What did Johns Hopkins Medicine’s data trust administrator do when faced with the challenge of protecting patient privacy while using records to improve care and facilitate research?
Window-shopping, buying a coffee, searching for a restroom—all of these activities are traced, timed and tracked in a smart city like Quayside, Toronto. And the concept of a data trust doesn’t address the thorny question of who owns the data that’s gathered and whether people can opt out in a meaningful way.
Columbus, Ohio faces many of the same issues as other midsize and midwestern American cities: suburban sprawl, increased commute times, and a lack of accessible public transit and walkability. Will smart technology be enough to solve those issues and more?
Combining artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies with meditation and mindfulness training is helping patients and mental health professionals more precisely calibrate treatment plans, likely leading to industry-wide improvements.
At a refugee camp far from home, a man passes through an iris scanning terminal to deduct the amount owed for groceries from his digital wallet. This biometric procedure and uniquely assigned digital wallet are part of a blockchain-based food aid system fueled by the United Nations. Could different humanitarian arms of the UN use blockchain as well?
Do you rely on a wearable device to track your daily activity, heart rate and sleep quality? Emerging technologies like AI, IoT and VR are helping “welltech” companies take a more holistic approach to overall wellness. (Part 1 of 2 in a series)
Using big data, the city of Chicago deploys its health inspectors to the establishments at highest risk first and allows inspectors to discover violations 25 percent faster.