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AI Could Detect Cancer in Chest X-Rays

AI Could Detect Cancer in Chest X-Rays

By Stephen Beech via SWNS

Artificial intelligence can help spot early signs of cancer in chest x-rays, according to a new study.

Scientists found that a state-of-the-art AI tool can identify normal and abnormal chest x-rays in a clinical setting.

AI Could Detect Cancer in Chest X-Rays

Scientists said that an AI tool could accurately differentiate between normal and abnormal chest x-rays. (Photo via SWNS)

Chest X-rays are used to diagnose several conditions to do with the heart and lungs.

An abnormal chest X-ray can be an indication of a range of conditions, including cancer and chronic lung diseases.

Scientists say that an AI tool that can accurately differentiate between normal and abnormal chest X-rays would greatly reduce the heavy workload of radiologists.

Study co-author Dr. Louis Lind Plesner said: “There is an exponentially growing demand for medical imaging, especially cross-sectional such as CT and MRI.

“Meanwhile, there is a global shortage of trained radiologists.

“Artificial intelligence has shown great promise, but should always be thoroughly tested before any implementation.”

Dr. Plesner and his colleagues wanted to determine the reliability of using an AI tool that can identify normal and abnormal chest X-rays.

They used a commercially available AI tool to analyze the chest X-rays of 1,529 patients from four hospitals in Denmark.

Chest X-rays were included from emergency department patients, in-hospital patients and outpatients.

The X-rays were classified by the AI tool as either “high-confidence normal” or “not high-confidence normal,” as in normal and abnormal, respectively.

Two board-certified radiologists were used as the reference standard. A third radiologist was used in cases of disagreements.

Of the 429 chest X-rays that were classified as normal, 120 (28 percent) were also classified by the AI tool as normal. Those X-rays – 7.8 percent of the total – could be potentially safely automated by an AI tool.

The AI tool identified abnormal chest X-rays with a 99.1 percent of sensitivity.

Dr. Plesner, from the Department of Radiology at the Herlev and Gentofte Hospital in Copenhagen, said: “The most surprising finding was just how sensitive this AI tool was for all kinds of chest disease.

“In fact, we could not find a single chest X-ray in our database where the algorithm made a major mistake.

“Furthermore, the AI tool had a sensitivity overall better than the clinical board-certified radiologists.”

He said the AI tool performed particularly well at identifying normal X-rays of the outpatient group at a rate of 11.6 percent.

Dr. Plesener said the findings, published in the journal Radiology, suggest that the AI model would perform especially well in outpatient settings with a high prevalence of normal chest X-rays.

He added: “Chest X-rays are one of the most common imaging examinations performed worldwide.

“Even a small percentage of automatization can lead to saved time for radiologists, which they can prioritize on more complex matters.”

The editorial on the topic praised the potential to take care of 7.8% of all the normal readings for the radiologists, one of the key findings of the study, but suggests that as a labor-saving device, more research is needed to ensure radiologists aren’t putting patients at risk for a mere 7.8% reduction in workload.


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2023 Innovations That Will Change Business

2023 Innovations That Will Change Business

New technologies, evolving customer demands, societal shifts, and the COVID-19 pandemic are rapidly changing the business landscape. These factors paved the way for new innovations that can help companies cope with the demands of their target audience using technology and modern resources.

2023 Innovations that will change businesses

1. Adoption of Disruptive Technology

Robots that have Artificial Intelligence powers are said to be rising this year. Now that these robots can now accomplish tasks previously completed by humans only, employers are left to figure out the balance between the robots and their human employees.

When employers properly know what roles and responsibilities robots and humans have respectively, their business will surely flourish.

Now that everything seems to be possibly done online, cyber security has been strengthened.

However, since work has been almost done entirely remotely, different kinds of cyberattacks have been destructing the systems and software of businesses, whether they may be start-ups or have been in the industry for years.

3. Professional Employer Organization

Professional Employer Organizations, aka PEO, will be on the rise this 2023.

PEOs provide companies with HR and admin tasks and functions. Some of these functions are but are not limited to payroll, benefits, taxes, training, and compensation.PEOs are considered to be co-employment to companies. With these arrangements, start-ups no longer need to worry about mastering the whole aspects of human resource management. Instead, businesses can now focus on improving their growth.

PEOs for start-ups are considered to be one of the most important innovations for this year because it allows businesses to focus on marketing and strategizing their products or services. Removing the unnecessary burden that HR tasks and functions bring to employers and employees.

