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Consumerism is driving a bold new vision for home healthcare

Consumers want the healthcare industry to meet them where they are, and this shift in patient mindset has expanded the definition of home healthcare and who benefits from it, according to a panel at MedCity INVEST Digital Health conference.

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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Sentara Healthcare Taps Sensyne to Deploy Clinical Algorithms for CKD & CHF

What You Should Know: – Sentara Healthcare, a health system in NC and VA, just partnered with Sensyne Health to drive clinical research with ethical AI. – As part of a collaboration agreement, Sentara also becomes the first of several U.S. health systems that will partner with Sensyne to implement new clinical algorithms to support …

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UK adults asked to record coughs to improve COVID detection

Researchers in the UK are asking adults who have taken a COVID-19 test in the last 72 hours to record themselves coughing, breathing and speaking to help develop new ways to detect infection. The aim is to develop algorithms that could be used to detect COVID-19 remotely – for example before a PCR or lateral …

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Accelerating synthetic chemistry with a predictive retrosynthesis solution

In most aspects of life, we think of “endless possibilities” as a good thing. But in science, the wealth of possibilities can be daunting. Pharmaceutical researchers typically start with a disease that they want to tackle, find a target, and then try to identify compounds which interact with that target. There may be around 200-300 …

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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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MIOTIFY platform for digital health products clears AZ road test

Teasing out complex relationships within data lies at the heart of any digital health intervention, but finding the algorithms to do so reliably – and making sure they will be acceptable to regulators – can be a challenge. UK company MIOTIFY has developed a web-based software platform that product teams can use to configure medical …

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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.

NYC Health + Hospitals drops use of two race-based clinical assessments

The nation’s largest public health system will stop using clinical assessments for kidney function and vaginal delivery after C-sections that use race-based calculations for determining illness severity and risk. These assessments can result in people of color not receiving the diagnoses and treatments they need.

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.

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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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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AKASA Raises $60M to Automate Revenue Cycle Operations for Health Systems

What You Should Know: – AKASA (formerly known as Alpha Health), a South San Francisco, CA-based Unified Automation™ company for revenue cycle management in healthcare, announced it has raised $60 million in its series B round of funding. – Founded in 2018, AKASA uses the same machine learning approaches that made driverless cars possible to …

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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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SPAC Compute Health Acquisition Prices $750M IPO, Led by Intel Chairman

Compute Health Acquisition Corp Chairman Omar Ishrak What You Should Know: – Compute Health Acquisition, a SPAC company targeting the intersection of computation and healthcare announced the pricing of its $750M initial public offering (IPO) by offering 75 million units at $10.  Compute Health Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”), a SPAC “blank check” company announced today …

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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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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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Why CMS Will Lead the 2021 Kidney Care Revolution

Chris Riopelle, CEO of Strive Health After an unprecedented year, kidney care providers, including nephrologists, dialysis facilities, and care extenders are expecting 2021 to follow suit. We will see an overhaul in reimbursement and major industry shifts, partly led by CMS, that will require providers to advance their capabilities in a way that will usher …

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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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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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Central Logic Acquires Acuity Link for Intelligent Transport Capabilities – M&A

What You Should Know: – Central Logic acquires Acuity Link to power the company’s Intelligent Transport capabilities, speeding time to care in the best setting. – In addition, the company rolls out a new interoperable Bed Visibility capability that offers a real-time snapshot into available beds across the enterprise for improved access and enhanced revenue …

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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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Humana Taps Vida Health to Power Virtual Diabetes Management for Kentucky’s Medicaid Population

What You Should Know: –  Humana Healthy Horizons™ in Kentucky announced it has selected Vida Health’s virtual diabetes management program to serve Kentucky’s Medicaid population. – Vida’s diabetes management program achieves lasting results for participants. Because chronic conditions like diabetes, obesity, and hypertension often occur simultaneously, Vida’s unique program was built from the ground up to …

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DoD Awards $2.8M to Philips & BioIntelliSense to Validate Wearable for Early COVID-19 Detection

What You Should Know: – Philips and BioIntelliSense has been selected by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) to receive nearly $2.8M from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to validate BioIntelliSense’s FDA-cleared BioSticker device for the early detection of COVID-19 symptoms. – Working with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, …

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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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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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Change Healthcare Unveils Social Determinants of Health Analytics Solution

What You Should Know: – Change Healthcare launches national data resource on social determinants of health (SDoH) for doctors, insurers and life sciences organizations to better understand the connection between where a person lives and how they live their life to the care a patient receives and their health outcome. – 80% of U.S. health …

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Cleveland Clinic Develop COVID-19 Risk Prediction Model through Epic MyChart

What You Should Know: – Cleveland Clinic develops the COVID-19 risk prediction model through Epic MyChart that is now available to health systems around the world. – Healthcare organizations can present the clinically validated model to patients in MyChart to assess their risk of having COVID-19. Cleveland Clinic researchers have developed a COVID-19 risk prediction …

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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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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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Sony Updates NUCLeUS Medical Imaging Platform to Support Remote Patient Observation

What You Should Know: – Today, Sony announced an update to our NUCLeUS medical imaging platform, which improves support for remote patient observation. – NUCLeUS has added new functionality and features, including powerful bi-directional telestration capabilities allowing multiple remote users to simultaneously annotate, draw or highlight areas of interest in a live stream video or …

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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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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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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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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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Innovaccer Launches Perioperative Optimization Platform for Surgeons

What You Should Know: – Innovaccer launches a perioperative optimization solution for surgeons to realize clinical and financial goals with patient-risk analysis. – The solution redefines surgical planning and post-surgical recovery with machine learning-based patient stratification for optimized surgery experience and personalized patient care management. Innovaccer, Inc., a San Francisco, CA-based healthcare technology company, recently …

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To Combat COVID-19, Philips Launches Rapid Equipment Deployment Kits

What You Should Know: – Philips today announced the launch of its Rapid Equipment Deployment Kits, which provide doctors with critical care patient monitoring solutions they can quickly implement in the ICU. The Rapid Equipment Deployment Kits use advanced patient monitoring technology to enable care teams to swiftly scale up critical care capabilities within just a …

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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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$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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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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Eko Awarded $2.7M NIH Grant for Heart Murmur & Valvular Heart Disease Detection Algorithms

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 accurately screen for heart murmurs and valvular heart disease during …

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Virtually or In-Person, Automation Improves The Healthcare Experience

Muthu Alagappan, MD, Medical Director at Notable Health The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented shift in the way consumers view and access a variety of goods and services—and healthcare is no exception. Recent studies show that many patients, including vulnerable populations like those living with cancer, are delaying recommended care and procedures—and will continue to do so for at least several …

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COVID-19: 4 Essential Patient Payment Strategy Components to Accelerate Cash Flow

David Shelton, PatientMatters CEO In the past few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken societies, economies, and human wellbeing to the core. While protecting public health and welfare are top priorities for hospitals, the harsh reality is that it takes cash to keep the doors open and serve patients effectively. Revenue is down significantly as …

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Cohere Health Launches with $10M to Increase Transparency Across Care Journey

What You Should Know: – Boston-based health IT start-up Cohere Health announced the official launch of its company with a $10 million Series A funding round led by Flare Capital Partners. – The company’s patient journey-focused platform improves the notoriously difficult prior authorization process and replaces an existing patchwork of legacy, siloed processes, and antiquated …

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