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RwHealth, the Artificial Intelligence provider for the NHS, promises to transform healthcare

RwHealth, the leading provider of Artificial Intelligence to the healthcare industry, has today reported 160 per cent year-on-year growth as its data-led solutions are increasingly embraced by NHS trusts, private healthcare providers and major pharmaceutical companies.   RwHealth’s unique Data Science Platform combines Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Data Science to give healthcare providers …

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Exclusive Interview with PharmaShots: Ron Elwell of IPM.ai Shares Insight on the Simplification of Patient Recruitment by Applying AI and ML to Real-World Data

In an interview with PharmaShots, Ron Elwell, President, and Founder of Swoop and IPM.ai shared his views on the Real Chemistry Clinical Trial Recruitment System that is designed to accelerate clinical investigations and lead to faster patient outcomes with less risk. Shots: Real Chemistry’s IPM.ai accelerates clinical investigation & commercialization of precision medicines leveraging AI …

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AI precision medicine accelerates the search for rare disease treatment

AI and precision medicine are both changing drug discovery and development as we know it. Precision medicine that is powered by AI stands to be transformative, especially for the treatment of rare diseases. Elsevier was recently part of a collaboration that sought to demonstrate how AI precision medicine could lead researchers to new treatments for …

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Sorcero Raises $10M for AI-Powered Medical Language Intelligence Platform

What You Should Know: – Sorcero, a provider of medical and technical Language Intelligence (LI), today announced the close of a $10M Series A financing round led by CityRock Venture Partners and Harmonix Fund. The round also included participation from Rackhouse, Mighty Capital, and Leawood VC, and joining previous investors, Castor Ventures and Worldquant Ventures, …

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Racism, sexism and now fraud: Lawsuits pile up at New Jersey ‘AI’ firm

A previous investigation by MedCity News found that ElectrifAi was touting an improperly-developed algorithm during the earliest phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, with both the company and CEO defendants in an employment discrimination lawsuit. A year later, lawsuits are piling up as more former employees complain that the company and CEO lied about its AI …

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Swift Medical Launches AI Digital Wound App to Support Clinical Trials

What You Should Know: Global digital wound care provider Swift Medical, today announced the launch of a new application specifically designed to help pharma and med device researchers conduct decentralized clinical trials. Since patients are now doing more trials at home, study coordinators have had trouble tracking skin side effects remotely — or trusting patients …

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Evidence lacking for AI-based breast cancer screening  

A review of 12 studies about AI systems used to screen patients for breast cancer found that they lacked evidence to prove that they would work well in a clinical setting. Researchers highlighted concerns about study quality, including the fact that all of the studies were retrospective and many of them had a high risk …

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Corti Receives $27M to Expand AI-Powered Patient Consultations Platform

What You Should Know: – Corti.ai, a Copenhagen, Denmark-based AI-powered patient consultations platform today announced it has raised $27M in Series A funding led by Vaekstfonden, the Danish Growth Fund and Chr. Augustinus Fabrik, who joins existing investors Hearcore, Id Invest, and byFounders. – Founded by  Lars Maaløe and Andreas Cleve in 2016, Corti provides …

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Mayo Clinic, Google develop AI algorithm to enhance electrical brain stimulation

The algorithm maps interactions between different areas of the brain, which can help guide the placement of electrodes for stimulating devices to treat brain diseases, like epilepsy, and movement disorders.

16th Park Annual by Sahlgrenska Science Park

Nordic Health Innovation: From realisation to business A virtual life science event with thought-provoking presentations, unexpected angles, future trends and pioneering ideas. The Nordic region is scoring high on international innovation rankings year after year. But is there a Nordic way of creating innovation? And what is required to take ideas from the Eureka moment …

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Ellipsis Health Secures $26M to Power AI-Powered Voice Biomarker for Mental Health

What You Should Know: – Ellipsis Health, a San Francisco-based pioneer of the first voice vital sign to quantify and manage depression and anxiety at scale has raised $26M in Series A funding led by SJF Ventures with participation from several investors. The Series A investment round brings Ellipsis Health’s total funding to $31 million. …

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How AI Helped Companies Survive COVID-19: 5 Tips for Resilience

Tim Lawes, Sr. Manager for Solutions Consulting at Symphony SummitAI As the coronavirus pandemic transformed workplaces and workflows, it cast a spotlight on service management and resilient systems. Here are key lessons in how AI can improve your company’s operations moving forward.  The coronavirus pandemic inaugurated a revolution in the workplace as millions of employees …

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Optellum, Johnson & Johnson Collaborate on AI-Powered Lung-Health Initiative

What You Should Know: – Optellum, a lung-health medtech startup that is pioneering the use of AI to improve diagnostic accuracy and clinical decision-making announce a strategic collaboration with Johnson & Johnson’s Lung Cancer Initiative. This announcement accelerates Optellum’s market entry, building on its FDA clearance earlier this year and deployments underway at hospitals in the USA and ongoing clinical trials …

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5-Step Guide to Hiring AI Talent for Digital Health, Biotech & Life Sciences Companies

Michael Delisle, VP, Practice Leader for Digital Health at GattiHR Artificial Intelligence (AI) will disrupt healthcare’s destiny for good. Here are five steps digital health startups can take to find the premier talent to get the job done.  Not too long ago, AI was the topic of futuristic movies. What was once a fictional draw …

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ClosedLoop.ai Raises $34M to Expand Healthcare Data Science Platform

What You Should Know: – ClosedLoop.ai., an Austin, TX-based healthcare data science platform, today announced it has raised $34 million in Series B financing led by Telstra Ventures with participation from Breyer Capital, Greycroft Ventures, .406 Ventures, and Healthfirst. Notable angel investors Adam Boehler (former director of CMMI & CEO of Landmark Health) and Sam Palmisano …

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Ultromics Raises $33M for AI-Enabled Echocardiograms to Help Clinicians Diagnose Heart Disease

What You Should Know: – Today, Ultromics, an Oxford, England-based health-tech startup announced it has raised $33M in Series B funding led by Blue Ventures, the investing arm of Blue Cross Blue Shield, and also includes investment from Optum Ventures, GV, and Oxford Sciences. –  Born at the University of Oxford and built-in partnership with …

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How AI is Enabling Next-Generation Insights from Biomedical Data

Alastair Blake, MD – VP of Clinical & Commercial Partnerships at nference COVID-19 caught the world off-guard, sending governments, populations, and the entire healthcare community — physicians, nurses, scientists, pharmaceutical companies, and medical device manufacturers included — scrambling to discover and deliver rapid solutions as millions of lives hanging in the balance.  The heroic efforts …

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Shaping the future of ovarian cancer diagnosis with femtech

Israeli femtech start-up GinaLife is developing a platform of biomarker strategies supported by artificial intelligence and data science for the early detection of problems in women’s health. CEO and co-founder Inbal Zafir-Lavie tells pharmaphorum more. Six years ago, research scientist Inbal Zafir-Lavie tragically lost her 38-year-old sister Hava Zafir to colorectal cancer. Due to her …

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Butterfly Network, Caption Health Partner on AI-Based Guidance and Diagnostics

What You Should Know: – Butterfly Networks and Caption Health are partnering to bring life-saving portable AI diagnostic imaging/ultrasound to every medical provider, regardless of their experience. – Butterfly and Caption’s integrated solution will enhance cardiac assessment by improving the ease of image capture and image interpretation in a variety of care settings including the …

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GE Healthcare Unveils AI-Enabled, Cloud Imaging Solution

What You Should Know: – GE Healthcare unveils its next-generation, cloud-based Picture Archive and Communication System (PACS) designed to address the acute shortage of radiologists and growing demand for imaging scans has put radiology departments under increased strain. Edison True PACS is a transformative system, offering AI-enabled decision support to help radiologists adapt to higher …

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Rad AI Startup Sirona Medical Emerges from Stealth with $22.5M, Partnerships

What You Should Know: – Sirona Medical, a San Francisco, CA-based company founded on a deep understanding of both the practice and business of radiology, today announced partnerships with radiology practices across the country to develop and bring to market its novel radiology operating system (RadOS). – Sirona’s collaboration with five leading national practices including …

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Jvion Launches Clinical AI on the Innovaccer Health Cloud

What You Should Know: – Jvion, a leader in clinical artificial intelligence (AI), today announced that its AI-powered prescriptive insights, powered by the Jvion CORE™, are now available on the Innovaccer Health Cloud. – Innovaccer’s integration with Jvion’s clinical AI to help more than 37,000 providers go beyond risk prediction to prescriptive interventions, resulting in …

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Risk Mitigation: Strengthening Trust in AI for Healthcare

Joachim Roski, Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton Kathleen Featheringham, Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton Better clinical decision support, population health interventions, patient self-care, and research – these are just a few of the promising use cases of artificial intelligence (AI). In addition to its benefits, AI can introduce risks that could potentially undermine trust in …

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Medtronic Awarded FDA Clearance for 2 AI Algorithms for Cardiac Monitoring

What You Should Know: – Medtronic announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for two AccuRhythm™ AI algorithms for use with the LINQ II™ insertable cardiac monitor (ICM) – and the presentation of AccuRhythm AI validation data this week at Heart Rhythm 2021. – AccuRhythm AI applies artificial intelligence (AI) to heart rhythm event …

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Elekta to work with academics on AI-directed radiotherapy

Radiotherapy specialist Elekta has joined forces with two academic groups in the Netherlands to explore the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver more effective personalised therapy to patients.  The Swedish company will collaborate with scientists at the Netherlands Cancer Institute and University of Amsterdam (UvA) on a project that aims to use AI to …

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VisiQuate Lands $50M to Expand AI-Powered RCM Automation Solution

What You Should Know: – VisiQuate, Inc., a Santa Rosa, CA-based provider of advanced analytics and AI-powered automation today announced a new $50 million equity investment from Sixth Street Growth. – Founded in 2009, VisiQuate, Inc.’s user-friendly data management and analytics solutions let virtually anyone in a healthcare organization explore complex data from multiple sources to …

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Israeli Startup Aidoc Raises $65M for AI-Powered Medical Imaging Platform

What You Should Know: –  Aidoc, a Tel Aviv-based provider of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for medical imaging, announced it has raised $65M in Series C funding led by General Catalyst, bringing its total funding to $140M. – This Series C round comes on the heels of a surge in demand for Aidoc’s AI-driven solutions, …

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Johns Hopkins spinoff building risk prediction tools emerges with $15M

Bayesian Health, a startup created by a machine learning researcher at Johns Hopkins, is building models for sepsis detection, patient deterioration and bedsores. The company recently emerged from stealth mode with backing from Andreessen Horowitz. 

