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Working on a new Rx—for video games

Working on a new Rx—for video games

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 14, 2017

Working in partnership with the University of California at San Francisco Neuroscape lab, Akili has developed a mobile game called "Project: EVO." The goal is to create a game so powerful that it could be used to help treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

DNA:​ Beyond​ storing​ genetic​ data

DNA:​ Beyond​ storing​ genetic​ data

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 11, 2017

Scientists have successfully encoded a short film (GIF) into the DNA of a living cell and recovered it later. This experiment could pave the way for engineered cells that record...

Cleveland Clinic performs first total face transplant

Cleveland Clinic performs first total face transplant

By Lydia Coutre  |  July 19, 2017

Eleven Cleveland Clinic surgeons and a team of specialists performed the hospital's first total face transplant in May, replacing 100% of the facial tissue for a 21-year-old woman who suffered from a gunshot wound as a teenager, the health system announced Tuesday, July 18.

Guest commentary: Why healthcare needs to hire more robots

Guest commentary: Why healthcare needs to hire more robots

By Jon Powell and Chris Massouras  |  June 30, 2017

In the transition to value-based care, talent management is critical. It is equally as important as cost, quality and patient experience. But one of the biggest challenges facing health organizations is employee disengagement or burnout. Technology can help with that.

Data Points: A disruptor becomes the norm

Data Points: A disruptor becomes the norm

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 22, 2017

Success in meeting new rules and regulations and benchmarks in population health management and medical research all depend on providers' ability to cull information from patient records.

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