4. Remote Work

OK not new but trending nonetheless. This trend is real because it serves vested interests on both sides of the equation, especially as US continues to fail to manage traffic (and associated pollution), healthcare and childcare, which are all intertwined with remote work.

5. Going Virtual

Virtual Interfaces via AR(artificial reality), VR (virtual reality) or even Metaverse will be evolving. This is at the nexus of the natural progression of digital evolution and easy adoption especially true with hardware costs expected to fall below the $400 threshold. “You got your goggles?” will be the new “can we Zoom?” call to action.

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Must Know Cyber Stats For 2021

Must Know Cyber Stats For 2021

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is intended to raise employee awareness in every way possible.

It’s never been more important for cybersecurity to be top of mind for all of us. We are all connected to the internet both professionally and personally, therefore, we are all exposed to the bad guys. To that end,  it’s important that we know how to prevent cybersecurity attacks and what it means to do our part and be Cyber Smart.


  • The U.S government allocated an estimated $18.78 billion for cybersecurity spending in 2021.
  • Damage related to cybercrime is projected to hit $10.5 trillion annually by 2025.
  • 64% of Americans have never checked to see if they were personally affected by a data breach.
  • 16% of healthcare providers reporting having “fully functional” security programs.
  • In April 2020, Google blocked 18 million daily malware and phishing emails related to COVID.
  • 89% of healthcare organizations had patient data lost or stolen in the past two years.
  • Google has registered 2,145,013 phishing sites as of January 17, 2021.  This is up from 1,690,000 on January 19, 2020.
  • 20% of organizations said they faced a security breach as a result of a remote worker.


Norton LifeLock Advantage     

We are excited to announce a new partnership with NortonLifeLock for SMB with two or more employees, provide a cybersecurity offering to their employees. As a global leader in consumer cyber safety, NortonLifeLock has built a comprehensive and easy-to-use integrated portfolio that prevents, detects, and responds to cyber threats and cybercriminals in today’s digital world. With over four decades of experience in cybersecurity and identity theft protection, NortonLifeLock helps people live their digital lives safely and has earned the trust of over 80 million users in more than 150 countries. Learn more in this short video.

Everyday actions including online shopping, banking, and even simply browsing the internet can expose your clients’ personal information and make them more vulnerable to cybercriminals. Since cybercrime has evolved, NortonLifeLock has evolved as well. LifeLock, a leader in identity theft protection, and Norton, a pioneer in consumer cybersecurity, are now one company. Their innovative employee benefit plans will help protect an employee’s identity, personal information, and connected devices against the myriad of threats they may face in their digitally connected homes, workplaces, and when using public Wi-Fi.

If you see something say something.  The bad guys only have to get it right once, we need to get it right every time!

Our WIA Cyber Team and helpdesk are here to help our clients. . Take a company audit, your preparedness is your responsibility.


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2023 Innovations That Will Change Business

Preparing for a Telehealth Visit

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth (or telemedicine)—healthcare via phone, email, video, and other technologies—is moving from a trend to the mainstream.  Virtual doctor’s appointments are nothing new, but they’re certainly becoming more popular. Have you reaped the benefits of your telehealth options? Did you know that virtual visits have nearly tripled to 37% from 10 years ago and that 85% of patients are satisfied?Preparing for Telehealth Visit

Meeting online means you can check in with your provider from the comfort of your home — but you’ll want to make sure you make the most of that face time. 

There are many ways to make telemedicine work for you. Here are five tips to prepare for a virtual appointment.

  • Prepare some talking points. Make a list of your symptoms and concerns. Your appointment will likely last for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the reason for your visit.
  • Do a practice run. You don’t want a faulty internet or audio connection during your visit. Check that your device is running properly, and set yourself up in a quiet, well-lit area before your appointment begins.
  • Write down your questions. Don’t hesitate to speak up during your visit. Ask your provider for clarification, next steps and anything else you feel you may need.
  • Take your vitals, if necessary. Your doctor might ask you to take your pulse, temperature and blood pressure before your appointment. Double-check if you should do so manually or with an app on your phone.
  • Get a post-visit summary. It can be easy to forget the details of your visit. Before signing off, ask for an overview of what you discussed, including any care and medication instructions.

While Telehealth appointments can be a great way to see a doctor without leaving your home, there are some cases where an in-person visit is necessary. Therefore, don’t be surprised if the provider directs you to make a follow-up appointment with your local doctor or, if urgent, to go to the local emergency room or urgent care center.