Taking steps towards a data-driven future for health and social care

A new policy paper promises to make it easier for innovators and developers to build and deploy tech and AI solution. So, will it help make the vision of a data-driven health service a reality? COVID-19 “revolutionised” the health and care data space, and we have a duty to apply what we have learnt to …

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Rare disease: industry, patients and tech join forces on diagnosis

Takeda’s Adam Zaeske discusses how cross-sector collaboration is shaping a brighter future for rare disease diagnosis. Diagnosis can sometimes be the most difficult part of a rare disease patient’s journey, and it’s with good reason that the process is often referred to as an ‘odyssey’ in these communities. “We’re dealing with very small populations of …

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Provider-owned Innovation Lab partners with Olive to build automation tools

Innovation Lab, an incubator owned by six nonprofit health systems, is joining forces with Olive to co-develop technology that will automate operational and clinical workflows. The companies will leverage Olive’s AI platform, as well as Innovation Lab’s frontline access to its health system owners.

Zebra-Med Becomes First Company to Receive AI CPT Code for Radiology

What You Should Know: – Zebra Medical Vision announces it has received the first-ever AI CPT code for radiology, for its VCF detection from CT scans for Population Health, setting a new standard for CPT codes in imaging AI, as the company has successfully done with FDA clearances for its algorithms.  – The new CPT …

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NVIDIA Launches UK’s Fastest AI Supercomputer for Healthcare Research

What You Should Know: – NVIDIA launched the UK’s fastest supercomputer — Cambridge-1, the world’s first collaborative, industry-wide system dedicated to accelerating healthcare and digital biology research using powerful combination of AI and simulation. – At the virtual inauguration, NVIDIA CEO and founder Jensen Huang discussed what NVIDIA’s $100 million investment will mean for the …

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6 Key Ethical Principles for The Use of AI for Health – WHO

– The World Health Organization (WHO) launched its first ever global report on: Ethics and governance of artificial intelligence for health.   – While new technologies that use artificial intelligence hold great promise to improve diagnosis, treatment, health research and drug development and to support governments carrying out public health functions, including surveillance and outbreak response, …

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Go Ahead, AI—Surprise Us

By KIM BELLARD Last week I was on a fun podcast with a bunch of people who were, as usual, smarter than me, and, in particular, more knowledgeable about one of my favorite topics – artificial intelligence (A.I.), particularly for healthcare.  With the WHO releasing its “first global report” on A.I. — Ethics & Governance …

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EchoNous Closes $60M for AI-Assisted Handheld Ultrasound Device

What You Should Know: – EchoNous, a Redmond, WA-based portable AI-guided ultrasound tools and platform, announced it has raised $60 million in funding from Kennedy Lewis Investment Management (“Kennedy Lewis”). – The investment from Kennedy Lewis combines senior secured debt and equity and builds on the support of KKR, which has been EchoNous’ principal investor …

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XSOLIS Raises $75M for AI-Driven Precision Utilization Management Platform

What You Should Know: – XSOLIS, a healthcare technology firm focused on improving healthcare operations announced it has raised $75M in minority growth investment from Brighton Park Capital (“Brighton Park”), a research-driven investment firm. – XSOLIS is an artificial intelligence-based software platform that helps national health systems and payers streamline the utilization management process. – …

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Confronting the Problem of AI Bias

When thinking of artificial intelligence (AI), many people rely on cultural touchstones from science fiction films and TV. They might think of HAL, the calm-voiced AI from 2001: A Space Odyssey, or Data, the even-tempered android from Star Trek. We tend to imagine that artificial intelligence will be driven by reason, logic and facts – …

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Transforming pharma R&D with a scientist-centric approach to AI & automation

As biopharmaceutical products have become increasingly complex, both in design and in regulatory requirements, we need a new way of working. Markus Gershater looks at how automation and artificial intelligence (AI) can transform pharma R&D. Due to increasing complexity in R&D, pharma teams are under pressure to drive down costs and speed up time to …

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Welcoming analytics-driven digital marketing agency closerlook to the Fishawack Health pack

At Fishawack Health, we are always seeking opportunities to enhance our capabilities and help our life science clients navigate the new, dynamically changing healthcare environment. As part of our commitment to our clients, their customers, and their patients, we intentionally seek out and acquire best-in-class agencies that can help us further our services. Our ambitious growth …

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4 Notable Life Sciences Trends from the Tech Trends Report

The Future Today Institute has released its 2021 Tech Trends Report (14th Annual Edition), a comprehensive report on strategic trends that it anticipates will affect business, government, education, media and society in the coming year. We noted four trends discussed in the report’s Health, Medicine & Science section that will be of particular interest to …

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UPMC spins out AI-driven analytics company focused on chronic disease patients

Realyze Intelligence, incubated at and funded by UPMC Enterprises, provides a platform that uses EMR data to identify chronic disease patients and help clinicians link them to appropriate treatment options. The platform leverages not only the structured data available in EMRs but also unstructured clinical notes.

Cognoa Awarded FDA Authorization For AI-Based Autism Diagnosis Aid

What You Should Know: – Cognoa, a pediatric behavioral health company developing diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for children living with behavioral health conditions, has been granted FDA authorization to market the company’s first-of-its-kind, AI-based autism diagnosis aid – Canvas Dx. – Canvas Dx is the first diagnosis aid designed to help physicians to diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the primary care setting, as well as the first diagnosis aid for ASD authorized for commercialization by …

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UPMC Spins Out Realyze Intelligence for AI-Based Clinical Intelligence Platform

Aaron Brauser, Realyze President & Chief Executive Officer Gilan El Saadawi, M.D., Ph.D., Realyze Chief Medical Officer What You Should Know: –  UPMC has launched Realyze Intelligence, a company that uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to identify precise patient populations with chronic diseases and cancer to ensure they receive the most beneficial treatments. – Founded …

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BIO-Europe Spring Digital: Big data and AI panel discussion

The combination of big data and artificial intelligence/machine learning is a powerful one and nowhere more so than in healthcare. As part of BIO-Europe Spring Digital, pharmaphorum founder Dr. Paul Tunnah moderated a panel discussion about big data, AI and applications in the real world. The expert panel explored the evolving applications of big data …

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AI Disease Modeling Supports Precision Medicine for Cancer

Precision medicine has offered a lot of hope for the treatment of cancer, as it makes it possible to tackle the multi-faceted disease with a more personalized, patient-specific approach. Meanwhile, researchers are also becoming increasingly interested in applications for artificial intelligence in the development of drugs and therapies. Could AI and precision medicine work together …

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FDA faces big questions as it takes a closer look at AI regulations

An action plan shared by the FDA earlier this year showed how the regulator is thinking about future regulations for AI and machine learning in healthcare. But the agency still has several big questions to address as it prepares to roll out new guidance.

Olive, ASUS Partner to Bring AI-Assisted Medical Coding to 775+ Hospitals

What You Should Know: – Olive and ASUS announced their partnership to bring AI-assisted medical coding to over 775 U.S. hospitals. Olive will bring ASUS Miraico, the AI medical coding assistant, to healthcare providers via the Olive Helps platform. – The addition of Miraico to the Olive Helps system will allow the AI to analyze clinical terms in medical records and automatically recommend relevant and accurate ICD-10 codes. This partnership will provide much faster and more accurate medical coding, as well as …

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MedCity Pivot Podcast: The stakes are high for getting AI right in healthcare, says Duke Forge director

It’s important for clinicians to consider AI recommendations with a critical eye, the same as they would for any other test, said Dr. Erich Huang, Director of Duke Forge. In our latest podcast episode, he spells out the stakes for implementing algorithms in healthcare, which can potentially affect thousands of patients.

