Health

China’s Zhejiang Processes $6M via DLT Medical Billing Platform

China’s Zhejiang province has processed nearly $6 million via a blockchain medical billing platform using Ant Financial’s blockchain technology, Chinese publication QNSB reports on Nov. 18. Successfully piloted in 2018, the blockchain-enabled platform allows citizens to make doctor’s appointments, get prescriptions as well as pay, record and store their medical bills online. At a local …

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Google has access to detailed health records on tens of millions of Americans

Enlarge / Mountain View, Calif. – May 21, 2018: Exterior view of a Googleplex building, the corporate headquarters complex of Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc. Getty Images / zphotos Google quietly partnered last year with Ascension—the country’s second-largest health system—and has since gained access to detailed medical records on tens of millions of …

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Microsoft AI helps diagnose cervical cancer faster

Sponsored Links Chinnapong via Getty Images In some cases, AI-assisted cancer detection might be more than a convenience — it could be the key to getting a diagnosis in the first place. Microsoft and SRL Diagnostics have developed an AI tool that helps detect cervical cancer, freeing doctors in India and other countries where the …

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China tells online stores to stop selling e-cigarettes

Sponsored Links WANG ZHAO/AFP via Getty Images E-cigarette sales bans are quickly becoming an international phenomenon. China’s tobacco regulators have asked online shopping companies to “temporarily” close online stores that sell e-cigarettes — effectively, it’s banning e-cig sales on the internet. Officials argued in the notice that this was to protect the “physical and mental …

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Get ready to hear about Quip’s new floss dispenser on all your podcasts

Sponsored Links Quip The podcasts you listen to will never be the same. That’s because one of the biggest advertisers in the space, toothbrush subscription startup Quip, finally has a new product. On Tuesday, the company announced a refillable floss dispenser simply called Floss. You can buy the dispenser for $20 in four metallic colors: …

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How Blockchain Can Help Doctors Take Better Care of You

The current health care system — from its arduous processes to its lack of coherency — prevents doctors from providing patients with the best care and negatively impacts the care they already deliver. Medical professionals are burdened with attempting to coordinate health care in a system that simply isn’t designed for it. Around the world, …

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Blockchain Healthcare Firm Wins US National Science Foundation Grant

New England-based blockchain firm SimplyVital Health, Inc. has received a $225,000 grant from the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) to research integration of its protocol Nexus with the Graphene protocol. The NSF awarded the grant as part of its Small Business Programs, which contributes $200 million annually to innovative startups and small businesses, according …

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Floating LED art illustrates the quality of NYC’s water

Sponsored Links Playlab/Family New York/Floating Point You don’t have to check a website to find out whether or not New York City’s water is healthy — for the next few months, you just have to take a look at some art in the water itself. Playlab, Family New York and Floating Point have debuted a …

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MediConnect Completes PoC to Track Medication Through the Supply Chain

Blockchain startup MediConnect has completed the workflow for the Proof-of-Concept (PoC) designed to track medications through the supply chain and begun integration of online pharmacy UK Meds’ processes to its platform. Tracking medication through the supply chain Per a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 26, MediConnect established a foundation and methodology for proof …

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Tech Startup Nebula Genomics Launches Blockchain-Based DNA Sequencing

Tech startup Nebula Genomics is launching DNA sequencing using blockchain, which eliminates the need for customers to reveal personal information. Per a blog post published on Sept. 19, Nebula has rolled out anonymous genetic testing, enabling clients to purchase whole-genome sequencing and provide their saliva samples without the need to share their personal data such …

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