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WEEKLY SUMMARY 6TH MARCH 2023

Updated: May 26, 2023

MENTAL HEALTH Can A.I. Treat Mental Illness?New computer systems aim to peer inside our heads—and to help us fix what they find there. Can A.I. Treat Mental Illness? | The New...

OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES KAGGLE DATASETSExplore, analyze, and share quality data. Learn more about data types, creating, and collaborating https://www.kaggle.com/datasets OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES Digital Health in the Circular Economy (DiCE)Electronic waste (e-waste) from digital health devices is a complex and growing problem requiring a holistic solution. E-waste from... OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES The World Health Data HubWe're transforming data processes at WHO for the benefit of all. https://data.who.int/

HEALTHCARE Half of world on track to be overweight by 2035More than half the world's population will be classed as obese or overweight by 2035 if action is not taken, the World Obesity Federation...


BREAKTHROUGH Artifical intelligence approach may help detect Alzheimer's disease from routine brain imaging testsAlthough investigators have made strides in detecting signs of Alzheimer's disease using high-quality brain imaging tests collected as...

AI AI model accurately predicts cancer patient survival with more readily available doctor's notesA team of researchers from the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) model that...

TELEHEALTH & REMOTE MONITORING Telemedicine in Ukraine Is Showing That High-Tech Isn’t Always BetterWe’re seeing remarkable advances in telemedicine stemming from the international aid response to the war in Ukraine. What have we learned...

OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES Digital Health Regulatory PathwaysThe DiMe Digital Health Regulatory Pathways team has developed three interactive toolkits and a glossary to aid your understanding of...

AI Lack of studies limit the integration of artificial intelligence into the clinicIn a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers in Australia, Finland, and New Zealand reviewed the translational...

REVIEWS, SURVEYS, PREDICTIONS Cost is driving patients away from adopting digital health technologiesFifty-eight percent of healthcare practitioners say digital health applications lessen burdens on health systems, but only 44 percent say...

TRIALS, EVIDENCE & REGULATION Digital Health Regulatory Pathways ExplainedEvidence-based digital health tools are critical in driving toward trustworthy products that benefit patients. And regulatory approval is...

ENGAGEMENT AND BEHAVIOUR Product Innovation: Why End Users Can’t Be Afterthoughts in 2023To drive adoption, digital health solutions must solve real user problems, which means users cannot b


BREAKTHROUGH AI is dreaming up drugs that no one has ever seen. Now we’ve got to see if they work.AI automation throughout the drug development pipeline is opening up the possibility of faster, cheaper pharmaceuticals....

MENTAL HEALTH Why Generative AI Is Not Yet Ready for Mental HealthcareKey points Amidst some extreme examples of badly behaving generative AIs, it’s easy to dismiss the utility of all similar tech used in...

BREAKTHROUGH Wearable sweat analysis to determine biological ageA real-time, noninvasive, and clinically applicable aging test in humans has yet to be established. Herein we propose a sweat- and...

OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES VR/AR Association (VRARA)The VR/AR Association (VRARA) is an international organization designed to foster collaboration between solution providers and end-users...

MENTAL HEALTH 8 digitally enabled therapies to treat depression and anxiety conditionally recommendeD BY NICEEight digital enabled therapies to treat depression and anxiety disorders in adults have been conditionally recommended by NICE in draft...

TELEHEALTH & REMOTE MONITORING The Future Belongs to Remote Patient MonitoringThe bionic woman and the bionic man are no longer fictional TV characters. With the help of state-of-the-art digital technology, they’re...

REVIEWS, SURVEYS, PREDICTIONS Using Digital Health Technology to Prevent and Treat DiabetesThis article is our annual attempt to highlight the key papers written in the prior 12 months (i.e., between July 1, 2021, and June 30,...

BREAKTHROUGH Using AI for early diagnosis of cardiovascular diseaseResearchers may be able to predict cardiovascular disease – such as arterial fibrillation and heart failure – in patients by using...

CHANGE & INNOVATION In these hard times we should accelerate digital transformation, not put it on holdHealthcare professionals are working flat out to provide care – which makes it the ‘perfect’ time to digitally transform services, says...

CHANGE & INNOVATION It’s time for healthcare to finally embrace total transformationWhile many organizations are adopting incremental changes to survive in this difficult landscape, the r


TELEHEALTH & REMOTE MONITORING A systematic review to explore how exercise-based physiotherapy via telemedicine can promote healthTo conduct a systematic review to evaluate the effects of physiotherapy exercises delivered via telemedicine on lung function and...

DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS Interventions Aimed at Enhancing HCP’s Behavior Toward the Prescription of Mobile HEALTH APPSThis study aimed to classify and evaluate interventions aimed at encouraging HCPs to prescribe mHealth apps. JMIR mHealth and uHealth -...

DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS Digital health tools propel chronic condition management to a new age of careInnovations in digital health, such as artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled data insights, telehealth appointments, remote asynchronous...

DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS Digital Therapeutics: Holistic Approach In Addressing Poor Metabolic HealthWith a rapid rise in lifestyle and metabolic health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and hypertension, the usage of digital...

BREAKTHROUGH Can mind-controlled VR games help stroke patients?A system which can translate human brain activity into actions without any physical movement is being developed by a neurotech firm...

REVIEWS, SURVEYS, PREDICTIONS A scoping review to assess the effects of virtual reality in medical education and clinical careDue to the challenges and restrictions posed by COVID-19 pandemic, technology and digital solutions played an important role in the...

WEARABLES “one-size-fits-most” walking recognition method for smartphones, watches, wearable accelerometersWe propose a walking recognition method for sub-second tri-axial accelerometer data, in which activity classification is based on the...

REVIEWS, SURVEYS, PREDICTIONS The Public’s Use of Health Apps and Wearables Has Increased in Recent Years.40% of U.S. adults said they use health applications, and another 35% use wearables, both up from late-2018 surveys Use of Health Apps...

COMPANIES & INVESTORS The executive’s guide to new-business buildingHow to master the most important growth game The executive’s guide to new-business building | McKinsey AI 60% of patients uncomfortable with AI in healthcare settings, survey findsAbout six in 10 U.S. adults said they would feel uncomfortable if their provider used artificial in

MENTAL HEALTH Digital Mental Health Interventions Show Potential Benefits for Adults With Intellectual DisabilityGiven the right opportunity, digital mental health interventions (DMHI) have the potential to support adults with intellectual...

TELEHEALTH & REMOTE MONITORING The telemedicine community readiness model—successful telemedicine implementation and scale-upTo successfully scale-up telemedicine initiatives (TIs), communities play a crucial role. To empower communities fulfilling this role and...







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