Hackers are finding creative ways to target connected medical devices

Hackers are leveraging error messages from connected medical devices — including radiology, X-ray and other imaging systems — to gain valuable insights, according to Zingbox. These insights are then used to refine the attacks, increasing the chance of successful hack. “Hackers are finding new and creative ways to target connected medical devices. We have to be in front of these …

Parkinson’s AI to speed up diagnosis

Chinese tech giant Tencent and London medical firm Medopad have teamed up to use artificial intelligence in the diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. A camera captures the way patients move their hands to determine the severity of their symptoms. The research team has trained the system with existing videos of patients who have been assessed by doctors, working with King’s College …

13 Ways to Recover WooCommerce Abandoned Cart Sales

Last updated on by Editorial Staff Are you looking for ways to recover WooCommerce abandoned cart sales? On average 60 – 80{0c9eaed65e39ec280a4f7a28d16f27c0a279cd1ff8c940ccbc196d3de05b887b} of people who “add to cart” do not end up buying. This means if you have an online store, then you’re losing out on a lot of sales. In this article, we will share proven tips to recover …

What AI’s Lifespan Boost Will Mean for the Healthcare Industry

 In early 2015, a University of California, San Diego team successfully used micro-motor powered nanobots inside live mice — without causing damage to their stomach linings, changing healthcare forever. In mid-2015, this concept was quickly advanced by mechanical engineers at Drexel University working in partnership with Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) in South Korea. What they created …

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Ecommerce Microservices: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Hardly a day goes by without an article about ecommerce microservices. Microservices is a hot new paradigm for commerce back end among many commerce practitioners. Many developers are experimenting with microservices and others are embracing them head on. Many more practitioners out there will get on the microservices bandwagon in the near future. Here is the good, the bad and …

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How to improve your e-commerce businesses in 7 steps?

First you need to go where your customers are or hang out and you can do so by advertising on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. In addition you can use some of the customer acquisition methods below: 1. Customer Acquisition Methods Online:(i). Google Adwords Campaigns – Hire an expert to run the campaigns on your behalf.(ii).. Facebook Ad Campaigns – Hire …

Alexa, I Feel Sick … Can Big Tech Solve the Growing Crisis in Healthcare?

Healthcare costs are much higher in the U.S. than in comparable countries, but we’re sicker and die younger. There is a lot of room for improvement. It’s pretty clear, the U.S. healthcare system is in need of a major upgrade. Spending increased 4.3 percent in 2016 to $9,024 per capita and accounted for 17.9 percent of the GDP. To give …

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Philips will challenge tech giants to bring blockchain to healthcare

How far can you trust the institutions and organizations that hold your sensitive medical information? Earlier this month, the Canadian government fined the manager of a pharmacy for using the provincial Drug Information System to snoop on the confidential medical history of friends, family, and coworkers. A few weeks earlier, the Orlando Orthopaedic Center reported that a misconfiguration in its servers …

Importance of Social Media Marketing for Ecommerce Businesses

Social media is so popular these days that nearly half of people in the world have a Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account. More than 2 billion people use Facebook, and 80{0c9eaed65e39ec280a4f7a28d16f27c0a279cd1ff8c940ccbc196d3de05b887b} of them follow at least one business brand. That’s right. More Facebook users follow e-commerce businesses than celebrities. What is the impact of social media on e-commerce businesses? Marketing …

Technologies That Will Shape Ecommerce Loyalty Programs in 2018 and Beyond

Loyalty programs are popping up all over the retail space. Implementing a loyalty program can improve relationships with existing customers as well as attract new customers and increase your sales. We look at five technologies that will shape ecommerce loyalty programs and be successful for any business. #1 Digital (mobile) wallets Consumers are turning increasingly to their mobile devices to …

Healthcare: Leveraging tech and minimising data risks

As country like Singapore’s population ages, the country is putting greater focus on healthcare innovation and greater investments into digital health. The Smart Nation initiative is one such example that has greatly impacted the healthcare sector in expanding provider capabilities and ensuring the best care is available to Singaporeans. For the elderly and those with disabilities for example, developments in …

Voice tech is coming to healthcare

  New ways of communicating are making their way into the healthcare space. Voice technology is one such example, and its pros and cons were highlighted at the Voice.Health Summit at the Connected Health Conference in Boston on October 17. Despite society’s interest in and reliance on voice assistants like Alexa and Siri, healthcare is still in the nascent stages of using …

How Not to Fail in Ecommerce Business

Failing is an integral part of doing business, and there is nothing wrong with it. But, if you “continue” to fail in your ecommerce businesses, you are doing something wrong – over and over again! Businesses are all about taking risks. When doing business – you think, you analyse, you get in and execute. Sometimes you win. Sometimes you fail. …

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Medical device manufacturers need to say what’s in their products

