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Posted:
Aug 9, 2016

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Deirdre

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An Amazon Alexa or Apple Siri for healthcare: Closer than we think?

In the musical "Hamilton," George Washington exclaims: “We are outgunned, outmanned, outnumbered, outplanned. We gotta make an all-out stand. Ayo, I’m gonna need a right-hand man.” I recently saw this performance and the remark made me think to myself: Like George and his nascent collection of...

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A Med School Teaches Science And Data Mining

Medicine, meet Big Data.  For generations, physicians have been trained in basic science and human anatomy to diagnose and treat the individual patient.  But now, massive stores of data about what works for which patients are literally changing the way medicine is practiced. “That’s how we make...

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This Is What Controversies Look Like in the Twittersphere

A new way of analyzing disagreement on social media reveals that arguments in the Twittersphere look like fireworks. Many a controversy has raged on social media platforms such as Twitter. Some last for weeks or months, others blow themselves in an afternoon. And yet most go unnoticed by most...

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How Crisis Text Line Founder Nancy Lublin Is Saving Lives, Text by Text

Three years ago Nancy Lublin had a bold idea. Today her text help line is an outstretched hand for teens, and increasingly adults, in crisis. And she's just getting started.

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IBM Creates Watson Health to Analyze Medical Data

IBM is taking its Watson artificial-intelligence technology into health care in a big way with industry partners, a pair of acquisitions and an ambitious agenda.

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Using Twitter to Tackle Cardiovascular Disease

When you think of Twitter, a zillion things probably come to mind — breaking news, personal rants, life observations — but health research probably isn’t one of them. However, the Penn Social Media and Health Innovation Lab is changing that, one tweet at a time… or rather, millions of tweets at a...

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Posted:
Mar 9, 2015

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Emily

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On the Case at Mount Sinai, It’s Dr. Data

Jeffrey Hammerbacher is a number cruncher — a Harvard math major who went from a job as a Wall Street quant to a key role at Facebook to a founder of a successful data start-up.

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