Emerging Technologies

Natural language processing of social media posts is useful for identifying depression, anxiety and suicidal thinking, but models trained on population data cannot discern long-term patterns in any one person’s state of mind.

The profession of nursing is something of a sleeping giant within the global village of healthcare AI, according to an interdisciplinary collaborative of healthcare workers from North America and Europe.

A novel AI-based model for clinical decision support has bested established machine-learning models at predicting how patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus will respond to various categories of therapeutic drugs.

Biomedical and electrical engineers have invented a probe so small it must be inserted hypodermically yet can monitor vital signs and even stimulate tissue for therapeutic purposes.

A medical AI startup focused on breast cancer diagnostics has uncloaked from stealth mode, appointing an MD as CEO and concertedly promoting its initial software offering seven months after the FDA approved the product.

The FDA has approved an AI tool for speeding thyroid sonography workflows while, across the Atlantic, the European Union has OK’d an AI-based ultrasound device that guides nerve blocking as a form of local anesthesia

The last two weeks saw market clearances granted in Europe for AI-based software focused on remote patient monitoring, prostate oncology and real-time guidance of coronary stenting.

The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance to a French startup for surgery software that combines AI with augmented reality and computer vision.

Forbes is out with its third annual AI 50, and almost a fifth of the field works in healthcare.

In a sign that AI is becoming all the more critical to healthcare, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has a new PhD concentration in AI and emerging technology.

As part of the effort, the provider has created the first virtual cardiometabolic clinic to manage diabetes and hypertension.

Home healthcare provider AccentCare is leveraging AI to track social determinants of health and potentially lower readmissions.

Around the web

Two different companies announced that they are recalling all lots of the medication. 

CardioSmart, an online resource for both patients and clinicians, has a new editor. 

The funding includes $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan resources for providers who treat Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicare patients.

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