HEALTH CARE WEEK IN REVIEW: Digital Experience Is Important For Younger Patients, An App That Can Catch Early Signs Of Eye Disease, AI Accelerates Pneumonia Diagnosis, Human Body Cells Can Sense and Adapt to Oxygen Levels

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Here's The Latest in Health Care:

• Digital services for patients are no longer just a nice to have, especially among those under the age of 25. A new study found that patients aged 18-24 are three times more likely to switch providers based on a poor digital experience than those over the age of 65.   Read More

• Snapping a picture of your child for Instagram could end up preventing devastating loss of vision. A new smartphone app is using artificial intelligence to detect early signs of several serious eye diseases in children such as retinoblastoma, pediatric cataracts, and Coats' disease.  Read More

• Radiologists can now accurately detect pneumonia from a chest x-ray in less than 10 seconds using artificial intelligence. This represents an enormous improvement from previous averages of 20 minutes or more, allowing the treatment process to get underway quicker for patients in the ER.  Read More

• The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to three physician-scientists for their discoveries of how human body cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability. Their work is expected to make a huge impact in the fight against cancer, playing a major role in new treatments.  Read More

Each Friday, Signor Goat reports the latest from the week in health care. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of health care news. Brought to you by pMD, innovators in charge capture, secure messaging, clinical communication, and care navigation software.

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