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Google's DeepMind gains access to health info for 1.6M NHS patients

As part of a recently announced partnership with the UK's National Health Service, Google-owned artificial intelligence company DeepMind has gained access to healthcare information for 1.6 million patients across three hospitals.

Researchers compare effectiveness of health info from online communities, search engines

Now more than ever, patients with health concerns attempt to navigate online communities or search engines to find answers to their questions. Knowing who or what to trust, however, is not always easy.

Researchers: Telehealth 'no holy grail' for COPD patients

Research has not shown a strong case for telemedicine as a means to improve quality of life for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a literature review published in the International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

American Dental Association accidentally sends out malware-infected USB drives

Some USB drives sent out by the American Dental Association to dental offices around the U.S. are infected with malware.

CHIME wants 'assurance' of med device interoperability

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives believes that, when it comes to medical device interoperability, not enough is being done to ensure such tools can connect with their electronic health record systems.

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Calculation errors regarding the wages paid by a tiny 19-bed hospital in Massachusetts could wind up having an outsized impact on the Medicare payments given to the other acute care providers statewide,  The   Boston Globe  reported.