Together, the Tennessee-based health system and health technology company will develop solutions to help clinicians detect diseases faster. The new agreement builds on an existing partnership that focuses on earlier diagnoses for lung cancer.
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… Read More »SciBite’s James Malone Talks Future of Biocuration on Conference Panel
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… Read More »Cleveland Clinic researchers measure pandemic’s effect on Medicare population
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… Read More »Komodo Health Launches Next-Gen AI to Accelerate Innovation and Close Gaps in Care
Mayo Clinic struck joint ventures with two startups to develop and commercialize AI diagnostic tools. It’s part of a broader plan by Mayo Clinic to develop more AI tools to support clinical decisions.
In a review of 130 FDA-cleared AI tools, researchers found that the vast majority of them relied on retrospective studies. Most of the developers also didn’t share information on how many sites the algorithms had been tested in, or how they performed in different patient… Read More »FDA-cleared AI devices lack critical information on performance, equity
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… Read More »Cohere Health Raises $36M to Automate Prior Authorization Between Payers & Providers
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… Read More »Q1 2021 Health IT/Digital Health PC/VE, M&A, IPOs/ SPACs Activity
Microsoft will buy up healthcare AI partner Nuance for $19.7 billion. Nuance makes speech-recognition tools for clinical documentation, as well as security tools.
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… Read More »Philips, Ibex Medical Analytics Partner on AI-Powered Digital Pathology Adoption
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… Read More »Carta Healthcare Raises $17.3M for AI-Assisted Data Abstraction
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… Read More »Cardinal Health and Deep Lens Collaborate for AI-based Oncology Clinical Trial Matching
Vaccine hesitancy is still a challenge to providers’ immunization plans. Florida-based AdventHealth is bringing the might of AI technology — specifically machine learning and natural language processing — to combat the issue.
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… Read More »Country focus: Hungary carves out a niche in digital pharma
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… Read More »COVID Exposed The Dire Need for Real-Time Healthcare Data Sharing
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… Read More »3 Barriers Stalling AI Adoption in Revenue Cycle Management
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.
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… Read More »How NLP Can Uncover Social Determinants of Heart Disease
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… Read More »Ro Nabs $500M to Strengthen Vertically Integrated Primary Care Platform
Viz.AI, a San Francisco-based care coordination startup, raised $71 million in series C funding. The company plans to use the funds to build out its platform beyond coordinating care for stroke.
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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… Read More »Intel, Samsung Partner on AI-Based Ultrasound Solution for Anesthesia Administration
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… Read More »AI, big data and deep real-world evidence – the challenges and opportunities
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… Read More »How Artificial Intelligence Is Making Senior Care More Human
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… Read More »bene : studio Launches HealthTech Product Accelerator Starting April 1st
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.
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… Read More »Data-Driven Future: Impact of Machine Learning on Diabetes Management
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… Read More »Why Patients, Not EHRs, Deserve our Undivided Attention
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… Read More »ViewPoints Article: Role of Digital Technology in Improving Diagnosis
IBM is reportedly looking to sell its Watson Health business. If true, it would be another stumble in a much-hyped healthcare project by a technology company.
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.
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… Read More »AliveCor, AstraZeneca Partner to Screen for Blood Potassium Levels Via Electrocardiograms
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… Read More »4 principles for the future of pharma marketing
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… Read More »ECRI Institute: Top 10 Health Technology Hazards to Watch in 2021
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.
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… Read More »Sharecare to Go Public in SPAC IPO Deal, Reaching $3.9B Valuation
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… Read More »Can AI Pave the Path to Reducing Physician Burnout?
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… Read More »Theator Nabs $15.5M to Scale AI-Driven Surgical Intelligence Platform
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… Read More »Nuance Acquires Ambient AI Assistant for Physicians Platform Saykara
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… Read More »What Were the Biggest Advances in Life Sciences in 2020?