The FDA wants medical device manufacturers to package their products with a list of their hardware and software components, according to new draft guidance on medical device cybersecurity. The “cybersecurity bill of materials,” as the FDA is calling it, would help end users keep a closer eye on the security of their medical devices, making sure there are proper safeguards …

93% of Healthcare Execs Seeking Improved Data Analytics

 Healthcare organizations looking to improve the quality of their data assets are actively seeking ways to leverage data for clinical analytics and population health management, according to a new poll from Black Book. Ninety-three percent of hospital and physician financial executives believe it is critical to explore new ways to use data analytics to support value-based reimbursement and meet the …

The Ultimate Guide to Ecommerce SEO That You Must Follow

So, there’s no second thought that ranking higher than your competitors on Google is a must. But, for the same, you need to work with well reputed SEO agency that can provide you with eCommerce SEO consultation services. Their team of experts plan and implement strong eCommerce SEO strategy that not only helps you rank First on the search engine …

Is emotional support part of AI’s future in healthcare?

The uses for artificial intelligence have been sprouting up all over the healthcare field, from reading images to automating work flows. Now some researchers are looking to use that technology to move beyond the analytical tasks and move into providing a more human touch. “There is one view that we can allow these AI [tools] to deal with data and …

8 Ways to Increase Conversions from Mobile Users

If you’ve invested the time in making your website’s mobile version more shopper-friendly, you should start seeing better returns. Mobile users have long exceeded visitors on desktops and tablets in respect to catalog browsing. But, finally, the number of mobile purchasers is increasing. A recent study by Wolfgang Digital, an Ireland-based research firm, reported that year-over-year mobile sales grew by …

How to Add Real World Experience to Your Ecommerce Site

With the constant comparisons of the virtual world to the real world in terms of generating interest around products and a consistent customer experience, there is a challenge that every entrepreneur needs to rise to. This is especially prudent in the e-commerce world. Online shopping has overtaken the brick and mortar stores of yesteryear. And the reasons why are glaringly …

Metro Detroit doctor is changing the game when it comes to healthcare coverage

A metro Detroit Doctor is doing something different in health care. He’s making it affordable and more personal for his patients. In today’s day and age, it’s so difficult to get an appointment with your doctor at the last minute. Even as a physician,  Dr. Paul Thomas became frustrated with the entire health care system. After doing some research, he created a health care …

How to Increase Your Ecommerce Product Sales with Shoppable Posts on Instagram

How often do people visit your website? To be a successful ecommerce shop, you need to rely on website traffic that leads to conversions. That said, the same people probably aren’t navigating to your website every day. Even your most loyal customers don’t have a reason to visit your site on a daily basis. You can’t blame them for this. …

Machine learning cuts surgical infections by 74 percent

By applying predictive analytics and machine learning techniques to patient data and real-time data from operating theatres the University of Iowa Hospital in the US managed to reduce the incidence of wound infections acquired during surgery by 74 percent. The hospital has now spun-off a company, Dash Analytics, to commercialise its technology. Dr John Cromwell, associate chief medical officer at …

7 of the Best Ways to Optimize an Ecommerce Product Page to Boost Conversions

You can even include a 360-degree shot or a video that shows off all of the important features of your product. You should also include a few in-context or lifestyle images of your product. It helps your customers form an emotional connection by visualizing a product as their own. It is a great way to tell visitors how they can …

19 Powerful Ways To Use Artificial Intelligence In Ecommerce

Unless you have been burrowed deep underground for the last couple of years, you’ve most likely heard of artificial intelligence (AI). But how can we use artificial intelligence in ecommerce? In this article, we share powerful and practical ways that retail businesses are using AI in the world of online shopping. AI is beginning to embed itself into all aspects …

Why Your Health Insurer Doesn’t Care About Your Big Bills

Michael Frank ran his finger down his medical bill, studying the charges and pausing in disbelief. The numbers didn’t make sense. His recovery from a partial hip replacement had been difficult. He had iced and elevated his leg for weeks. He had pushed his 49-year-old body, limping and wincing, through more than a dozen physical therapy sessions. The last thing …

Offline Sales Tips for Online Merchants

Many brick-and-mortar stores have found success in migrating online. But the trend has reversed somewhat. Pure-play ecommerce companies are finding success with physical stores. We addressed the topic last month, in “Ecommerce Merchants Embrace Brick-and-mortar.” We cited the example of Warby Parker, which found that having locations for customers to try on glasses led to higher conversions. In this post, …

London hospitals to replace doctors and nurses with AI for some tasks

  One of the country’s biggest hospitals has unveiled sweeping plans to use artificial intelligence to carry out tasks traditionally performed by doctors and nurses, from diagnosing cancer on CT scans to deciding which A&E patients are seen first. The three-year partnership between University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and the Alan Turing Institute aims to bring the benefits of the …