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Otsuka Launches Pivotal Trial of Digital Therapeutics for Depression

Article Excerpt: Otsuka Pharmaceutical is launching a virtual study to see if digital therapeutics can reduce depression symptoms. It’s the next step in a partnership between the Tokyo-based drugmaker and Click Therapeutics, a digital health startup that is developing programs for smoking cessation, depression and insomnia.

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Article Source: MedCityNews


2020 ACM Fellows Recognized for Work that Underpins Contemporary Computing

Article Excerpt: ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named 95 members ACM Fellows for wide-ranging and fundamental contributions in areas including artificial intelligence, cloud computing, computer graphics, computational biology, data science, human-computer interaction, software engineering, theoretical computer science, and virtual reality, among other areas. The accomplishments of the 2020 ACM Fellows have driven innovations that ushered in significant improvements across many areas of technology, industry, and personal life.

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Article Source: Street Insider


New Smart Fabric Can Identify Fruits And Help With Watering The Plants

Article Excerpt: A team of researchers from Dartmouth College and Microsoft Research has designed a smart table cloth that can detect various non-metallic objects ranging from avocadoes to credit cards. This new fabric is named as Capacitivo…“This research has the potential to change the way people interact with computing through everyday soft objects made of fabrics,” said Xing-Dong Yang, an assistant professor and senior author for the study.

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Article Source: AtomsTalk


Technology-Based CBT Provides Innovative Options for SUD Treatment

Article Excerpt: Using technology to deliver CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) is a new approach that is being used to break down barriers of the past that confined treatment options to in-person therapy.

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Article Source: Psych Congress Network


UNM Professor Uses Computational Simulations to Advance Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Article Excerpt: A research project is underway at The University of New Mexico that investigates a potentially groundbreaking way to treat drug addiction using computational modeling to understand the role of the PICK1 protein in the brain of an individual suffering from drug addiction.

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Article Source: UNM Newsroom


Toolkits Use Prescription Drug Claims Data to Combat Opioid Misuse

Article Excerpt: The Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS OIG) has developed two toolkits to identify certain patients at risk of opioid misuse or overdose using prescription drug claims data. The toolkits provide highly technical information to assist the public and private sectors – including Medicare Part D plan sponsors, private health plans, and State Medicaid Fraud Control Units – with analyzing their own prescription drug claims data to help combat the opioid crisis.

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Article Source: Health IT Analytics


FDA Approves Digital Therapeutics Technologies to Treat Patient Behavioral Conditions That Interfere with Positive Healthcare Outcomes

Article Excerpt: Digital therapeutics (DTx), a growing trend in life sciences technology, is emerging as a popular form of connected healthcare physicians can use to transform patient behavior and improve clinical outcomes. This development may create opportunities for IT-savvy clinical laboratories. The software applications (apps) and hardware monitoring devices involved in digital therapeutics enable physicians and patients to target and alter specific behaviors that affect certain medical conditions, such as substance abuse or depression.

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Article Source: Dark Daily


Computer Game To Assist Clinicians In Diagnosing Mental Health Disorders

Article Excerpt: A team of researchers led by CSIRO’s Data61, the data and digital specialist arm of Australia’s national science agency, have developed a novel technique that could assist psychiatrists and other clinicians to diagnose and characterize complex mental health disorders, potentially enabling more effective treatments.

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Article Source: Medical Xpress


FDA Clarifies How It Will Regulate Digital Health And Artificial Intelligence

Article Excerpt: The Food and Drug Administration has issued new guidelines on how it will regulate mobile health software and products that use artificial intelligence to help doctors decide how to treat patients. The guidelines, contained in a pair of documents released Thursday morning, clarify the agency’s intent to focus its oversight powers on AI decision-support products that are meant to guide treatment of serious or critical conditions, but whose rationale cannot be independently evaluated by doctors.

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Article Source: Stat News