Do you have questions about your health care? Or do you need more guidance about your telemedicine options? Get in touch today. 


See: Top 7 Health Trends for 2021

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Moving to Paperless Benefits Admin System

Moving to Paperless Benefits Admin System

Moving to Paperless Benefits Admin System

As COVID-19 has challenged the status quo and disrupted the way we’ve always done things. Working from home have ushered in a new reality for benefits, and one of the more tangible questions right now is: “We’ve always held an in-person benefits fair, so what should we do now?” And the answer: “Let’s just move the benefits fair online.”

 Things To Consider Before You Open

1.What’s Your Strategy for Going Paperless?

The best recommendation for most offices is to switch to paperless going forward. Decide how you’re going to organize your electronic files (tip: making it match your paper filing will make the transition easiest on your staff). Then put a scanning policy in place and stick to it … going forward. Baby steps! Once your staff has gotten comfortable with the new system, they can feel free to pull in old material as it’s needed.

2Replace paper forms with digital ones 

US companies spend more than $120 billion a year printing paper forms alone. That’s a staggering, unnecessary amount of money that can be saved by using online forms instead. With online forms, you’ll also see faster response times, with the submission data stored neatly in the cloud

3. Accuracy 

Automated processes reportedly make far fewer errors than those performed by humans. All data errors should be corrected when discovered for recordkeeping compliance purposes. But documents with errors in paper-generating systems must be corrected and re-printed.

4. Cost

key benefits of taking your HR paperless is simply the fact that you will be reducing overall waste while saving time and money. Paper reams may not be the most expensive commodity your business is using, but it may be the most easily upgraded. With our partnerships we are able to deploy a basic online beneeifts admin ssytem at no cost to our clients


5. Time

Employers do not spend as much time on insurance forms. In fact, for a group of 50 employees, employers decrease the time they spend on forms by 84%. This is because we map employee information directly to carrier forms and is rules-based, which validates data entered to avoid incorrect and missing information. This means that when an employee completes an insurance form, plenty of their information is auto-populated and fields cannot be left incomplete. If a signature is required, the employee can e-sign forms in Ease using their mouse or finger. Additionally, all data can be securely stored online

6. Recruiting Millenials  

You can enable new employees to enroll in benefits online. They can see the cost per pay period for each plan they are eligible for, as well as view side-by-side comparisons, informational videos, and digital brochures about plans they are considering. Additionally, they can log into our portal from anywhere, at any time, and view a detailed benefits summary. An iOS and Android mobile app allows employees to quickly access plan information, details, and policy numbers from any location.  online mobile open enrollment

Employers can use Ease to initiate pre-boarding activities the second an offer is made. Through the Offer Letter feature, employers can send applicants offer letters with custom details like salary, company policies, start date, and eligible benefits. This enables applicants to view all of the components of their offer in one go. If they do accept, the employer can prompt them to begin onboarding and benefits enrollment right away.

7.  Mid-Year and Annual Renewal Changes

How many times have come accross Clinets who simply dont want to be bothered with changes.  On Average 12% of costs are attributed to inertia.  With our paperless benefts system SMB can easily add and manage voluntary coverage. Employers can work  to choose which voluntary benefits are best suited for their employees and their benefit offering, and employees can enroll in these plans at the same time as their medical plans. They’ll even see the cost per pay period per voluntary plan and, in many cases, instantly view their eligibility.

Each employee has a real-time historical record. Any qualifying life event, like a divorce or a new dependent, can be made in their real-time historical record. The employee or employer can make this change and deployed  to the insurance carrier.

8. Payroll integrations

Several integrated payroll companies charge $20-$50 per employee per month dependizng n the size of the SMB. Ease enables employers to easily keep track of payroll deductions with its Consolidated Billing report. This report calculates and populates new employee payroll deductions into payroll. Employers can export the report as an excel file and upload it to their payroll provider.

Additionally,  with different payroll etablished exchnage connections that makes it easy to:

  1. Add new employees in one system, either the payroll provider.
  2. Process benefit changes, since changes flow from the payroll provide or vice versa.
  3. Keep employee records up to date with automated data syncs.