Now what? The future of clinical trials after the pandemic

Sheila Rocchio highlights four key areas life sciences must improve on as an industry to drive real change in how clinical trials are conducted. This is definitely a time for the life sciences industry to be proud of our accomplishments. The way in which the industry came together to support the development of the COVID-19 …

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AI, big data and real world evidence – the challenges and opportunities

Real-world evidence (RWE) is emerging as an important area of research to reveal, in real time, new insights and innovations in medicine. A recent pharmaphorum webinar, held in partnership with Savana and BREATHE – the Health Data Research Hub for Respiratory Health, heard that RWE is also accelerating the development of new and innovative therapies …

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Redesign Health Spinout Jasper Health Launches AI-Driven Cancer Care Platform

What You Should Know: – Jasper Health launched today as the first end-to-end care experience that navigates, connects, and provides actionable insights throughout the cancer journey for individuals with cancer, their caregivers, and providers. – Jasper combines an easy-to-navigate user interface with leading oncology support to help guide Jasper Members and caregivers through the myriad …

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UltraSight Raises $13M to Bring AI-Guided Cardiac Ultrasound to Point of Care

What You Should Know: – UltraSight, an Israeli based digital health company focused on transforming cardiac sonography through the power of machine learning, announced today that it has closed a $13 million Series B funding round. – Cardiac sonography is a skill that takes years to develop.  It requires daily practice to achieve a high …

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AI in action: Report highlights the real-world benefits of AI in healthcare

Joined up thinking is the key to converting AI-driven advances into real benefits for healthcare systems, say NHSX. Healthcare systems the world over have been facing the same challenges for some time – and the pandemic has only served to compound them. Aging populations, a growing number of people living with long-term conditions, and dwindling …

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Eko’s AI Algorithm Validated as a Clinical Tool for Detecting Heart Murmurs

What You Should Know: –      Eko, a cardiopulmonary digital health company, today announced the peer-reviewed publication of a clinical study that found that the Eko artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for detecting heart murmurs is accurate and reliable, with comparable performance to that of an expert cardiologist. – The findings suggest utility of the FDA-cleared Eko AI algorithm …

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Mayo Clinic finds algorithm helped clinicians detect heart disease, as part of broader AI diagnostics push

Mayo Clinic shared results of a study showing that an AI tool developed by the system could be used to improve diagnosis of low ejection fraction, a type of heart disease. It’s part of a broader push by Mayo Clinic to commercialize AI-based diagnostic tools, starting with spinout company Anumana.

TriHealth Taps Olive to Deploy On-Site AI Command Center Across Enterprise

What We Should Know: – Olive and TriHealth announced their partnership to deploy Olive’s on-site AI command center, the AlphaSite, across TriHealth’s enterprise. The AI investment will begin with automating revenue-cycle related tasks, such as claims status checks while delivering increased ROI to the TriHealth network.  –  The AlphaSite program — the creation of an on-site AI command center — allows Olive to take a 360-degree approach to transform the entire healthcare …

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Halma Acquires AI-Powered Perinatal Platform PeriGen for $58M

– Halma, a UK global group of life-saving technology companies that provide innovative solutions to key problems facing the world today has acquired PeriGen, a leader in artificial intelligence that improves safety during childbirth for $58M in cash. – The acquisition provides access to a supportive network and additional resources so that PeriGen can expand its perinatal safety technology throughout the U.S. and beyond. – PeriGen’s software runs at hundreds …

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Kaia Health gets $75m for digital solution to strains and pains of pandemic workplace

Kaia Health has just announced a $75 million funding round for its technology, aimed at improving musculoskeletal (MSK) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) care. Founder and CEO Konstantin Mehl spoke to pharmaphorum’s news editor Richard Staines about why these treatments will be in demand as the world emerges from the pandemic. To say that …

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In scramble to respond to Covid-19, hospitals turned to models with high risk of bias

Of 26 health systems surveyed by MedCity News, nearly half used automated tools to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, but none of them were regulated. Even as some hospitals continued using these algorithms, experts cautioned against their use in high-stakes decisions.

SciBite’s James Malone Talks Future of Biocuration on Conference Panel

Biocurators are among the unsung heroes of the life sciences world, performing the essential task of translating and integrating biomedical information into interoperable databases. Of course, there is a lot more to it than that, as attendees of the International Society for Biocuration’s 14th Annual Biocuration Conference already know. At the first session of this …

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Cleveland Clinic researchers measure pandemic’s effect on Medicare population

Research conducted by the Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts-based startup Health Data Analytics Institute (HDAI) measured the difference in mortality during the pandemic  between people covered by Medicare in long-term care facilities and in the community. While a Covid-19 diagnosis increased deaths in both settings, there was a stark difference in those who had not been …

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Komodo Health Launches Next-Gen AI to Accelerate Innovation and Close Gaps in Care

What You Should Know: – Today, Komodo Health is capping off a month-long flurry of activity by announcing the launch of its Prism and Sentinel solutions — opening up access to its Healthcare Map to drive the next generation of AI innovation.  – Prism and Sentinel allows life sciences teams to tap into detailed patient behaviors and treatment patterns …

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Cohere Health Raises $36M to Automate Prior Authorization Between Payers & Providers

What You Should Know: – Boston-based health IT company Cohere Health has closed a $36 million Series B funding round led by Polaris Partners, with additional participation from new investors Longitude Capital and Deerfield Management, as well as existing investors Flare Capital Partners and Define Ventures. The round comes less than a year after the company launched, and only 3 months after …

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Q1 2021 Health IT/Digital Health PC/VE, M&A, IPOs/ SPACs Activity

The first quarter of 2021 has been one of investor optimism as the vaccine rollout continues ahead of expectations and economic activity begins to accelerate in response.  Within the Health IT industry, the already strong investment and M&A trends seen in 2020 have only accelerated.  Over the course of the quarter, we observed $7 billion in private …

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Philips, Ibex Medical Analytics Partner on AI-Powered Digital Pathology Adoption

What You Should Know: – Philips and Ibex Medical Analytics announced a strategic partnership to globally commercialize clinically proven, AI-powered digital pathology solutions. The collaboration further cements Philips’ commitment to integrated diagnostics providing a clear path to precision diagnosis. – The trend towards centralized pathology labs, the global shortage of trained pathologists, and increasing demands on histopathology …

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Carta Healthcare Raises $17.3M for AI-Assisted Data Abstraction

What You Should Know: – Carta Healthcare, a provider of AI-powered clinical data abstraction technology and services, is pleased to announce a recent $17.3M Series A investment led by Storm Ventures. AI Digital Innovation Fund (affiliated with Mass General Brigham), CU Health Innovation Fund (affiliated with University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus), Asset Management Ventures, …

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Cardinal Health and Deep Lens Collaborate for AI-based Oncology Clinical Trial Matching

What You Should Know: – Today, Deep Lens and Cardinal Health announced a strategic collaboration that will integrate Deep Lens’ AI-based clinical trial matching solution, VIPER, into community-based oncology practices throughout the Cardinal network. VIPER will be a part of Cardinal Health’s new Navista advanced suite of technology solutions designed to help oncologists improve outcomes, …

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Country focus: Hungary carves out a niche in digital pharma

AI simulated cell company Turbine is just one of many digital drug discovery firms on the rise in Hungary. We speak to the company’s CEO and co-founder, Szabolcs Nagy, to find out why moving beyond traditional biotech drug development is a good fit for the country’s ecosystem. Hungarian company, Turbine, is taking an alternative approach …

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COVID Exposed The Dire Need for Real-Time Healthcare Data Sharing

Birju Shah, Head of Product for Uber Health & Communities Nick Jordan, Founder and CEO, Narrative In a world where technology and Big Data can provide us with instantaneous access to our banking transactions, and our financial information and credit reports can be retrieved with a few keystrokes when applying for a mortgage — trying to …

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3 Barriers Stalling AI Adoption in Revenue Cycle Management

Kenya Smith, Healthcare Solution Marketing Manager at ABBYY AI technology is quickly evolving and already surpassing human decision-making in certain instances; sometimes, in ways, we can’t explain. While many are alarmed by this, AI is producing some of the most effective and dramatic results in business today.  Adoption of AI in healthcare is growing, but …

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Cleveland Clinic, IBM launch 10-year tech-enabled research partnership

The healthcare provider and technology giant have entered into a 10-year partnership that will leverage AI, cloud and quantum computing capabilities to accelerate research. The collaboration will include the first private-sector installation of the IBM Quantum System One.

How NLP Can Uncover Social Determinants of Heart Disease

David Talby, CTO, John Snow Labs Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Cardiovascular disease-related deaths—which occur every 36 seconds—cost our country about $219 billion each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). People with poor cardiovascular health …

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Ro Nabs $500M to Strengthen Vertically Integrated Primary Care Platform

What You Should Know: – Ro, the healthcare technology company, today announced it has raised $500 million in Series D fundraising round led by existing investors General Catalyst, FirstMark Capital and TQ Ventures, with significant participation from existing investors SignalFire, Torch and BoxGroup as well as new investors Altimeter, Baupost, Dragoneer, Shawspring, Radcliff, and 776. …

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Intel, Samsung Partner on AI-Based Ultrasound Solution for Anesthesia Administration

What You Should Know: –  Samsung Medison and Intel are collaborating on NerveTrack™, a real-time nerve tracking ultrasound feature that helps anesthesiologists identify nerves in a patient’s arm to help administer anesthesia quickly and accurately. Leveraging the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit for computer vision and annotation, Samsung Medison’s NerveTrack™ can reduce scanning time by up to 30 percent in an extremely difficult case.[1] – Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia (UGRA) …

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AI, big data and deep real-world evidence – the challenges and opportunities

Real-world evidence (RWE) is emerging as an important area of research to reveal, in real time, new insights and innovations and is accelerating the development of new and innovative therapies and treatments to improve patient outcomes. An important source of RWE has, until recently, been locked in the electronic health record (EHR). Now, artificial intelligence …

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Making Senior Care More Human

Bent Philipson, Founder of Philosophy Care When it comes to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in particular and long-term care in general, a human-centered and empathetic approach is not only necessary, it’s obligatory. Putting the needs, constraints, and perspectives of patients first enhances the level of care we’re able to provide.  Perhaps ironically, it is the …

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bene : studio Launches HealthTech Product Accelerator Starting April 1st

What You Should Know: – bene : studio, a San Francisco, CA-based global digital product consultancy, announced its non-equity, online HealthTech Product Accelerator, starting on April 1st. The accelerator will focus exclusively on the enhancement of the participating companies’ design and technology. – This accelerator is tailored to advanced Health Tech startups with $1M+ yearly …

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Meet Circulo, the insurtech firm on a mission to disrupt Medicaid managed care

A new startup has entered the highly competitive insurtech market — with $50 million in new funds. Circulo, co-founded by Olive CEO Sean Lane, is a Medicaid managed care company that plans to build a platform to improve care delivery and member experience.

