Penn Medicine News: Machine Learning-Triggered Reminders Improve End-of-Life Care for Patients with Cancer

Penn Medicine News: Machine Learning-Triggered Reminders Improve End-of-Life Care for Patients with Cancer. “Electronic nudges delivered to health care clinicians based on a machine learning algorithm that predicts mortality risk quadrupled rates of conversations with patients about their end-of-life care preferences… The study also found that the machine learning-triggered reminders significantly decreased use of aggressive chemotherapy and other systemic therapies at end of life.”

WIRED: How to Set Medication Reminders on Your Phone

WIRED: How to Set Medication Reminders on Your Phone. “Some medications come in packs organized by day, and you can always snag a cheap pill box like this one ($10), but it’s also easy to set up medication reminders on your phone. We’ll run through a few different ways you can have your Android or iPhone remind you to pop that pill and track your medications.”

9to5 Google: Google Assistant is losing the ability to set location-based reminders

9to5Google: Google Assistant is losing the ability to set location-based reminders. “This removal comes as the system behind Assistant reminders has long been quite basic. Interactions done via voice are fine, but the list UI showing you everything is quite bad on Android. It certainly looks and feels like an afterthought. In fact, the banner telling users that Google Assistant’s location reminders are going away is not even legible with the new dark theme.”

TechCrunch: Amazon launches medication management features for Alexa

TechCrunch: Amazon launches medication management features for Alexa. “The feature will allow customers to set up their own medication reminders and request voice refills using their prescription information. At launch, these capabilities are only available to customers of Giant Eagle Pharmacy, a regional retailer in the Midwest and East Coast.”