9.  Tracking Employees’ Time-Off & Performance

Ease’s suite of HR tools, EaseHR, was built to help employers manage growth. The software uses the same login and employee information from benefits enrollment, making setup simpler. The different tools included in HRIS by Ease are:

  1. PTO Policies: Employers can set up holidays and manage custom PTO policies. Employees can view hours remaining per policy, such as PTO, sick leave, and FMLA.
  2. Time-Off Tracking: Employees can request time-off and managers can approve those requests on the go.
  3. Metrics: Visualized HR stats including employee growth, company diversity, and organization charts.
  4. Employee Events & Company Directory: Employees can connect at any time with a repository of employee contact information. Managers can keep track of birthdays and work anniversaries.
  5. Ease iOS and Android Mobile App: Access all time-off tracking features and your company directory from anywhere at any time.

10. Hassle of Switching   

With most leading paperless payroll and Thrid Party HR and COBRA providers already integrated this becomes more organic.  You are not alone.  We help with group set-up and deployment.  The Client serves as a QB but are not required to become the power-user of the system.  Each employee has a unique login, allowing them to enroll in benefits themselves. They can reach out to the employer if they have questions, but also have the ability to explore the software themselves.



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Each year, Ease surveys tens of thousands of employees who chose benefits through our online benefits marketplaces to find out what they think of the experience. Overwhelmingly, the data point to employees being more satisfied with their experience overall, compared to traditional benefits offerings: 

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Top 10 Best Healthcare Apps of 2019

Top 10 Best Healthcare Apps of 2019

In honor of the end of football season, here is a a list of Top 10 Best Healthcare Apps of 2019. For those of you hitting the ground running on your New Years health resolutions will find these apps helpful ranging form habit trackers to meditation.

Courtesy of Lifewire by Brenna Miles Updated February 01, 2019

Strides Habit Tracker: Best Self-Care App to Track Important Daily Habits

Screenshots of Stride on iPhone

What We Like

  • Strides works on all Apple devices, including the Apple Watch.
  • It tracks all of your goals and daily habits in one place, in checklist form.

What We Don’t Like

  • You need to add each of your goals and habits separately before you can start tracking.

Are you drinking enough water? What about getting enough sleep? The Strides Habit Tracker makes it easy to track those goals and habits you need to be your best self. After adding each of your individual goals and healthy habits, you’ll be able to see a daily checklist of tasks to keep you on target.

Strides will also send notifications on your device to remind you of your goals. You can also see your daily and long-term progress using the in-app charts. Strides is currently available for free for all iOS and watchOS devices, but for unlimited trackers, web syncing, and data protection, there’s Strides Plus for $29.99 per year.

MyFitnessPal: Best Self Motivation App for Tracking Fitness Goals

Screenshots of MyFitnessPal on iPhone

What We Like

  • Tracking your daily calorie count is easy with the built-in menu offering thousands of products to choose from.

What We Don’t Like

  • Isn’t completely ad free without purchasing the pro version.

If exercise and healthy eating habits are part of your personal self-care routine, then MyFitnessPal is an excellent app to have in your arsenal. You can count your daily calorie intake using the in-app menu, or track your exercise. MyFitnessPal keeps track of your weight, fitness, and more to help you reach your goals.

MyFitnessPal is available for both iOS and Android devices. It’s free to download and use, but to remove ads, you’ll need to upgrade to Premium for either $9.99 a month or $49.99 a year.

Grateful: A Gratitude Journal: Perfect Self-Care Journal for Showing Daily Gratitude

Screenshot of Grateful App on iPhone

What We Like

  • The interface is easy to use and uncluttered.
  • The journal is prompt-based for easy recording.

What We Don’t Like

  • The free version only allows you to enter 15 entries.

Studies have shown that showing gratitude is a surefire way to improve your mental and emotional health. However, we’re often too busy to whip out a journal and pen. The Grateful gratitude journal is right on your phone, making it perfect for quick use. It offers daily prompts to help you record your thoughts and even allows you to take photos in the moment.

Grateful: A Gratitude Journal is free to download for iOS devices, but, to unlock unlimited journal entries, you’ll need to purchase the premium version for $4.99.

Youper: Your Own Personal Pocket Confidant

Screenshot of Youper app on iPhone

What We Like

  • The quick conversations help you better understand your mood or situation.
  • You can see an overview of your various emotions over the course of time.

What We Don’t Like

  • The guided meditations can’t be accessed without going through the Youper Assistant.

Sometimes, you just need someone, or something, to talk to, right? The Youper AI Assistant helps you understand and record your emotions through in-app conversations. As you converse with Youper, the app will learn more about you and what makes you tick. Over time, you’ll be able to see what makes you feel certain emotions to help you better manage your emotional health.

