Daniela Hernandez, Kaiser Health News

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  • June 2, 2014

    Tech titans like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple already have made huge investments in artificial intelligence to deliver tailored search results and build virtual personal assistants. That approach is starting to trickle down into health care too, thanks in part to the push under the health reform law to leverage new technologies to improve outcomes and reduce costs, and to the availability of cheaper and more powerful computers. Continue reading

  • May 16, 2014

    In California, roughly one in three hospitalized people over 34 years old has diabetes, increasing the complexity and cost of their care, according to a report released Thursday. Continue reading

  • April 7, 2014

    A free “teledentistry” program in California seeks to provide dental services for low-income patients who don’t have access to regular dental care. Low-income families are often stymied by high costs and a shortage of dentists who treat the poor. Many also face language barriers, lack legal immigration status, are afraid of dentists or have a poor understanding of what causes dental problems. Continue reading

  • March 10, 2014

    With high-risk patients hooked up to “personal data trackers” — a portable electrocardiogram built into a smartphone case, for instance — he and his researchers can track the ups and downs of patients’ conditions as they go about their lives. “It’s the real deal of what’s going on in their world from a medical standpoint,” says Topol, whose work is part of a clinical trial. “The integration of that with the classical medical record is vital.” Continue reading