Data-Driven Future: Impact of Machine Learning on Diabetes Management

Athar Siddiqui:  Global Strategy Lead, Digital Connected Solutions –  Ascensia Diabetes Care “Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other” – Bill Gates wrote this in 1999 and, nowadays, the same can certainly be said about information technology and healthcare.  …

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Why Patients, Not EHRs, Deserve our Undivided Attention

Prayus Tailor, MD, FASN We cannot earn patients’ trust and respect if we are tethered to a computer in the exam room, navigating the EHR concurrent to a visit or otherwise in a hurry to finish so we can return to our office where data entry to the EHR awaits us. ______________________________________________________ I am a …

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ViewPoints Article: Role of Digital Technology in Improving Diagnosis

Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are used efficiently by many researchers and companies to overcome challenges for improving medical diagnostics. Insights on Diagnostic Errors Diagnostic related errors contribute to a significant number of complications and patient deaths. According to the authors of an article published in BMJ, in the US, diagnostic error claims …

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Mayo Clinic, Google eyeing ‘AI factory’ as collaboration moves forward

The health system and tech giant are more than a year into their 10-year collaboration. As their partnership evolves, the organizations are looking to create an “AI factory” — an assembly line of AI solutions that are developed at scale and incorporated into clinical workflows.

AliveCor, AstraZeneca Partner to Screen for Blood Potassium Levels Via Electrocardiograms

What You Should Know: – AliveCor, a digital AI-based personal technology provider, and AstraZeneca, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical space, are working together to create more informed disease management solutions across cardiovascular, renal, and metabolism therapeutic areas.  – The collaboration will focus on the development of AliveCor’s potassium detection technology through their Kardia-K AI …

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4 principles for the future of pharma marketing

COVID-19 has disrupted markets and accelerated digital adoption but what does this mean for the future of marketing? In this feature, Grünenthal’s Florent Eduoard and Kate Hurtig outline their principles for a new pharmaceutical marketing model.  “Keith, Kotler, Maslow” has long been the Holy Trinity of pharma marketing. Great ancient thinkers all aspiring marketeers were …

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ECRI Institute: Top 10 Health Technology Hazards to Watch in 2021

What You Should Know: – ECRI Institute identified the complexity of managing medical devices with COVID-19 emergency use authorization as the number one technology hazard in its Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2021 report. ECRI Institute’s Top 10 Health Technology Hazards, now in its 14th year, identifies top health technology concerns that warrant attention from healthcare leaders. The …

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Humana, IBM Watson Health team up to provide access to AI chatbot

Through a new collaboration, Humana’s Employer Group members will gain access to IBM Watson Health’s AI-powered digital assistant. The chatbot will provide information on member benefits, claims, referrals and cost estimates for medical services.

Sharecare to Go Public in SPAC IPO Deal, Reaching $3.9B Valuation

What You Should Know: – Digital health company Sharecare and special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), Falcon Capital Acquisition Corp, today announced an agreement to merge to go public on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol SHCR at enterprise value of $3.9B. – The transaction is expected to be funded through a combination of Falcon’s $345 …

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Can AI Pave the Path to Reducing Physician Burnout?

Abboud Chaballout, Founder of Diagnoss The timing couldn’t be more critical for us to start making serious headway to reduce the growing problem of burnout among America’s physicians. In 2018, physician burnout was already at an alarming 42%, but that number is growing as COVID-19 cases surge around the country.  While we are at a hopeful place …

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Theator Nabs $15.5M to Scale AI-Driven Surgical Intelligence Platform

What You Should Know: – Theator raises $15.5M in Series A funding to support the company’s mission of using AI and computer vision to eradicate disparity and variability in surgical care. – The startup plans to use this round to scale its commercial operations and partnerships with U.S. providers, grow its R&D team and cement …

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Nuance Acquires Ambient AI Assistant for Physicians Platform Saykara

What You Should Know: – Nuance acquires ambient AI healthcare voice assistant Saykara, Inc. to bring complementary AI technology and engineering talent to conversational AI and ambient clinical intelligence market leader. – Kara’s AI-powered healthcare voice assistant can be used during a physician-patient encounter without any voice commands, promising to eliminate up to 100% of …

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What Were the Biggest Advances in Life Sciences in 2020?

As we settle into a new year, it’s always good to take a moment to consider what was accomplished in the previous one. That’s why we asked members of Elsevier’s Life Sciences team what they felt were among the most noteworthy advances in the life sciences in 2020. Not surprisingly, the science around the coronavirus …

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Executive Hires: Walgreens Appoints New CEO, Cityblock Health, Innovaccer, Others

Walgreens appoints Rosalind (Roz) Brewer as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective on March 15, 2021. Brewer will also join the WBA Board of Directors upon assuming the role. She succeeds Stefano Pessina who, as previously announced, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman of the Board of WBA. Brewer, 58, will become the …

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When algorithms help — and when they hurt

A recent study published in Nature found that an algorithm was able to detect causes of knee pain not seen by a radiologist, helping account for racial disparities in knee pain.  But in other cases, algorithms can further disparities, allocating clinical resources in ways that disfavor underserved patients. Dr. Ziad Obermeyer, a professor at UC …

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A Patient Engagement Strategy Needs to Deliver a Holistic Experience

Chris Evanguelidi, Director, Enterprise Healthcare Market for Redpoint Global Inc. Researchers from Johns Hopkins published a study in October on the impact of the pandemic on health care delivery. Among its findings, the data show a 21.4% decrease in primary care visits in Q2 of 2020, compared against the average volume of Q2 visits for …

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Capital Rx Secures $50 Million to Redefine Prescription Pricing

What You Should Know: – Capital Rx, the fastest-growing pharmacy benefit manager in the U.S., announced today that it has raised $50 million in Series B financing. – Following the recent launch of JUDITM, the industry’s first Enterprise Pharmacy Platform, Capital Rx will continue to expand the platform’s capabilities, including leveraging AI to improve clinical …

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Volpara Acquires Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Platform CRA Health for $18M

What You Should Know: –  Volpara Health, an integrated breast care platform assisting in the delivery of personalized patient care has acquired breast cancer risk assessment platform CRA Health. – CRA Health, LLC, is a breast cancer risk assessment company spinoff from Massachusetts General Hospital — a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. Today the company delivers more …

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Google Cloud Launches Intelligent COVID-19 Vaccine Impact Solution with AI-Powered Forecasting, Sentiment Analysis

What You Should Know: – Google Cloud, today announced the launch of its Intelligent Vaccine Impact Solution, a set of core solutions to help regional and local governments deliver successful COVID-19 public health strategies, ranging from vaccine information and scheduling to distribution and analytics, to forecasting and modeling COVID-19 cases, and more. – The Intelligent …

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EarlySense Sells Contact-Free Monitoring IP to Hilron for $30M

What You Should Know: – Today, health AI/predictive analytics company EarlySense announced that it has sold its proprietary contact-free continuous monitoring technology intellectual property (IP) to Hillrom for a cash consideration of $30 million, potential payments based on the achievement of certain commercial milestones, and a portion of Hillrom’s equity investment in EarlySense. – As part of the agreement, EarlySense will receive licensing …

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Cellino Closes $16M Seed Financing led by The Engine and Khosla Ventures to Automate and Scale Stem Cell Manufacture

What You Should Know: – Cellino, a Cambridge, MA-based personalized regenerative medicine company developing an AI-guided laser editing platform for autologous cell-based therapies, today announced the closing of a $16M Seed financing round. The round was co-led by The Engine and Khosla Ventures, with participation from Humboldt Fund and 8VC. – The company’s platform solves a time-consuming, major bottleneck of …

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Future of Pharma and RELX Reports Highlight Importance of Tech

Innovation in pharmaceutical R&D is inextricably tied to technological advancement. Two recently-released reports further highlight how much success in pharma is now being driven by groundbreaking tech. AI in R&D The Future of Pharmaceuticals report, published in The Times’ Raconteur supplement, features a piece on “Five ways tech is changing pharma” that includes mention of …

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The Combination of 5G and AI Will Transform Healthcare in 2021

Bryan Lubel, Executive Vice President, Connected Health of KORE Not many will disagree that the global pandemic has accelerated the use of technology in healthcare. With a healthcare system stressed to a breaking point, medical professionals have had to prioritize critical cases and increasingly turn to technology tools such as telemedicine and remote patient monitoring …

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Sharecare Acquires AI-Enabled Digital Transformation Platform doc.ai

doc.ai logo What You Should Know: – Sharecare acquires doc.ai to expand its engineering expertise, accelerate digital transformation of healthcare through innovative AI platform for an undisclosed sum. – Founded in 2016, the company licenses AI modules and creates products for a portfolio of clients, including payers, pharma and providers. – As part of the …

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GetWellNetwork Acquires Consumer Engagement Platform Docent Health

What You Should Know: – GetWellNetwork is acquiring Docent Health, a digital health company. Docent provides a patient engagement platform used by healthcare organizations to coordinate personalized care at scale through AI-enabled communication technology. – The acquisition advances GetWellNetwork’s mission to empower patients and families to be more active participants in their care, and extends …

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DarioHealth Acquires Musculoskeletal Solution Upright for $31M