Youper starts by asking you how you are. As you record your emotions and answer questions, Youper gives you options such as guided meditations and thought processing. Youper is free to download and use for both iOS and Android devices.

Day One Journal: Great Self-Care App for Journaling Your Way to Better Health

Screenshot of Day One app on iPhone

What We Like

  • You can use multiple journals for multiple things.
  • Day One allows you to write, take photos, and record moments all in one app.

What We Don’t Like

  • To use the multiple journal feature, you’ll need to upgrade.

Journaling is a vital habit, especially for self-care. The Day One Journal makes it easy by giving you everything you need in one app. Record your thoughts, ideas, goals, and aspirations with text or photos using the easy interface. Your data is also encrypted with end-to-end encryption inside of the app.

Take a few moments each day to record what makes you happy, what inspires you or what lights your fire using the Day One Journal. It’s free to download for both iOS and Android devices, but to unlock features such as multiple journals, you’ll need to purchase the premium version for $24.99 a year.

Pzizz: A Self Help App to Get Better and More Restful Sleep

Screenshot of Pzizz app on iPhone

What We Like

  • Separate settings for sleeping, napping, and focusing makes this app extremely easy to use.

What We Don’t Like

  • The subscription after the one-week free trial is pricey.

A critical part of self-care is ensuring you’re getting enough sleep. Pzizz helps you get the best sleep of your life thanks to in-app “dreamscapes,” or optimized mixes of music, voiceover, and sound effects. These dreamscapes change each night, helping to quiet your mind and wake up feeling refreshed.

This app also allows you to take power naps using the dreamscapes or focus on work using “focuscapes.” Hailed as a winning app by The Duke of York and J.K. Rowling, it’s known for causing blissful sleep.

Pzizz offers a free 7-day trial on both iOS and Android. However, after the trial, you can expect to pay $49.99 per year.

Daylio: A Self-Care App For Tracking Your Every Mood

Screenshot of Daylio app on iPhone

What We Like

  • Daylio is a simple mood tracker that allows you to capture how you feel on a daily basis.

What We Don’t Like

  • The interface is a bit busy compared to other tracking apps on this list.

How do you feel in this very moment? Those who are focused on self-care often take note of their mood using a mood tracker. The Daylio mood tracking journal allows you to track your mood and what you’ve been up to with cute icons. You can also write journal entries each day to go with your moods.

Daylio is free to download for both iOS and Android devices, but for unlimited moods, a pin lock, advanced stats, and more, you’ll need to purchase the premium version for $5.99.

Aloe Bud: Your Companion for Tracking Your Self-Care Efforts

Screenshot of Aloe Bud app on iPhone

What We Like

  • The design of this app is by far the cutest and most original in this list.

What We Don’t Like

  • It’s not as user-friendly as the other apps in this list.

To make sure you’re taking ample time out of your day for self-care, Aloe Bud allows you to track your self-care methods. From hydrating to breathing to being around those you love, Aloe Bud ensures you do what makes you happy each and every day. Plus, the icons are enough to make you smile.

Aloe Bud is free to download for iOS. To download premium and custom reminders, you’ll need to purchase premium for $4.99.

Motivation Quotes: Best Self Motivation App to Stay Inspired Throughout the Day

Screenshot of Motivation app on iPhone

What We Like

  • You can customize your own motivational quote themes.
  • Thousands of quotes in many different categories.

What We Don’t Like

  • The subscription price is hefty compared to other similar apps out there.

Everyone could use an ounce of extra motivation each day. The Motivation Quotes app delivers thousands of quotes from many different categories straight to your phone. You can change your theme, save the quotes for later, search based on how you’re feeling, and more.

Motivational Quotes is free to download for iOS and Android. However, to unlock all categories and complete access, you’ll need to purchase the premium version for either $35.99 annually or $59.99 for lifetime access.

Breathe+: Great Self Help App for Relaxing in Moments of Stress

Screenshot of Breathe app on iPhone

What We Like

  • The visuals are totally relaxing, making it easy to breathe correctly to reduce stress.

What We Don’t Like

  • There are ads that pop-up randomly while you’re using the app.

Visualizing your breathing is a great way to relax in moments of stress. The Breathe+ app allows you to breathe with in-app visualizations, relaxing your mind and training your breath. You can create custom settings to breathe as long as you need. The visualizations are beautiful and calming to the eye.

Breathe+ is available for free on iOS, but to remove the in-app ads, you have to purchase premium for $1.99.