How AI may hold the key to faster rare disease diagnosis

Leveraging artificial intelligence can shave years off the difficult process of diagnosing a rare disease. By safely sharing patient data, more will benefit globally. Source: How AI may hold the key to faster rare disease diagnosis

Brain morphology predicts social intelligence in wild cleaner fish

Nature Communications, Published online: 21 December 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-20130-2 The causes and consequences of social intelligence are challenging to establish. A study on wild cleaner fish reports that large forebrains enable individuals to score higher in a social competence test, suggesting forebrain size is important for complex social decision-making. Source: Brain morphology predicts social intelligence in […]

New ONC initiative aims to standardize patient address formats

Launching in 2021, the ONC’s Project US@ aims to enhance efforts to correctly link patients with their health data — a key part of interoperability — by standardizing the way patients’ mailing addresses are formatted. Source: New ONC initiative aims to standardize patient address formats

Healthcare Data Breaches to Triple in 2021

Data breaches in the healthcare industry are likely to triple in volume in the coming year, according to a new report by Black Book Market Research . The „2020 State of the Healthcare Cybersecurity Industry“ report is based on a survey of 2,464 security professionals from 705 provider organizations. Source: Healthcare Data Breaches to Triple […]

Healthcare AI investment continues, but results are sluggish

A KLAS report released this week found that few organizations have settled on any particular artificial intelligence vendor as their choice going forward. Instead, said the report, most are using a mishmash of software and tools in order to fulfill their AI and machine learning needs … Source: https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/healthcare-ai-investment-continues-results-are-sluggish

The indispensable role of the cerebellum in visual divergent thinking

This study explored the neural basis of visual divergent thinking from a novel point of view and examined the functional brain connectivity of the inner-cerebellar and cerebello-cerebral regions underlying creative thinking in terms of brain-behaviour correlations and group differences. Source: The indispensable role of the cerebellum in visual divergent thinking

What payers need to know about FHIR

The Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) data-exchange standard has generated headlines in health information technology circles for the last several years, but its inclusion in recently finalized federal patient access and interoperability rules has led to a surge in interest across the broader healthcare industry – and it’s now mandatory for payers. Source: What payers […]

Transcriptome-wide analysis and modelling of prognostic alternative splicing signatures in invasive breast cancer: a prospective clinical study

Aberrant alternative splicing (AS) has been highly involved in the tumorigenesis and progression of most cancers. The potential role of AS in invasive breast cancer (IBC) remains largely unknown. In this study, RNA sequencing of IBC samples from The Cancer Genome Atlas was acquired … Source: http://feeds.nature.com/~r/srep/rss/current/~3/fb46DUk1eKc/s41598-020-73700-1