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A better approach to disease prediction through big data analytics

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Big data holds great promise to change health care for the better. However, much of the technology that will someday transform health care and its delivery is not yet mature enough for hospitals and other systems to use. The Second IEEE/ACM Conference on Connected Health: Applications, Systems and Engineering Technologies will bring experts from academics, business and government together to share information and help accelerate health care's transformation. This leading international conference will take place in Philadelphia this week from July 17--19. Mooi Choo Chuah, professor of computer science and engineering at Lehigh University and co-director of Lehigh's undergraduate computer engineering program, is serving as technical co-chair, along with Professor Insup Lee of the University of Pennsylvania.


Intelligent Technology for an Aging Population: The Use of AI to Assist Elders with Cognitive Impairment

AI Magazine

Today, approximately 10 percent of the world's population is over the age of 60; by 2050 this proportion will have more than doubled. Moreover, the greatest rate of increase is amongst the "oldest old," people aged 85 and over. While many older adults remain healthy and productive, overall this segment of the population is subject to physical and cognitive impairment at higher rates than younger people. This article surveys new technologies that incorporate artificial intelligence techniques to support older adults and help them cope with the changes of aging, in particular with cognitive decline.


West Virginia Nonprofit Aims to Be Addiction Services Hub

U.S. News

The Herald-Dispatch reports that the joint effort led by Cabell Huntington Hospital, Marshall Health and St. Mary's Medical Center, in partnership with Valley Health and Thomas Health System was announced Wednesday in Huntington. It's called PROACT, which stands for Provider Response Organization for Addiction Care and Treatment.


NetApp, Cisco tailor FlexPod for different verticals, starting with health care

ZDNet

NetApp and Cisco on Thursday announced they're tailoring the FlexPod portfolio, their converged infrastructure solution, for specific industries starting with health care. The FlexPod Datacenter for Epic EHR is designed specifically for Epic's widely-used system of Electronic Health Records (EHR). This is the first in a series of new pre-tested vertical solutions, with more rolling out later in the year. The idea is to provide a reliable and secure platform for industries dealing with increasingly diverse, dynamic and distributed data -- making health care an obvious place to start. Austin Park of the Louisiana-based LCMC Health said his organization is running Epic EMR on FlexPod with AFF infrastructure.


Intelligent Technology for an Aging Population

AI Magazine

Today, approximately 10 percent of the world's population is over the age of 60; by 2050 this proportion will have more than doubled. Moreover, the greatest rate of increase is amongst the "oldest old," people aged 85 and over. While many older adults remain healthy and productive, overall this segment of the population is subject to physical and cognitive impairment at higher rates than younger people. This article surveys new technologies that incorporate artificial intelligence techniques to support older adults and help them cope with the changes of aging, in particular with cognitive decline. This change poses both a challenge and an opportunity for the design of intelligent technology.