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Opinion: Interoperability can’t wait: Don’t delay information blocking rules

Interoperability is a word you seldom hear uttered outside the health care sector (though there it seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongues), yet it’s something that affects …

Epic’s overhauled sepsis model, Verily’s close FDA ties, & AI for biopsies

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To prevent unnecessary biopsies, scientists train an AI model to predict breast cancer risk from MRI scans

A biopsy that turns out to have benign results can be a relief. But in some cases, it could also mean a patient whose risk of cancer was low from …

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Opinion: Interoperability can’t wait: Don’t delay information blocking rules

Interoperability is a word you seldom hear uttered outside the health care sector (though there it seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongues), yet it’s something that affects …

Opinion: Needed: stricter screening of gene synthesis orders, customers

Scientists rely on gene synthesis technologies as a research tool for everything from basic research to vaccine development and drug target identification. Oligonucleotides, which are pieces of DNA about 15 …

Opinion: Listen: Wheelchair users and Medicare disagree on what’s ‘primarily medical in nature’

Modern wheelchairs have amazing capabilities. At the push of a button, they can position a user in a “standing” position, or elevate someone to eye level with a non-disabled person. …