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Council Post: How IoT Is Transforming Healthcare

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Medicine has long been driven by data, from making diagnoses to prescribing treatments. Now, healthcare is taking a major step forward in the collection and analysis of high-quality data, thanks to the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT can be thought of as a device (or a network of devices) that connects to the internet, allowing data to be sent to whoever needs to use it. On a grand scale, the IoT consists of billions of devices and sensors--such as across a supply chain--that transmit a continuous stream of data. For business leaders in every industry, access to better, more accurate and real-time data enhances decision-making.


ProMedica Health System to Deploy PeriGen Artificial Intelligence Solution Focused on Improving Outcomes in Childbirth Markets Insider

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PeriGen, an innovator of perinatal early warning systems, today announced that ProMedica, a not-for-profit integrated health care organization serving 30 states, plans to deploy the company's PeriWatch Vigilance, an artificial intelligence-based maternal-fetal early warning system (EWS), in all of its labor and delivery hospitals. Vigilance is designed to help clinicians identify troubling trends earlier and more consistently than manual assessments and creates a common language for nurses and physicians to assess cases. The artificial intelligence-driven technology, developed by PeriGen, is the latest chapter in ProMedica's commitment to lead improvement in Ohio and Michigan's infant and maternal mortality and morbidity rates, which currently rank near the bottom of the nation. The software is designed to be implemented in a matter of weeks and brings an unprecedented level of monitoring to the labor and delivery floor. It does not require replacing any current systems already in place.


India's Health Challenges and Would-Be Solutions – From Human to Artificial Intelligence - Inside Villgro

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By 2030, India's population of people age 60 or older is projected to grow by 64 percent. Also by 2030, India's urban areas are expected to more than double their current population levels. Additionally, factors such as an increase in income levels, increases in health care insurance penetration, increases in private and public health care expenditure and rising consumer awareness will shape the future of the health care sector in India for the coming decades. Total spending on health care has increased at double-digit rates and accounted for 4 percent of GDP in 2013. However, government spending still remains low at 1.3 percent of GDP, making private expenditures as high as 2.7 percent of GDP in 2013.


How robots are helping doctors save lives in the Canadian North

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It is the middle of the winter and a six-month-old child is brought with acute respiratory distress to a nursing station in a remote community in the Canadian North. The nurse realizes that the child is seriously ill and contacts a pediatric intensivist located in a tertiary care centre 900 kilometres away. The intensivist uses her tablet to activate a remote presence robot installed in the nursing station and asks the robot to go to the assessment room. The robot autonomously navigates the nursing station corridors and arrives at the assessment room two minutes later. With the help of the robot's powerful cameras, the doctor "sees" the child and talks to the nurse and the parents to obtain the medical history.


Ivar Mendez: How robots are helping doctors save lives in the Canadian North

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It is the middle of the winter and a six-month-old child is brought with acute respiratory distress to a nursing station in a remote community in the Canadian North. The nurse realizes that the child is seriously ill and contacts a pediatric intensivist located in a tertiary care centre 900 kilometres away. The intensivist uses her tablet to activate a remote presence robot installed in the nursing station and asks the robot to go to the assessment room. The robot autonomously navigates the nursing station corridors and arrives at the assessment room two minutes later. With the help of the robot's powerful cameras, the doctor "sees" the child and talks to the nurse and the parents to obtain the medical history.