Blockchain technology to transform healthcare in India – ET HealthWorld

Blockchain technology to transform healthcare in India – ET HealthWorld

Mumbai: In response to India’s urgent healthcare challenges, IIT Bombay and Blockchain for Impact (BFI) have established a strategic partnership to catalyse transformative projects and revolutionise the public health landscape in the country. Given India’s large population and complex public health issues, challenges to India’s burdened healthcare system are mounting. The collaboration is expected to … Read more

UnitedHealth CEO to testify before US House panel on cyberattack at tech unit – ET HealthWorld

UnitedHealth CEO to testify before US House panel on cyberattack at tech unit – ET HealthWorld

London: UnitedHealth CEO Andrew Witty will testify before a U.S. House subcommittee on May 1 about a recent cyberattack at the company’s technology unit and its impact on patients and providers, the Energy and Commerce Committee said on Friday. The hack at Change Healthcare, a provider of healthcare billing and data systems, on Feb. 21 … Read more

WHO’s new AI-powered chatbot SARAH is giving wrong medical answers – ET HealthWorld

WHO’s new AI-powered chatbot SARAH is giving wrong medical answers – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: The World Health Organisation is wading into the world of AI to provide basic health information through a human-like avatar. But while the bot responds sympathetically to users’ facial expressions, it doesn’t always know what it’s talking about. SARAH, short for Smart AI Resource Assistant for Health, is a virtual health worker that’s … Read more

Regulatory oversight crucial as mHealth apps transform healthcare delivery : GlobalData – ET HealthWorld

Regulatory oversight crucial as mHealth apps transform healthcare delivery : GlobalData – ET HealthWorld

London: Mobile health (mHealth) applications have emerged as powerful tools in transforming healthcare delivery and empowering individuals to take charge of their well-being. These apps, when regulated effectively, not only enhance patient outcomes but also contribute significantly to the efficiency and accessibility of healthcare services. With the increasing adoption of mHealth apps, regulatory frameworks play … Read more

CRISPR-based innovations drove $21 billion in pharmaceutical licensing deals over five years: GlobalData – ET HealthWorld

CRISPR-based innovations drove $21 billion in pharmaceutical licensing deals over five years: GlobalData – ET HealthWorld

London: The pharmaceutical industry has experienced a notable uptick in licensing agreements for innovator drugs incorporating clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-based technology over the past five years. These agreements, primarily concentrated in oncology, immunology, and central nervous system therapeutics, have collectively accumulated an impressive $21 billion in deal value. Furthermore, the period from … Read more

MTaI organises high-level meeting with government stakeholders, MediTech industry captains – ET HealthWorld

MTaI organises high-level meeting with government stakeholders, MediTech industry captains – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: The Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI), recently organised a high–level meeting with government stakeholders, and MediTech industry captains. The event was graced by Dr Arunish Chawla, Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), and Aseem Sahu, Deputy Drugs Controller, Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). The meeting revolved around India’s prospects and obstacles within … Read more

AI-powered anti-diabetes programme provides customised advice to reverse chronic metabolic diseases – ET HealthWorld

AI-powered anti-diabetes programme provides customised advice to reverse chronic metabolic diseases – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: An artificial intelligence-powered diabetes management programme aimed at empowering people in making informed decisions to reverse chronic metabolic diseases, especially during fasts, has received endorsements from experts who have termed it revolutionary. TWIN Health‘s Whole Body Digital Twin technology uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to create a “digital twin” of a person’s … Read more

Including evidence in question confuses ChatGPT, lowers its accuracy, study finds – ET HealthWorld

Including evidence in question confuses ChatGPT, lowers its accuracy, study finds – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Asking ChatGPT a health-related question that included evidence was seen to confuse the AI-powered bot and affect its ability to produce accurate answers, according to new research. Scientists were “not sure” why this happens, but they hypothesised that including the evidence in the question “adds too much noise”, thereby lowering the chatbot’s accuracy. … Read more

Do you have an iPhone finger? Is it harming your health in any way? – ET HealthWorld

Do you have an iPhone finger? Is it harming your health in any way? – ET HealthWorld

The way we hold our phones sometimes with the phone’s weight resting on your pinky finger. If you picture yourself holding an iPhone, you can see that the pressure causes a noticeable dent, which is why it’s called “iPhone finger.” This discovery sparked a conversation about how this indentation might change how one looks in … Read more

AI fails to detect depression signs in social media posts by Black Americans: study – ET HealthWorld

AI fails to detect depression signs in social media posts by Black Americans: study – ET HealthWorld

London: Analysing social media using artificial intelligence may pick up signals of depression in white Americans but not in Black counterparts, according to a study that highlights the risk of training AI models for healthcare-related tasks without data from diverse racial and ethnic groups. The AI model used for the study was more than three … Read more