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… Read More »Executive Hires: Walgreens Appoints New CEO, Cityblock Health, Innovaccer, Others
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… Read More »When algorithms help — and when they hurt
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… Read More »A Patient Engagement Strategy Needs to Deliver a Holistic Experience
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… Read More »Capital Rx Secures $50 Million to Redefine Prescription Pricing
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… Read More »Volpara Acquires Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Platform CRA Health for $18M
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… Read More »Google Cloud Launches Intelligent COVID-19 Vaccine Impact Solution with AI-Powered Forecasting, Sentiment Analysis
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.… Read More »EarlySense Sells Contact-Free Monitoring IP to Hilron for $30M
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.… Read More »Cellino Closes $16M Seed Financing led by The Engine and Khosla Ventures to Automate and Scale Stem Cell Manufacture
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… Read More »Future of Pharma and RELX Reports Highlight Importance of Tech
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… Read More »The Combination of 5G and AI Will Transform Healthcare in 2021
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,… Read More »Sharecare Acquires AI-Enabled Digital Transformation Platform doc.ai
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… Read More »GetWellNetwork Acquires Consumer Engagement Platform Docent Health
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… Read More »DarioHealth Acquires Musculoskeletal Solution Upright for $31M
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… Read More »How Automation is Key to the Future of Healthcare Operations
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… Read More »From Analog to Digital Neurology: 3 Steps to Better Inform Patient Care
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… Read More »Intelligent Automation of the Revenue Cycle: How an Integrated Platform Approach Yields Financial Results
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… Read More »Boston Scientific Acquires Preventice Solutions for $925M in Cash
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,… Read More »Challenges of Operationalizing Remote Patient Monitoring Data
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.”
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… Read More »Tyto Care Launches FDA-Cleared Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Medical Device
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… Read More »mPulse Mobile Acquires Digital Health Engagement Company The Big Know
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… Read More »Philips Acquires Medical Device Integration Platform Capsule for $635M
Paige, a New York-based computational pathology startup, raised $100 million in a series C funding round. The company develops clinical decision support algorithms for oncology.
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… Read More »IoMT Is Improving Patient Access: We Must Avoid Creating New Barriers
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… Read More »Philips Collaborates with Merck KGaA to Advance Personalized Fertility Treatment
Medicine will never progress without technology—there’s no denying that. But for the foreseeable future, human interaction remains an instrumental part of the healthcare experience.
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… Read More »Why Hospitals Should Act Now to Create Clinical AI Departments
AI tools increasingly occupy a regulatory gray area in healthcare. For clinicians to assess whether they are trustworthy, they need transparency on how they work, said panelists at CES.
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… Read More »Nuance Launches AI-Powered Patient Engagement Virtual Assistant Platform
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… Read More »Transforming Care Delivery Through AI-Powered Predictive Surveillance
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… Read More »COVID-19 Deferrals Lead to 3 Major Conditions Payers/Providers Must Address in 2021
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… Read More »DaVita & RenalytixAI Partner for Early Risk Identification to Help Slow Kidney Disease Progression
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… Read More »2020’s Top 20 Digital Health M&A Deals Totaled $50B
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… Read More »30 Executives Share Top Healthcare Predictions & Trends to Watch in 2021
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… Read More »Amazon, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Merck to Build $10M Digital Health Innovation Lab in Israel
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… Read More »Gaps in Clinical Communication, Document Exchange Lead to Gaps in Care
The MedsEngine: Chronic Condition Management Takes a Leap The MedsEngine is one of the first of the new digital tools that facilitates far more effective chronic condition management The Doctor Weighs In
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… Read More »5 ways digital health, and digital pharma, changed in 2020
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… Read More »M&A: Philips Acquires Remote Cardiac Monitoring BioTelemetry for $2.8B
The company, which offers a text-based primary care platform, is building a suite of technology to support its physicians.
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… Read More »H1 Secures $58M to Expand Global Healthcare Data Platform
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… Read More »AI Algorithms Can Predict Outcomes of COVID-19 Patients with Mild Symptoms in ER
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… Read More »Mayo Clinic Researchers to Validate Interoperability of Encrypted Algorithms and Training on Encrypted Data
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.
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,… Read More »Docs are ROCs: a simple fix for a “methodologically indefensible” practice in medical AI studies
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 &… Read More »Pair Team Emerges Out of Stealth with $2.7M to Automate Primary Care Operations
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… Read More »Highmark Taps Lark Health for AI-Driven Chronic Disease Management/Prevention
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. –… Read More »M&A: Olive Acquires AI Prior Authorization Company Verata Health
Northwestern University researchers developed an AI system that analyzes patients’ chest X-rays to identify Covid-19. A study shows it can classify the images faster and with slightly higher accuracy than radiologists.
In a challenge where researchers try to predict the shape of newly identified proteins, an AI system developed by DeepMind determined the shape of two-thirds of proteins with an accuracy comparable to laboratory experiments.
The technology company is launching an alliance connecting the AI-driven medical imaging startups in its accelerator program to the GE Healthcare Edison Developer Program and Nuance AI Marketplace for diagnostic imaging.