What You Should Know: – DarioHealth, a Livongo competitor acquires musculoskeletal startup Upright for $31 million to expand their chronic condition management capabilities focused on driving behavior change rather than treating the acute problem. This move will more than double revenue and create one of the largest integrated digital health companies in the space. In …

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How Automation is Key to the Future of Healthcare Operations

Giri Rajaiah, Executive Leader, Vice President, Healthcare & Life Sciences, DISYS As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. A similar correlation is seen in the quest to leverage innovation and out-of-the-box thinking to address key problems facing the healthcare industry. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought the immense pressure the U.S. healthcare …

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From Analog to Digital Neurology: 3 Steps to Better Inform Patient Care

Dr. Nandor Pinter, Director of Neuroimaging Research, DENT Institute Dr. Murray Gillies, General Manager of Digital Cognitive Dx Venture, Philips The field of neurology is at an inflection point. With a growing aging population, neurologists are facing an increasing number of patients needing care, and the pent-up demand for services due to COVID-19 only exacerbates …

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Intelligent Automation of the Revenue Cycle: How an Integrated Platform Approach Yields Financial Results

Sean Barrett, Senior Vice President, Product and Digital Transformation, R1 RCM Healthcare provider networks are experiencing enormous pressure to manage financial margins and invest in contactless patient experiences. With overall financial losses projected to exceed $323 billion as a result of COVID-19, a projected $200 billion in administrative waste due to revenue cycle inefficiencies, and …

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Boston Scientific Acquires Preventice Solutions for $925M in Cash

What You Should Know: – Boston Scientific announces an agreement to acquire Preventice Solutions, a leading developer of mobile health solutions and remote monitoring services that connect patients and caregivers for $925M in cash. – The acquisition of external cardiac monitoring technologies and services providers will expand Boston Scientific’s rhythm management diagnostics portfolio and capabilities. …

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Challenges of Operationalizing Remote Patient Monitoring Data

Roberto Martinez, President, Mexico, Encora Among the many evolving technologies in the healthcare industry, there may be none more important or impactful than remote patient monitoring (RPM) hardware and software solutions. This technology is opening up new possibilities in extended healthcare – saving patients money, limiting visits to the doctor’s office, and providing healthcare professionals …

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In the final days of Trump administration, agencies clashed over how to regulate medical AI

The agency published its first action plan last week for how it plans to regulate machine learning-based software as a medical device. To start, the FDA said it will issue guidance on how changes to algorithms should be regulated as they “learn.”

Tyto Care Launches FDA-Cleared Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Medical Device

What You Should Know: – Tyto Care announces the launch of its fingertip Pulse Oximeter device, allowing users to measure their own blood oxygen saturation level and heart rate from the comfort and safety of home. – Expanding its clinic-quality remote capabilities, TytoCare users will be able to perform a remote blood oxygen exam, allowing …

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mPulse Mobile Acquires Digital Health Engagement Company The Big Know

What You Should Know: – mPulse Mobile, the leader in conversational AI solutions for the healthcare industry, will acquire The Big Know, a prominent digital health company transforming how healthcare educates consumers. – A deeper entrenchment in the streaming age and shifting consumer expectations demand a shift in the healthcare industry’s approach to care delivery and …

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Philips Acquires Medical Device Integration Platform Capsule for $635M

What You Should Know: – Philips announces the acquisition of Capsule, a leading vendor-neutral Medical Device Integration Platform with a software-as-a-service business model – The Capsule acquisition is a strong fit with Philips’ strategy to transform the delivery of healthcare along the health continuum with integrated solutions. Philips, today announced that it has signed an …

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IoMT Is Improving Patient Access: We Must Avoid Creating New Barriers

Heidi Sveistrup, CEO at Bruyère Research Institute Elza Seregelyi, Director at L-SPARK The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is changing the face of healthcare and has the potential to significantly improve patient access as well as system efficiencies. The adoption of telemedicine, for example, spurred on by the Covid-19 pandemic, has spread rapidly.  Forrester revised …

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Philips Collaborates with Merck KGaA to Advance Personalized Fertility Treatment

Shots: The companies have launched a multi-year collaboration to bring digital technologies to fertility treatments integrating informatics, mobile ultrasound diagnostics and more The collaboration build on Philips’ expertise in maternal & fetal monitoring, Pregnancy+, Baby+ consumer engagement apps, which provide information on diet and exercise along with updates on the baby’s development The companies will …

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Why Hospitals Should Act Now to Create Clinical AI Departments

John Frownfelter, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Information Officer at Jvion A century ago, X-rays transformed medicine forever. For the first time, doctors could see inside the human body, without invasive surgeries. The technology was so revolutionary that in the last 100 years, radiology departments have become a staple of modern hospitals, routinely used across medical …

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Nuance Launches AI-Powered Patient Engagement Virtual Assistant Platform

What You Should Know: – Nuance Communications, Inc. launched an AI-powered patient engagement virtual assistant platform to transform omnichannel digital experiences for patients. – Healthcare provider organizations can now deploy a single, common cloud-based platform to support their entire patient journey across engagement channels using Nuance’s market-leading Intelligent Engagement AI technology – The launch comes …

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Transforming Care Delivery Through AI-Powered Predictive Surveillance

John Langton, Ph.D. Director of Applied Data Science, Wolters Kluwer, Health Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and health systems have pushed forward with innovative technology solutions with great expediency and proficiency. Healthcare organizations were quick to launch telehealth solutions and advance digital health to maintain critical patient relationships and ensure continuity of …

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COVID-19 Deferrals Lead to 3 Major Conditions Payers/Providers Must Address in 2021

What You Should Know: – COVID-19 care deferrals lead to three major boomerang conditions that payers and providers must proactively address in 2021, according to a newly released report by Prealize. – COVID-19’s hidden victims—those who avoided or deferred care during the pandemic—will increasingly return to the healthcare system, and many will be diagnosed with …

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DaVita & RenalytixAI Partner for Early Risk Identification to Help Slow Kidney Disease Progression

What You Should Know: – RenalytixAI and DaVita announce a program partnership that aims to slow kidney disease progression and improve outcomes for the nation’s estimated 37 million adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD). – This is the first clinical-grade program that delivers advanced early-stage prognosis and risk stratification, combined with actionable care management to …

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2020’s Top 20 Digital Health M&A Deals Totaled $50B

Teladoc Health and Livongo Merge The combination of Teladoc Health and Livongo creates a global leader in consumer-centered virtual care. The combined company is positioned to execute quantified opportunities to drive revenue synergies of $100 million by the end of the second year following the close, reaching $500 million on a run-rate basis by 2025. …

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30 Executives Share Top Healthcare Predictions & Trends to Watch in 2021

As we close out the year, we asked several healthcare executives to share their predictions and trends for 2021. Kimberly Powell, Vice President & General Manager, NVIDIA Healthcare Federated Learning: The clinical community will increase their use of federated learning approaches to build robust AI models across various institutions, geographies, patient demographics, and medical scanners. The sensitivity and …

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Amazon, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Merck to Build $10M Digital Health Innovation Lab in Israel

Rehovot Science Park What You Should Know: – Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Merck, and Teva, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been selected by the Israel Innovation Authority to establish an innovation lab in the fields of digital health and computational biology. – The innovation lab located in the Rehovot Science Park will receive a government budget …

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Gaps in Clinical Communication, Document Exchange Lead to Gaps in Care

John Harrison, Chief Commercial Officer of Concord Technologies Communication problems and inadequate information flow are two of the most common root causes of medical errors. The potential for miscommunication and faulty exchange of information in healthcare is substantial.  Consider: patient information is dispersed among multiple providers and payers along the continuum of care. Electronic Health …

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5 ways digital health, and digital pharma, changed in 2020

Reviewing 2019’s key digital health stories last year I suggested that, while big strides continued to be made, any definitive ‘coming of age’ moment for the sector was unlikely. But that was before the first reports emerged of a highly contagious coronavirus and 2020 will be forever associated with COVID-19 and the global devastation and …

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M&A: Philips Acquires Remote Cardiac Monitoring BioTelemetry for $2.8B

What You Should Know: – Philips acquires BioTelemetry, a U.S. provider of remote cardiac diagnostics and monitoring for $72.00 per share for an implied enterprise value of $2.8 billion (approx. EUR 2.3 billion). – With $439M in revenue in 2019, BioTelemetry annually monitors over 1 million cardiac patients remotely; its portfolio includes wearable heart monitors, …

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H1 Secures $58M to Expand Global Healthcare Data Platform

What You Should Know: – H1, the largest database of information on every doctor in the world raises $58M in Series B funding, just six months after raising its Series A round during the pandemic. – H1 is the largest database in the world connecting that provides comprehensive in-depth profiles of more than 9 million …

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AI Algorithms Can Predict Outcomes of COVID-19 Patients with Mild Symptoms in ER

What You Should Know: – Artificial intelligence algorithms can predict outcomes of COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms in emergency rooms, according to recent research findings published in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence journal. – Researchers trained the algorithm from data on 338 positive COVID-19 patients between the ages of 21 and 50 by using diverse patient data …

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Mayo Clinic Researchers to Validate Interoperability of Encrypted Algorithms and Training on Encrypted Data

What You Should Know: –  Mayo Clinic researchers are collaborating with TripleBlind on next generation algorithm sharing and training on encrypted data. – TripleBlind’s solution functions as the innovative data encryption conduit that keeps the data and intellectual property in the algorithm secure. TripleBlind announced today it is collaborating with Mayo Clinic researchers who will use TripleBlind tools to …

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How augmented intelligence and NLP can help clinicians, researchers identify rare diseases

To help clinicians diagnose rare disease more quickly and accurately, many healthcare organizations are embracing technology solutions like natural language processing (NLP) tools that can create augmented intelligence workflows that facilitate the rapid search of unstructured clinical data from multiple data sources.

