

From ADA News: Dentists can experience firsthand how to integrate digital technology into their practices as part of the Digital Workflow Experience at the ADA FDI World Dental Congress this September in San Francisco. Source: Digital Workflow Experience takes dentists through ‘office of now’ I was intrigued by the title “Digital Workflow Experience” as that […]

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It’s Hard To Win At Poker Against An Opponent With No Tell

July 16, 2019

From  FiveThirtyEight: …a pair of computer scientists have announced that they’ve created an artificial intelligence poker player that is stronger than a full table of top human professionals at the most popular form of the game — no-limit Texas Hold ’em. Source: It’s Hard To Win At Poker Against An Opponent With No Tell | […]

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Technology allows researchers to see patients’ real-time pain while in the clinic

July 11, 2019

From University of Michigan News: Wearing special augmented reality glasses (in this case, the Microsoft HoloLens), researchers viewed the subject’s brain activity in real time on a reconstructed brain template, while the subjects sat in the clinical chair. The red and blue dots on the image denote location and level of brain activity, and this “pain […]

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Don’t Trust Libra, Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency

June 27, 2019

From The Atlantic: Facebook, one of the world’s most distrusted companies, wants us to trust its new Libra cryptocurrency, which, it hopes, will be used by billions of people around the world. We shouldn’t. Libra will almost exactly replicate all the problems generated by Facebook’s social network. Those problems can in turn be traced to the […]

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FDA grapples with AI medical devices

June 27, 2019

From Roll Call: Imagine a not-too-distant future when medical devices powered by artificial intelligence continuously adapt to new symptoms presented by patients and learn how to make accurate diagnoses much like a well-trained physician would. The Food and Drug Administration is preparing for such a future and weighing how to assess and certify such medical devices, […]

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Comcast working on home health device similar to Amazon Echo

June 13, 2019

From CNBC: The device will monitor people’s basic health metrics using ambient sensors, with a focus on whether someone is making frequent trips to the bathroom or spending more time than usual in bed. Comcast is also building tools for detecting falls, which are common and potentially fatal for seniors, the people said. Source: Comcast […]

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HHS guidance clarifies HIPAA liability with use of 3rd-party health apps

June 4, 2019

From FierceHealthcare: The Trump administration is pushing the healthcare industry to be a part of the smartphone economy, but there has been some confusion about whether healthcare providers and their health IT vendors would be held accountable for how patients use their health data. To address this, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of […]

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Texas Lawmakers Include Payment Parity in Medicaid Telehealth Bill

June 3, 2019

Legislators in Texas are moving forward with a bill that would, if passed, revise several of the state’s laws governing Medicaid coverage for telehealth and telemedicine and mandate payment parity. Source: Texas Lawmakers Include Payment Parity in Medicaid Telehealth Bill Good

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