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… Read More »NLP is Raising the Bar on Accurate Detection of Adverse Drug Events
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… Read More »Recent Executive Hires: CVS Health New President, Cleveland Clinic/Amwell Joint Venture Leadership, Others
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… Read More »Zebra Medical Vision to Co-Develop AI-Based Models for Osteoporosis Early Detection & Prevention
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… Read More »GE Healthcare Unveils First X-Ray AI Algorithm to Assess ETT Placement for COVID-19 Patients
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… Read More »AliveCor Receives FDA Clearance of Next-Gen EKG Algorithms
The health system and biotech company are collaborating to create a Covid-19 patient registry biobank, which will combine de-identified patient data and AI technology to identify characteristics and trends that have an impact on disease outcomes.
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… Read More »COVID-19 and Racial Disparities: Transforming the Health of Businesses
The 51-hospital system and artificial intelligence company are building on their existing collaboration to deploy technology that will allow physicians to focus solely on their patients during visits.
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… Read More »Microsoft Launches Dedicated HealthTech Startup Program in India
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… Read More »Nuance Sells Off Transcription and EHR-Go-Live Services Businesses to DeliverHealth
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… Read More »Bringing Scalability Into Chemistry Modeling
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… Read More »Gates Foundation Awards Caption Health $4.95M Grant to Develop AI-Guided Lung Ultrasound System
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… Read More »Providence Taps Nuance to Develop AI-Powered Integrated Clinical Intelligence
Google Cloud developed a suite of tools using natural language processing to help healthcare workers review and analyze medical documents more easily.
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… Read More »AI implementation for pharma and healthcare
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… Read More »Buoy Health Raises $37.5M to Expand AI-Powered Healthcare Navigation Platform
The company, which makes a digital stethoscope and electrocardiogram, raised $65 million in series C funding. It plans to use the funds to build out a telehealth platform and at-home monitoring program for cardiopulmonary patients.
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… Read More »M&A: Centene to Acquire AI Healthcare Analytics Platform Apixio
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… Read More »VHA, Ontrak Launch 3-Year AI Study to Help Prevent Veteran Suicide
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… Read More »Eko Lands $65M to Expand AI-Powered Telehealth Platform for Virtual Pulmonary and Cardiac Exam
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… Read More »To Solve Healthcare Interoperability, We Must ‘Solve the Surround’
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… Read More »Johnson & Johnson Innovation Launches 3 Collaborations to Advance Healthcare in China
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… Read More »Merck KGaA Collaborates with Iktos to Deploy AI in New Drug Design
Startups are turning to voice data as they try to develop tools to detect a wide range of diseases. One startup, Vocalis Health, is working with Mayo Clinic to identify voice-based biomarkers for pulmonary hypertension.
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… Read More »How RPA Can Help Get COVID-19 Vaccines to High-Risk Patients First
Ontrak, a company that uses analytics to identify employees with untreated behavioral health conditions, acquired coaching startup LifeDojo for $10 million.
Alphabet’s “moonshot” subsidiary X shared that it failed to find a single biomarker for depression and anxiety. But the company still plans to make its research, which included developing portable EEGs, available to the public.
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… Read More »AI Leads Way to Less False Positives on Remote Cardiac Monitoring Devices, Improved Results
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… Read More »Will Nanox Disrupt The X-ray Systems Market?
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,… Read More »Ontrak Acquires Science-Backed, Behavior Change Platform LifeDojo
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… Read More »MHRA looks to AI to hunt for COVID-19 vaccine side effects
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… Read More »Mayo Clinic Launches Vocal Biomarker Study for Pulmonary Hypertension Detection
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… Read More »Fern Health Taps 10M Mass General De-Identified Patient Records for Pain Management
Activ Surgical is building hardware-agnostic surgical software that allows surgical systems to collaborate with surgeons. Founder and Chief Science and Medical Officer Dr. Peter Kim and CEO Todd Usen discussed the company’s goals in an emailed response to questions.
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… Read More »BMS joins forces with insitro to develop neurodegenerative treatments
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… Read More »Northwestern to Deploy FDA-Cleared Deploy AI-Guided Cardiac Ultrasounds
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,… Read More »KēlaHealth Lands $12.9M to Expand AI-Powered Surgical Intelligence Platform
Instead of suggesting a diagnosis for moles and skin lesions, digital health startup Miiskin is leaving that up to dermatologists. The company is rolling out a version of its tool for clinicians to make it easier for their patients to track moles and other spots… Read More »Skin-checking app sees future in clinicians, not automation
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… Read More »Kettering Health to Deploy Nuance’s AI-Driven Physician Documentation for ED
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… Read More »FDA Clears First-in-World Hematology App, Unlocking Potential of Diagnosis
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… Read More »Novartis launches digital health hub in Canada
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… Read More »Using Behavioral Science in A Digital World
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… Read More »Innovaccer Launches AI-Enabled Patient Relationship Management Solution
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… Read More »JPC Taps Proscia to Modernize World’s Largest Human Tissue Repository
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… Read More »The Future of the ICU? How Clinical Decision Support Is Advancing Care
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… Read More »Can Technology Help Reduce Cases of Hospital Negligence?
