PHR-Personal Health Records & Health assistant applications explained

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PHR ( personal health records) apps became a major trend for all healthcare aware - advanced mobile users in the past few years, PHR apps to provide very easy and accessible centralised tool for patients to keep their medical records secure, simple to update, and review. PHR key concept is to be managed by the patient himself who should the keep marinating and updating his records. Security is a the major factor for the PHR app, and some Apps are promoting sets of security measures to ensure they protect their users privacy. Some apps are providing data encryption for the data. However the most basic and required feature for PHR apps which should not be ignored by developers is: App Locking, The app has to be locked by the user either by a password or by fingerprint.


Essential's Home assistant is slick, circular and not ready

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When Essential Inc., the stealth startup headed by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, teased that May 30th would be a big day, it wasn't lying. We've already taken our first look at the Essential Phone -- a slick, powerful and durable Android-powered handset -- but that isn't the only product the company is showing off today. In its bid to take on Apple, Google and Amazon, Essential has unveiled "Home," a new intelligent assistant that it hopes owners will be proud to show off. The Essential Home sports a circular design, and isn't too dissimilar to Google's intelligent Nest thermostats at first glance. The round auto-display is activated in three ways: by a simple voice commands, a tap of a finger or just by looking at it.


IBM's Watson assistant could power homes, cars and hotels

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IBM has been showing off its new voice and text based Watson assistant, based on its famous AI platform - aimed at cars, smart homes, hotels and businesses. Companies will be able to take the voice tech and customise and brand it up themselves - so we won't be saying "OK Watson" to every bit of connected tech we encounter. And IBM is also talking up its privacy policy when it comes to personal data compared to rival assistant makers. The demos IBM showed at its Think conference included a couple of interesting ideas. In a connected hotel room, and with an electronic key sent to your smartphone, Watson would be able to adjust the lighting, temperature and music to your preferences as well as display emails and calendar info on a dashboard for when you arrive.


Is Artificial Intelligence Ready To Overhaul Healthcare Sector - CXOtoday.com

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) which is changing the world, is making its presence felt in the healthcare sector. The rapid pace at which the scientific innovations are taking place, the expansion of AI into various healthcare verticals and the fact that the efficiency of systems can be improved using AI are some of the factors that are currently driving the market, believe researchers.


Emergence of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

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Of late there have been innumerable technological advancements which have transformed peoples' lives and led to entirely new products and services. In healthcare, technological innovations such mobile apps, wearables, and chatbots have helped people to be in-charge of their health. Today they have become more health savvy. From microscopes in the past to adoption of electronic medical records, technology has driven the success of healthcare in many ways. Though there are many drivers of technology, the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has led to applications which are now having a profound impact on peoples' lives. With its ability to process data in a speedy fashion, AI is revolutionizing the healthcare sector world over. According to experts, AI will be a key enabler for both the transformation and the disruption of the healthcare ecosystem.