Docs are ROCs: a simple fix for a “methodologically indefensible” practice in medical AI studies

By LUKE OAKDEN-RAYNER Anyone who has read my blog or tweets before has probably seen that I have issues with some of the common methods used to analyse the performance of medical machine learning models. In particular, the most commonly reported metrics we use (sensitivity, specificity, F1, accuracy and so on) all systematically underestimate human performance in …

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Pair Team Emerges Out of Stealth with $2.7M to Automate Primary Care Operations

What You Should Know: – San Francisco-based digital health startup Pair Team emerges out of stealth with $2.7M in seed funding backed by Kleiner Perkins, Craft Ventures, & YC. – Pair Team provides both a remote team and AI that automates workflows, provides infrastructure & improves medical practices — efficiencies and billing as you’d expect, …

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Highmark Taps Lark Health for AI-Driven Chronic Disease Management/Prevention

What You Should Know: – Highmark, one of the largest Blues plans, has chosen Lark Health for its chronic disease prevention and management platform. – Members will have access to Lark’s 24/7 AI-based coaching and programs to manage diabetes, hypertension, and prevent chronic conditions. Highmark Inc., America’s fourth-largest overall Blue Cross Blue Shield-affiliated organization, announced …

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M&A: Olive Acquires AI Prior Authorization Company Verata Health

What You Should Know: – On the heels of $225.5 million dollars in funding and a $1.5B valuation this week, Olive today announced its acquisition of Verata Health to create a combined AI prior authorization solution for providers and payers under the Olive name. – Prior authorization is a $31 billion dollar issue in healthcare, …

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NLP is Raising the Bar on Accurate Detection of Adverse Drug Events

 David Talby, CTO, John Snow Labs Each year, Adverse Drug Events (ADE) account for nearly 700,000 emergency department visits and 100,000 hospitalizations in the US alone. Nearly 5 percent of hospitalized patients experience an ADE, making them one of the most common types of inpatient errors. What’s more, many of these instances are hard to …

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Recent Executive Hires: CVS Health New President, Cleveland Clinic/Amwell Joint Venture Leadership, Others

Neela Montgomery, EVP & President at CVS Pharmacy/Retail CVS Health Corporation names Neela Montgomery Executive Vice President and President of CVS Pharmacy/Retail, effective November 30, 2020. Montgomery will oversee the company’s 10,000 pharmacies across the United States. Montgomery, currently a Board Partner at venture capital firm Greycroft, most recently served as chief executive officer of …

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Zebra Medical Vision to Co-Develop AI-Based Models for Osteoporosis Early Detection & Prevention

What You Should Know: – Zebra Medical Vision, the deep-learning medical imaging analytics company, and Scottish digital transformation consultancy Storm ID were chosen to co-develop new AI-based osteoporosis prevention solutions under EUREKA intergovernmental network.  – The UK-Israel research and development grant will be co-developed with clinical teams from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Assuta …

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GE Healthcare Unveils First X-Ray AI Algorithm to Assess ETT Placement for COVID-19 Patients

What You Should Know: – GE Healthcare announced a new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to help clinicians assess Endotracheal Tube (ETT) placements, a necessary and important step when ventilating critically ill COVID-19 patients. – The AI solution is one of five included in GE Healthcare’s Critical Care Suite 2.0, an industry-first collection of AI algorithms …

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AliveCor Receives FDA Clearance of Next-Gen EKG Algorithms

What You Should Know: – AliveCor announced they received FDA clearance of new algorithms for use with their personal EKG devices, KardiaMobile and KardiaMobile 6L. These additional determinations will be available via a software upgrade for the Kardia devices in 2021. – The additional FDA-cleared algorithms double the number of heart rhythm disturbances that AliveCor’s …

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COVID-19 and Racial Disparities: Transforming the Health of Businesses

Margarita Alegría, PhD, Chief of the Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital American businesses and their leadership are at a crossroads. COVID-19 has forced us all to re-evaluate how we work and live, while the current protest movements have placed a spotlight on the systemic injustices non-white workers face both in and out of …

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Microsoft Launches Dedicated HealthTech Startup Program in India

What You Should Know: – Microsoft launches a dedicated HealthTech Startup Program and partners with startup incubator Social Alpha to accelerate the growth of healthtech startups in India. – Selected startups into the program will benefit from focused healthcare industry teams, co-innovation and collaboration, and Microsoft AI for healthcare. Today, Microsoft has announced the launch …

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Nuance Sells Off Transcription and EHR-Go-Live Services Businesses to DeliverHealth

What You Should Know: –   Nuance announced that it’s planning to sell two sections of its healthcare business – Health Information Management (HIM) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) Go-Live Services – to a new independent company, called DeliverHealth, in early 2021. – Nuance will be a minority shareholder of DeliverHealth and continue to provide its …

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Bringing Scalability Into Chemistry Modeling

Synthetic chemistry has been with us for centuries, but it is now entering a new frontier. Big data, AI and machine learning are unlocking a predictive power that is transforming the conceptualization and optimization of synthetic routes. A new white paper from the Entellect team titled “The foresight to bring scalability into chemistry modeling” looks …

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Gates Foundation Awards Caption Health $4.95M Grant to Develop AI-Guided Lung Ultrasound System

What You Should Know: – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awards Caption Health a $4.5M grant to support the development of an AI-guided lung ultrasound system. – The grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be leveraged to create new AI technology that allows medical professionals without prior ultrasound experience to perform lung …

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Providence Taps Nuance to Develop AI-Powered Integrated Clinical Intelligence

What You Should Know: – Nuance Communications, Inc. and one of the country’s largest health systems, Providence, announced a strategic collaboration, supported by Microsoft, dedicated to creating better patient experiences and ease clinician burden. – The collaboration centers around Providence harnessing Nuance’s AI-powered solutions to securely and automatically capture patient-clinician conversations. – As part of …

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AI implementation for pharma and healthcare

Abid Rahman from Intouch Group tells pharmaphorum how AI-based technology is solving challenges across healthcare systems, pharmaceutical companies, and patient treatment. With AI already the key engine for a growing list of consumer devices, the trend has created exciting opportunities for pharma and healthcare. “We have now entered a new phase of AI implementation where …

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Buoy Health Raises $37.5M to Expand AI-Powered Healthcare Navigation Platform

What You Should Know: – Buoy Health raises $37.5 million in Series C funding to expand it’s AI-powered healthcare navigation platform, bringing its total raised to date at $66.5M. – Buoy will use the proceeds to further build out its IP with respect to artificial intelligence and other technologies, as well as grow the Buoy …

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M&A: Centene to Acquire AI Healthcare Analytics Platform Apixio

What You Should Know: – Centene Corporation acquires AI healthcare analytics platform Apixio to additional data and AI capability to technology portfolio. – Apixio will remain an operationally independent entity as part of Centene’s Health Care Enterprises group to continue bringing value to its clients and the industry. Centene Corporation, today announced it has signed …

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VHA, Ontrak Launch 3-Year AI Study to Help Prevent Veteran Suicide

What You Should Know: – The Veterans Health Administration has selected Ontrak in collaboration with Harvard Medical School and Brown University to transform suicide prevention care for veterans. – Leveraging AI developed by a Harvard Medical School professor and the core analytics of the Ontrak platform, the three-year study will look at the effect of …

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Eko Lands $65M to Expand AI-Powered Telehealth Platform for Virtual Pulmonary and Cardiac Exam

What You Should Know: – Cardiopulmonary digital health company Eko raises $65M in Series C funding to close the gap between virtual and in-person heart and lung care. – The latest round of funding will enable Eko to expand in-clinic use of its platform of telehealth and AI algorithms for disease screening and to launch …

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To Solve Healthcare Interoperability, We Must ‘Solve the Surround’

Peter S. Tippett, MD, Ph.D., Founder & CEO of careMesh Interoperability in healthcare is a national disgrace. After more than three decades of effort, billions of dollars in incentives and investments, State and Federal regulations, and tens of thousands of articles and studies on making all of this work — we are only slightly better …

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Johnson & Johnson Innovation Launches 3 Collaborations to Advance Healthcare in China

Front row (left to right): Jian Chen, Vice President, Xian Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Dan Wang, Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Asia Pacific; Sharona Tao, Leader, Communications & Public Affairs, Johnson & Johnson China; Jennifer Yang, Head, Lung Cancer Initiative China, Johnson & Johnson Back row (left to right): Alex Zhavoronkov, Founder & CEO, Insilico Medicine; Li …

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Merck KGaA Collaborates with Iktos to Deploy AI in New Drug Design

Shots: Iktos will leverage its de novo generative design technology to be used in a structure-enabled context, facilitating the rapid & cost-effective design of Merck KGaA’s drug discovery program The collaboration follows the previous agreement of the companies signed in 2019. Merck KGaA is utilizing Iktos’ de novo design software platform Makya for MPO Iktos’ …

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How RPA Can Help Get COVID-19 Vaccines to High-Risk Patients First

Ram Sathia, VP of Intelligent Automation at PK While most of the public’s attention is focused on the horse race for an approved COVID-19 vaccine, another major hurdle lies just around the corner: the distribution of hundreds of millions of vaccine doses. In today’s highly complex and disconnected health data landscape, technologies like AI, Machine …

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AI Leads Way to Less False Positives on Remote Cardiac Monitoring Devices, Improved Results

What You Should Know: – Cardiac patients and their cardiologists are experiencing a high number of false positives with remote patient monitoring devices as a result of signal artifact providing inaccurate data, which can lead to many complications—other than medical, such as unnecessary tests and increased medical costs. – Ambulatory cardiac monitoring provider InfoBionic has …

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Will Nanox Disrupt The X-ray Systems Market?