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… Read More »Rare diseases, repurposing and the role of AI
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… Read More »98point6 Lands $118M to Expand Text-Based Primary Care Platform
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… Read More »GYANT Develops First-to-Market COVID-19 Vaccine Care Navigation Tool
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… Read More »Fujifilm & Volpara Partner to Help Clinicians Determine Patient Breast Density
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… Read More »Geisinger, OSF, Presbyterian Double Down on Digital Transformation with AVIA
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… Read More »Innovaccer Unveils Risk Adjustment Solution For Improved Coding Accuracy
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… Read More »Butterfly Network Launches Mobile, Whole-Body Ultrasound with Integrated Telehealth Platform
The FDA granted an emergency use authorization to an algorithm developed by Dascena to predict which Covid-19 patients might face unstable blood pressure or respiratory decline.
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… Read More »Will AI-Based Automation Replace Basic Primary Care? Should It?
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… Read More »Intermountain to Deploy AI-Powered Digital Assistants Across Clinically Integrated Network
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… Read More »ViewPoints Article: Digital Healthcare in India – Current Trends & Future
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… Read More »3 Telemedicine Security and Compliance Best Practices
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… Read More »Extracting Relevant Chemical Information from Patents with Machine Learning
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… Read More »NVIDIA Develops AI Model to Accurately Predict Oxygen Needs for COVID-19 Patients
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… Read More »NIH Taps PhysIQ to Develop AI-Based COVID-19 Digital Biomarker
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… Read More »Amwell, Tyto Care Expand Partnership to Power Augmented Virtual Care Experiences
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… Read More »4 Areas Driving AI Adoption in Hospital Operations and Patient Safety
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… Read More »Anthem Expands Relationship with doc.ai to Power Digital Health Offerings
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… Read More »Trying to Make AI Less Squirrelly
Though the rest of 2020 is still unknown, one fact is very clear: Clinicians will need to continue to lean heavily on technology like RPM, AI and telehealth to ensure successful patient outcomes across the board.
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… Read More »Experity Acquires Reputation Management Platform Calibrater Health
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… Read More »Nuance Advances Virtual Assistant Tech for Customers Using Epic EHR
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… Read More »Change Healthcare Acquires Cloud-Native Imaging Platform Nucleus.io
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… Read More »Genesis Health Taps Bright.md to Power New Telehealth Offering
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… Read More »Healx uses AI to find drugs for Angelman Syndrome
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… Read More »Memorial Health Deploys Chatbots to Virtualize Waiting Room Experience
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… Read More »Cerner Launches AI-Powered Command Center Dashboard for COVID-19 Response
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… Read More »4 Ways Businesses Will Adapt Their Healthcare Landscape
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… Read More »Medtronic Acquires Smart Insulin Pen Company Companion Medical
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… Read More »Top 5 RCM Challenges for Healthcare Executives in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond
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… Read More »$5M Research Grant Launches to Evaluate Efficacy of Virtual Diabetes Care
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… Read More »M&A Analysis: 3 Benefits of Siemens Healthineers’ $16.4B Acquisition of Varian Medical
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… Read More »Blue Shield of CA Taps Cricket Health to Offer AI-Driven, Personalized Kidney Care Plans for Members At No Cost
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… Read More »AstraZeneca, Eko Collaborate to Advance Innovation Around Heart Failure
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.… Read More »Cerner Integrates Nuances Virtual Assistant Platform with Millennium EHR to Reduce Physician Burnout
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… Read More »Next wave: how pharma analytics can be improved with new technologies
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… Read More »Ciox Health Acquires Biomedical NLP Company Medal
What You Should Know: – Sharecare acquires WhiteHatAI to provide health plan and provider clients with additional capabilities to ensure healthcare payment integrity – WhiteHatAI’s ability to detect erroneous claims before they are paid will help Sharecare’s health plan partners reduce costs associated with FWA.… Read More »Sharecare Acquires WhiteHatAI to Enhance Healthcare Payment Integrity
