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Artificial intelligence is the technology that enables a digital device to recognize, understand, and respond. In the case of machine learning, you can add to that the ability to make decisions and learn to change its “thinking” and behavior as it analyzes petabytes of data received from the cloud. Here are seven ways AI and machine learning are transforming healthcare. 

There are many factors that can lead to a global epidemic or health crisis. Expanding international trade introduces new health risks. The distribution chain has resulted in potential international outbreaks secondary to foodborne infections, poor-quality pharmaceuticals, and even contaminated consumer goods. Moreover, there are health issues that affect us individually but in large enough numbers they represent a bigger issue, such as obesity and drug use. These 7 global health issues are ones to watch in 2017.

Top 9 Influential Millennial Healthcare Trends They are the largest generation in the United States and because of that, they have influence over just about every industry and sector. Healthcare is not an exception. In the coming years, we will see changes in healthcare delivery and branding that are reflective of the Millennial mindset. Check out these nine Millennial healthcare trends.

The media stresses the importance of a healthy digestive tract and how it benefits the immune system and other areas of the body. Physicians may suggest a high-fiber diet to help the heart muscle and the digestive tract simultaneously. However, patients never hear their cardiologist stress why yogurt helps one of the most vital organs, the heart. Studies are now indicating a correlation between digestive health and the heart.

Viruses excel at mutating for one, simple reason--they want to survive. Although not technically classified as a "living" organism, viruses rise from the dead when they encounter a living host cell, attach their surface proteins to a cell's membrane and inject genetic elements (either RNA or DNA) into the cell.  Within RNA/DNA material are instructions "telling" the host cell to manufacture more viruses, which rapidly spread and infect as many host cells as possible.

Nearly 100 years ago, you wouldn't have expected mold would have been used as a medication. Today, governments and insurance companies are making it more difficult for doctors to receive reimbursements for services, which is where medical billing services come into play. Not to mention, who would have guessed today the government would sell health insurance policies, and surgeries would be performed by robots? In 2016, many other trends are further enhancing the healthcare field. 

Four advantages of open access schedulingIn 2015 we had the switch to ICD-10. It looks like there will be more changes in 2016 with patients becoming customers/consumers and driving more personalized medicine. MediGain has been searching through various newsletters and websites to bring you these top trends developing in the healthcare sector for the upcoming year.