UK’s NHS Will Use Amazon Alexa to Deliver Official Health Advice to Patients in the United Kingdom

Since Alexa is now programed to be compliant with HIPAA privacy rules, it’s likely similar voice assistance technologies will soon become available in US healthcare as well Shortages of physicians and other types of caregivers—including histopathologists and pathology laboratory workers—in the United Kingdom (UK) has the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) seeking alternate ways to get patients needed health and medical information. This has prompted a partnership with Amazon to use the Alexa...

Pathologists and Clinical Lab Scientists: Design a Modern ‘Tricorder’ and You Could Win $10 Million from the X Prize Foundation!

X Prize organizers want to encourage the creation of a personal diagnostic device that can do medical laboratory-quality testing in patients’ homes Pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists with an inventive streak have the opportunity to win a $10-million prize, but only if they can develop an effective portable diagnostic device like the “Tricorder” featured in the original Star Trek television series of the 1960s. This $10-million competition is called the Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE....

Legal Fight over Gene Patents in AMP vs. Myriad Case to Be Subject of Oral Hearings at the Supreme Court, Just Months after Its Ruling in Prometheus Case

Both pathology profession and biotech industry have much at stake in how Supreme Court rules in this important case involving the patentability of genes Legal challenges to gene patents are a high interest topic among pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists who perform genetic testing. Two high profile cases involving gene patents were accepted by the Supreme Court. A ruling was made in one case and the second case is continuing. The Supreme Court issued a ruling in one case, titled...
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