What You Should Know: – The Middle East’s largest hospital, Sheba Medical Center in Israel, just launched a breakthrough rapid COVID-19 detection test pilot program that enhances virus detection spectral technology and adapts it into rapid coronavirus testing. – The innovative process uses an artificial… Read More »Israeli Hospital Launches Rapid COVID-19 Detection Tests Pilot Program
What You Should Know: – Caption Health AI is awarded FDA 510(k) clearance for its innovative point-of-care ejection fraction evaluation. – Latest AI ultrasound tool makes it even easier to automatically assess ejection fraction, a key indicator of cardiac function, at the bedside–including on the… Read More »Caption Health AI Awarded FDA Clearance for Point-of-Care Ejection Fraction Evaluation
What You Should Know: – Current Health has partnered with Dexcom to add continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) capabilities to its remote patient monitoring (RPM) platform – enhancing care and improving outcomes for diabetics. – Dexcom CGM data will transmit directly into the Current Health wearable… Read More »Current Health, Dexcom Partner to Deliver Continuous, Remote Glucose Monitoring
What You Should Know: – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has granted next-generation cardiac AI company Eko an award totaling $2.7 million to support continued collaborative work with Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute – The grant will focus on validating algorithms and help more… Read More »Eko Awarded $2.7M NIH Grant for Heart Murmur & Valvular Heart Disease Detection Algorithms
A new paper published in Drug Discovery Today finds that the pharmaceutical industry is in an “early mature” phase of using artificial intelligence in R&D, which means that major industry players are interested in and pursuing AI, but not as actively as one might expect.… Read More »To Be a Digital Pharma Player, You Need Data – Reusable Data
Healthcare Growth Partners, an Investment Banking and Strategic Advisory firm exclusively focused on the transformational health IT market, today announced the release of its Semi-Annual Health IT Market Review report that summarizes M&A and private equity activity across health IT, health information services, and digital health.… Read More »HGP Semi-Annual Health IT Market Review: 6 Key Trends to Know
What You Should Know: – Same day pharmacy delivery startup NowRx raises $20 Million in Series B funding to expand into new U.S. territories and accelerate its technology roadmap, transforming the way consumers get their prescriptions. – NowRx’s competitive advantage is its proprietary pharmacy management system, which leverages AI… Read More »Same-Day Pharmacy Delivery NowRx Raises $20M to Expand into Additional Territories
What You Should Know: – GYANT raises $13.6M in Series A funding for AI-enabled digital front door solutions to drive meaningful patient-doctor engagement. – The investment will enable GYANT to scale up its product development to meet rapidly increasing market demand and support its exponential… Read More »GYANT Raises $13.6M for AI-Enabled Digital Front Door Solution to Drive Patient-Doctor Engagements
With public and private healthcare spending significantly outpacing that of other countries, U.S. hospitals face intense pressure to find new ways to capture greater value. More and more, organizations are finding that partnerships with existing vendors can help unlock next-level performance gains in a transformative… Read More »4 Ways Healthcare Organizations Can Establish Partnerships to Drive Innovation
What You Should Know: – Paige secures an additional $15M from Goldman Sachs for a total Series B funding round of $70M for its AI-native digital pathology ecosystem. – The company’s continued product portfolio of innovation in telepathology and digital diagnostics accelerated by further investment.… Read More »Paige Lands Additional $15M for AI-Native Digital Pathology Ecosystem
What You Should Know: – Repurpose.AI, has partnered with Scripps Research to discover drug candidates that may be repurposed to treat COVID-19. – The partnership will leverage Repurpose.AI’s ActivPred AI Drug Discovery Platform, an unbiased drug, target, and disease agnostic digital chemistry engine, to discover… Read More »Scripps Research, Repurpose.AI Partner to Develop COVID-19 Therapeutics
What You Should Know: – Philips integrates the BioIntelliSense FDA-cleared BioSticker™ sensor as part of its remote patient monitoring solutions for patients outside the hospital. – Multi-parameter sensors aid monitoring across multiple chronic conditions with medical-grade vital signs for physicians to remotely track core symptoms,… Read More »Philips and BioIntelliSense Integrate to Enhance Remote Patient Monitoring
At the beginning of 2020, the European Commission introduced a “European strategy for data.” The document proposes to bolster and advance the data economy in Europe with a view towards capturing “the benefits of better use of data, including greater productivity and competitive markets, but… Read More »The Dawn of a European Health Data Space – Opportunities
What You Should Know: – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs selects Philips to create the world’s largest tele-critical care system, further integrating tele-health and delivering quality care for veterans. – The ten-year contract, which enables VA to invest up to $100 million with Philips for tele-critical care… Read More »VA, Philips to Create World’s Largest Tele-Critical Care System for Veterans