With its share price falling from more than $66 to less than $24, September was a tumultuous month for Nanox. On August 25th, the medical imaging start-up closed its initial public offering, having raised $190m from the sale of 10,555,556 ordinary shares at a price of $18 each. Money poured in as investors were sold …

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Ontrak Acquires Science-Backed, Behavior Change Platform LifeDojo

What You Should Know: – Ontrak acquires LifeDojo Inc, a San Francisco, CA-based comprehensive, science-backed behavior change platform. – The acquisition broadens Ontrak’s addressable market and footprint to lower acuity populations enabling new interventions and remote patient monitoring. Ontrak, Inc., a leading AI-powered and telehealth-enabled, virtualized healthcare company, today announced that it has acquired LifeDojo …

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MHRA looks to AI to hunt for COVID-19 vaccine side effects

The UK drugs regulator has awarded a £1.5 million tender to a software company for an artificial intelligence tool that will be used to process “the expected high volume of COVID-19 vaccine adverse drug reactions (ADRs).” The tender awarded to Maidenhead, Berkshire-based GenPact UK aims to “ensure that no details from the ADRs…are missed” as …

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Mayo Clinic Launches Vocal Biomarker Study for Pulmonary Hypertension Detection

What You Should Know: – Mayo Clinic announced a collaboration with Vocalis Health to to research and develop new voice-based tools for screening, detecting and monitoring patient health, beginning with a study to identify vocal biomarkers to detect pulmonary hypertension (PH). – The clinical validation study will utilize Vocalis Health’s proprietary software, which can operate …

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Fern Health Taps 10M Mass General De-Identified Patient Records for Pain Management

What You Should Know: – Fern Health will reveal a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Mass General Hospital where it will inform existing and future digitally-delivered pain management programs through the marriage of AI + predictive analytics with 10 million de-identified Mass General patient records. – MGH will validate emerging Fern Health products and pilot new products …

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BMS joins forces with insitro to develop neurodegenerative treatments

insitro has landed another big biopharma partnership, signing a five-year collaboration with Bristol Myers Sqibb to develop therapies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).  Neurodegenerative disorders such as ALS and FTD are considered a challenging therapeutic area, with no disease modifying treatments available today. insitro uses machine-learning technology to discover novel drug …

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Northwestern to Deploy FDA-Cleared Deploy AI-Guided Cardiac Ultrasounds

What You Should Know: – Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the first in the nation to deploy FDA-cleared AI-guided ultrasound by Caption Health, including measurement of ejection fraction – the most widely used measurement to assess cardiac function. – Caption Health’s AI-guided cardiac ultrasound enables clinicians – including those without experience – to accurately perform diagnostic-quality …

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KēlaHealth Lands $12.9M to Expand AI-Powered Surgical Intelligence Platform

What You Should Know: –  KēlaHealth announced their Series A round (combined seed and Series A) of $12.9M led by Sante Ventures and new innovation VC, Intuitive Ventures. – KēlaHealth, is a surgical intelligence engine that applies a dynamic cycle of patient-specific predictions, stratified interventions, and outcomes tracking to reduce surgical complications – KēlaHealth is …

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Kettering Health to Deploy Nuance’s AI-Driven Physician Documentation for ED

What You Should Know: – Nuance Communications, Inc. announced the Kettering Health Network has selected ED Guidance for Nuance Dragon Medical Advisor. – This AI-powered computer-assisted physician documentation (CAPD) solution will help reduce physicians’ administrative burden while lowering the risk of adverse safety events, missing diagnoses, and malpractice litigation – priorities for all physicians, especially …

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FDA Clears First-in-World Hematology App, Unlocking Potential of Diagnosis

What You Should Know: – Scopio Labs announced FDA clearance of its AI-powered X100 microscope and decision support system with Full Field Peripheral Blood Smear (Full Field PBS) application.  – Using advanced computational photography imaging and tailored AI tools, Full Field PBS gives clinical laboratories an unprecedented ability to capture digital scans with full-field view of …

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Novartis launches digital health hub in Canada

Novartis is opening a new digital health innovation hub in Canada to help develop “scalable, digital solutions” for patients and healthcare providers. The Canadian Biome Digital Innovation Hub will be based in Montreal at the artificial intelligence research institute, Mila. The institute formed a strategic alliance with Novartis in 2019. Canada is the latest country …

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Using Behavioral Science in A Digital World

By Rotem Shor, Medisafe Chief Technology Officer Technology and health have experienced a convergence in the last few years, leading to a new state of digital health that is transforming how we live and work. But there is a greater science behind it that analyzes tremendous amounts of data to shape and personalize our health …

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Innovaccer Launches AI-Enabled Patient Relationship Management Solution

What You Should Know: – Innovaccer launches its artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled patient relationship management solution to streamline communication between patients and their care teams. – The solution enables providers and member teams to move beyond treating illness to facilitating proactive care by building productive, long-term relationships with patients. Innovaccer, Inc., a San Francisco, CA-based healthcare …

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JPC Taps Proscia to Modernize World’s Largest Human Tissue Repository

What You Should Know: – The U.S. government’s Joint Pathology Center, which houses the world’s largest human tissue repository, today announced that Proscia, a leading digital and AI pathology company, will provide end-to-end modernization of JPC’s pathology operations. – The multi-phase project will digitize the world’s largest human pathology specimen repository in order to enhance …

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The Future of the ICU? How Clinical Decision Support Is Advancing Care

Kelly Patrick, Principal Analyst at Signify Research Without a doubt 2020 has been a devastating year for many; the impact of COVID-19 on both personal lives and businesses has had long-term consequences. At the end of September, the number of COVID-19 cases fell just short of 350 million, with just over 1 million deaths reported. …

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Can Technology Help Reduce Cases of Hospital Negligence?

For most healthcare professionals, providing care to their patients is mandatory. However, there are times when their desire to give patients the best care possible becomes a necessity for compliance, particularly now that hospital negligence has been a constant stress factor for both professionals and patients.  It is a given that any medical treatment has …

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Rare diseases, repurposing and the role of AI

In the age of artificial intelligence, no trial data should be going to waste. Findacure’s Rick Thompson looks at how these technologies could bring us closer to treatments for underserved rare diseases. The repurposing of drugs is becoming more common, especially in the field of rare diseases.  In the past, repurposing has mostly been driven …

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98point6 Lands $118M to Expand Text-Based Primary Care Platform

98point6 App What You Should Know: – On-demand text-based primary care platform 98point6 raises $118M in Series E funding to further invest in research and development and expand its robust medical practice. – 98point6 offers patients easy access to primary care in the same way they’ve grown accustomed to receiving the majority of services today—on …

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GYANT Develops First-to-Market COVID-19 Vaccine Care Navigation Tool

What You Should Know: – AI-driven virtual care company, GYANT, has announced its first-to-market COVID-19 vaccine care navigation tool to help health systems anticipate novel patient needs. – GYANT Vaccine deploys as a white-labeled virtual assistant on provider websites, mobile apps, and patient portals, managing the patient journey from initial inquiry to post-visit follow up. …

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Fujifilm & Volpara Partner to Help Clinicians Determine Patient Breast Density

What You Should Know: – FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. and Volpara Solutions announced the extension of their partnership to provide mammography facilities and clinicians with breast imaging solutions designed to improve image quality, streamline workflow and accurately assess a patient’s breast density. – Building on a successful 6-year partnership, Fujifilm’s customers using ASPIRE Cristalle …

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Geisinger, OSF, Presbyterian Double Down on Digital Transformation with AVIA

What You Should Know: – AVIA, a healthcare innovation network comprised of 50+ health systems and other healthcare stakeholder groups, today announced that Geisinger, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, and OSF HealthCare have renewed or expanded their partnerships with the organization to accelerate digital transformation within their individual systems. – While hospital spending has steeply declined due …

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Innovaccer Unveils Risk Adjustment Solution For Improved Coding Accuracy

What You Should Know: – Innovaccer unveils new risk adjustment solution to help providers better segment their population to refine the risk scoring process and improve coding accuracy and efficiency, thereby improving performance on risk-based contracts. – The solution utilizes Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to make risk predictions. Innovaccer, Inc., a …

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Butterfly Network Launches Mobile, Whole-Body Ultrasound with Integrated Telehealth Platform

What You Should Know: –  Butterfly Network launched its next-gen ultrasound product, the new Butterfly iQ+ featuring the world’s only Ultrasound-on Chip™ technology and announced a landmark collaboration with the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Butterfly Network, Inc., today announced the launch of its next-gen ultrasound product, the new Butterfly iQ+, the world’s only single-probe, whole-body ultrasound system …

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Will AI-Based Automation Replace Basic Primary Care? Should It?

By KEN TERRY In a recent podcast about the future of telehealth, Lyle Berkowitz, MD, a technology consultant, entrepreneur, and professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, confidently predicted that, because of telehealth and clinical automation, “In 10-20 years, we won’t need primary care physicians [for routine care]. The remaining PCPs will specialize in …

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Intermountain to Deploy AI-Powered Digital Assistants Across Clinically Integrated Network

What You Should Know: – Intermountain Healthcare announced it will scale Notable’s AI-driven platform across the health system’s clinically integrated network to support thousands of providers, automate administrative workflows, streamline the check-in experience for patients, and simplify provider follow-up. – The Notable Platform uses intelligent automation to identify and engage more patients in need of …

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ViewPoints Article: Digital Healthcare in India – Current Trends & Future

Digital healthcare means using communications and information technologies in medicine to diagnose, predict, treat, and monitor diseases. It is also widely used for prognosis, rehabilitation, behavioral health, and public health.  Indians have witnessed a surge of smartphone and internet use since the last decade. This had led to an easier delivery of smart digital solutions. …

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3 Telemedicine Security and Compliance Best Practices

Gerry Miller, Founder & CEO at Cloudticity The coronavirus pandemic accelerated telemedicine exponentially as patients and doctors switched from in-person visits to remote consultations. Health providers rapidly scaled virtual offerings in March and April and traffic volumes soared to unprecedented levels, with practices “seeing 50 to 175 times the number of patients by telehealth than …

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Extracting Relevant Chemical Information from Patents with Machine Learning

New chemical compounds and reactions are often introduced to the world – and with little fanfare – through patents. It may be years after the patent has been filed before these compounds are published in scholarly journals, and even then it is only a small share of them that are published at all. As a …

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NVIDIA Develops AI Model to Accurately Predict Oxygen Needs for COVID-19 Patients

What You Should Know: – NVIDIA and Massachusetts General Brigham Hospital researchers develop an AI model that determines whether a person showing up in the emergency room with COVID-19 symptoms will need supplemental oxygen hours or even days after an initial exam. – The ultimate goal of this model is to predict the likelihood that …

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NIH Taps PhysIQ to Develop AI-Based COVID-19 Digital Biomarker

What You Should Know: – physIQ has been selected by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to develop an innovative AI-based COVID-19 digital biomarker solution to address the COVID-19 pandemic. – Early detection of COVID-19 decompensation in patients is complicated by infrequent and non-specific clinical data. The first-in-kind tool will collect and analyzes continuous physiologic …

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Amwell, Tyto Care Expand Partnership to Power Augmented Virtual Care Experiences

What You Should Know: – Tyto Care and Amwell® announced an expanded partnership, allowing the companies to develop new integrations to enhance virtual care offerings for providers. – By pairing Tyto Care’s TytoHome device and platform with Amwell’s platform, the two companies will together provide patients and providers with augmented virtual care experiences and broadly enrich the capabilities and satisfaction with healthcare organizations’ …

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4 Areas Driving AI Adoption in Hospital Operations and Patient Safety

Renee Yao, Global Healthcare AI Startups Lead at NVIDIA COVID-19 has put a tremendous burden on hospitals, and the clinicians, nurses, and medical staff who make them run.  Many hospitals have suffered financially as they did not anticipate the severity of the disease. The extended duration of patient stays in ICUs, the need for more …

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Anthem Expands Relationship with doc.ai to Power Digital Health Offerings

What You Should Know: – Anthem extends the use of doc.ai’s platform and portfolio of privacy-first technologies and artificial intelligence software services to drive the personalization of Anthem’s digital assets and create improved value for users. – doc.ai’s product offerings are deployed on its cloud-agnostic and zero-trust infrastructure that lets clients like Anthem launch products …

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Trying to Make AI Less Squirrelly

By KIM BELLARD You may have missed it, but the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) just announced its first annual Squirrel AI award winner: Regina Barzilay, a professor at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).   In fact, if you’re like me, you may have missed that there was a Squirrel …

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Experity Acquires Reputation Management Platform Calibrater Health

What You Should Know: – Experity, a provider of urgent care health IT, has acquired feedback management solutions company- Calibrater Health. – Through the acquisition, Experity will expand its patient engagement HIT platform by fully integrating Calibrater’s reputation management functionalities like AI-powered issue tracking, SMS patient surveys, and enhanced performance insights. Experity, a provider of …

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Nuance Advances Virtual Assistant Tech for Customers Using Epic EHR

What You Should Know: – Nuance advances conversational AI with Dragon Medical virtual assistant for Hey Epic! virtual assistant in Epic Hyperspace. – Building upon Nuance’s Dragon Medical solution already used by more than 550,000 physicians, this integration with Hey Epic! enables clinicians to conversationally navigate the EHR, search for information, place orders, and seamlessly …

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Change Healthcare Acquires Cloud-Native Imaging Platform Nucleus.io

What You Should Know: – Change Healthcare acquires Nucleus.io to create the first of its kind end-to-end, cloud-native Enterprise Imaging to integrate Change Healthcare’s next-generation medical imaging platform. – The acquisition will accelerate Change Healthcare’s timeline to implement a complete cloud-based, end-to-end Enterprise Imaging solution with customers by leveraging the 7,500+ organizations Nucleus.io currently serves. …

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Genesis Health Taps Bright.md to Power New Telehealth Offering

What You Should Know: – Genesis Health System has signed a partnership agreement with Bright.md to offer patients in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois access to its Bright.md’s SmartExam solution. – The new virtual care offering offers an affordable way to get care for hundreds of low-acuity conditions, mental health, urinary tract infections, …

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Healx uses AI to find drugs for Angelman Syndrome

The UK-based AI technology company Healx has begun a partnership with the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST), focusing on developing new therapies for the rare neurogenetic disorder. The latest project will focus on quickly identifying and progressing novel treatments for Angelman syndrome, which is caused by several genetic mutations. But the most significant is …

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Memorial Health Deploys Chatbots to Virtualize Waiting Room Experience

What You Should Know: – Memorial Health System selects LifeLink Conversational AI technology to virtualize the waiting room experience for patients – Mobile chatbots to automate intake for telehealth and in-person visits, while maintaining COVID-19 social distancing and safety protocols. Memorial Health System , a community-based, not-for-profit corporation serving the people and communities of central Illinois through …

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Cerner Launches AI-Powered Command Center Dashboard for COVID-19 Response

What You Should Know: – Cerner launches a new Command Center dashboard to help organizations visualize and optimize operations in a centralized location by leveraging real-time data and predictive analytics to provide situational awareness and decision support during COVID-19. – Powered by AI and predictive models, helps organizations align patient needs, staffing, and resources to …

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4 Ways Businesses Will Adapt Their Healthcare Landscape

Dr. Donald Brown, CEO and founder of LifeOmic The coronavirus pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, from how we work to how we get our health care. The crisis has put the creativity of many small businesses to the test after being forced to move operations online once social distancing became the norm. …

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Medtronic Acquires Smart Insulin Pen Company Companion Medical

What You Should Know: – Today, Medtronic announced that it will acquire Companion Medical, the manufacturer of InPen, a smart insulin pen system paired with an integrated diabetes management app. – The addition of Companion’s InPen system builds upon Medtronic’s strategic acquisitions of Nutrino and Klue to further improve overall automated decision-making capabilities and optimizes dosing decisions using …

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Top 5 RCM Challenges for Healthcare Executives in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

Brian Robertson, CEO at VisiQuate, There have been many memorable “where were you?” events since the 21st century began. But few can match the COVID-19 pandemic, at least from a healthcare perspective.  The effect on healthcare (and healthcare executives) has been particularly profound since our industry is in the center of everything. From the search for …

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$5M Research Grant Launches to Evaluate Efficacy of Virtual Diabetes Care

What You Should Know: – DreaMed Diabetes, the developer of personalized, AI-based diabetes management solutions, will participate in a clinical study, led by Jaeb Center for Health Research Foundation, to evaluate the efficacy of virtual treatment for diabetes patients. The research is funded by a $5 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. …

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M&A Analysis: 3 Benefits of Siemens Healthineers’ $16.4B Acquisition of Varian Medical

What You Should Know: – Siemens Healthineers and Varian Medical announce a $16.4B deal in an all-cash transaction on 2nd August 2020. – Deal expected to close in 1H 2021. – Varian Medical will maintain its brand name and operate “independently” – Siemens AG will drop holding in Siemens Healthineers from 85% to 72% as …

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Blue Shield of CA Taps Cricket Health to Offer AI-Driven, Personalized Kidney Care Plans for Members At No Cost

What You Should Know: – Blue Shield of CA and kidney care provider Cricket Health announced a partnership to offer a personalized, virtual, multidisciplinary care available for members with kidney disease or kidney failure at no extra cost – By offering remote care, via phone or virtually online, Cricket Health’s approach to kidney care is …

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AstraZeneca, Eko Collaborate to Advance Innovation Around Heart Failure

What You Should Know: – Eko today announced a global collaboration with AstraZeneca to accelerate the development of digital health tools for the earlier screening of cardiovascular diseases, including heart failure.  – Through the collaboration, AstraZeneca and Eko will explore accelerating the development of Eko algorithms, enhancing clinical trials with Eko technology, and potentially building …

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Cerner Integrates Nuances Virtual Assistant Platform with Millennium EHR to Reduce Physician Burnout

What You Should Know: – Cerner expands its AI collaboration with Nuance to provide joint customers with more advanced natural language virtual assistant technology to navigate electronic health records (EHRs) using just their voice, giving clinicians more time to spend with patients and less time with a computer. – As part of the expanded collaboration, Nuance will offer Cerner deeply …

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Next wave: how pharma analytics can be improved with new technologies

Pharmaceutical companies have always had access to a steady stream of data to look at what has happened in the past and to try to predict future prescribing trends. Business intelligence (BI) departments have supported this throughout with timely and effective reporting, within an environment that has seen in recent years a bit of an …

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Ciox Health Acquires Biomedical NLP Company Medal

What You Should Know: – Ciox Health has acquired Medal, Inc., a biomedical Natural Language Processing (biomed-NLP) technology company. – The acquisition will lead Ciox to better and more quickly enable real-world data in support of research that advances patient care. Ciox Health, a leading health technology company, today announced its acquisition of San Francisco-based biomedical Natural Language …

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