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Tribun Health, Mindpeak Partner on AI Diagnostic Tool for Breast Cancer for Pathologists

What You Should Know: – Tribun Health, the European leader in software development for digital pathology, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Mindpeak, a global leader for pathology artificial intelligence (AI) software with world-class industry experts in the development of AI algorithms to provide precision and speed in clinical pathology. – Together, Tribun …

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TidalHealth to Deploy AI Co-Pilot to Combat Clinician Burnout

What You Should Know: – TidalHealth, a health system dedicated to community health and patient-centric care, today announced a new partnership with Regard, a company developing an artificial intelligence (AI) co-pilot for physicians to help diagnose medical conditions, and hip. – Through the implementation of Regard’s software, physicians within the TidalHealth network are able to …

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Inovalon Launches Race & Ethnicity Data Enrichment Offering for Health Plans

– What You Should Know:  Inovalon, a provider of cloud-based software solutions empowering data-driven healthcare unveils a new data enrichment offering that allows health plans to improve the completeness and accuracy of race and ethnicity data for their members. – By using algorithms uniquely available through the  Inovalon ONE® Platform, the new offering fills in information gaps that can lead …

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FDA Clears Eko’s Heart Disease Detection AI for Adults and Pediatrics

What You Should Know: – Today, Eko, a digital health company advancing heart and lung disease detection, has announced the FDA has issued clearance for its Eko Murmur Analysis Software (EMAS), the first and only machine learning algorithm to screen for valvular heart disease (VHD). – The next generation of Eko’s murmur detection capabilities grants Eko the first and only smart stethoscope on the market that …

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RefleXion Medical Raises $125M for Biology-Guided Radiotherapy

What You Should Know: – RefleXion Medical, a therapeutic oncology company pioneering the use of biology-guided radiotherapy (BgRT) for all stages of cancer, today announced the closing of a $125M debt facility, of which $55M is available immediately to repay the company’s existing $50M of debt. – The remaining $70M of the new facility will …

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Path to Predictive Patient Data: Silencing The Noise of Healthcare

Shane Cooke, CEO and President of Etiometry As the healthcare industry is experiencing major changes in the wake of the pandemic, how do we cut through the noise of beeping monitors and the constant influx of data each patient produces in a given moment to ensure optimal care, especially for critically ill patients? Instead of …

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Regard Raises $15.3M for AI Co-Pilot to Diagnose Medical Conditions

What You Should Know: – Regard (formerly known as HealthTensor), a L.A.-based software company developing an artificial intelligence (AI) co-pilot for physicians to help diagnose medical conditions, announced its $15.3 million in Series A funding led by Calibrate Ventures and Foundry Group, with participation from additional investors. – The funding will be used to help …

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Reimagining The Future of Pharmacovigilance (PV): Regulations, Tech, Public Perceptions

Barry Mulchrone, Senior Director& Head of Pharmacovigilance Oversight and Analytics, IQVIA Annette Williams, VP & Global Head, Lifecycle Safety, IQVIA Monitoring the safe and effective use of medicines has now been an essential part of public health policy for several decades. New advances in technology (e.g., ICH E2B for the electronic exchange of case reports) …

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How IoT Data Integration Helps Deliver Improved At-Home Healthcare in 2022

Patricia (Pat) Black, Director of Technical Solutions at Cardinal Peak When it comes to your health and treatment, hospitals leverage a variety of sensors and instruments to collect the necessary information to monitor and diagnose your health status. With essential health data integrated into one platform, healthcare professionals are able to quickly and easily monitor …

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Why On-Site Search Should Be A Priority for Healthcare

Madison Miner, CEO & Founder of WompHealth Healthcare websites are dependably complicated. From finding providers to searching for locations, customers are forced to dig around a growing bevy of care options. To simplify the customer experience, a modern approach to onsite search is needed. The rigid search tools of old are just that – outdated. Customers expect to effortlessly find what …

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Data-Driven Healthcare Operations Will Transform Outcomes

Tom James, Healthcare Cloud Services and Solutions Leader at 2nd Watch You don’t need another story urging you to “get to the cloud.” That’s old news for healthcare executives, who’ve long understood the necessity of rebooting the way their organizations operate in the digital era. In a recent McKinsey study, 19 of the 22 healthcare …

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MedTech: Transforming Healthcare with Medical Imaging AI

Travis Richardson, Chief Strategist at Flywheel Healthcare providers and their patients stand to benefit dramatically from AI technologies, thanks to their ability to leverage data at scale to reveal new insights. But for AI developers to perform the research that will feed the next wave of breakthroughs, they first need the right data and the …

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Cardiologs’ AI Dramatically Reduces Inconclusive Apple Watch ECGs

What You Should Know: – Cardiologs, a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) cardiology diagnostics, today announced the results of a new clinical study that showed Cardiologs’ deep learning AI dramatically reduces inconclusive results returned by the latest Apple Watch ECG companion app (Apple ECG 2.0) while maintaining performance (sensitivity and specificity).  – The study included …

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Why Mainstream Precision Medicine Hinges on Healthcare HPC Storage

Adam Marko, Director of Life Science Solutions at Panasas The healthcare industry is experiencing a data deluge, and it shows no sign of slowing down. In 2020, estimates reported that healthcare data comprised a staggering 30% of the world’s total data volume; projections for 2025 bump that number up to 36%, a growth rate outpacing …

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Eko Unveils Newly Designed Heart Disease Detection App

What You Should Know: – Eko, a digital health company advancing heart and lung disease detection, today announced the launch of its newly-redesigned Eko App, which will transform patient interactions into an opportunity to screen for cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and there has not been an …

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Tempus Launches Pathology-Driven AI Platform

What You Should Know: – Tempus, a provider of artificial intelligence and precision medicine, today announced the launch of Edge, an innovative platform that allows pathologists to access developing AI models intended to identify specimens with potentially actionable biomarkers using a single hematoxylin and eosin stain (H&E) slide. – With access to over 50 petabytes of de-identified …

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Day 3 HIMSS Roundup: Glooko Acquires DIABNEXT, GE Healthcare/AliveCor Integration

Venture Capital, Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Activity Glooko Acquires DIABNEXT® to Expand Diabetes Offerings in France Glooko, a leading provider of remote patient monitoring and data management solutions for diabetes and related chronic conditions, today announced the acquisition of DIABNEXT, a Paris-based company whose digital health platform helps people with diabetes better manage …

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Precision Medicine Startup Prenosis Raises $20M for Acute Care Solutions, Starting with Sepsis

What You Should Know: – Prenosis, Inc., a precision medicine company, announced a venture investment from PACE Healthcare Capital, an early-stage investment firm committed to improving health outcomes. This investment brings total funding in the company to over $20 million, including partnerships with Foxconn, Roche Diagnostics, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and others.   – Precision medicine company will use the funding to grow its industry-leading biological …

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BrightInsight & UCB Partner to Build Digital Care Solutions for Rare Diseases

What You Should Know: – BrightInsight, provider of the leading global platform for biopharma and medtech regulated digital health solutions, announced a partnership with global biopharma, UC to build digital care solutions for rare diseases. – BrightInsight will build and bring to market a digital disease management solution to support patients with Myasthenia Gravis (MG), …

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Cedars-Sinai Establishes New Division: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM)

What You Should Know: – Today, the department of Cedars-Sinai announced it has established a new division to explore how artificial intelligence (AI) can be applied to help solve complex medical problems and enhance clinical care. – The new division, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, or AIM will be led by Sumeet Chugh, MD, an associate …

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Sirona Medical Acquires Nines Radiology AI Division

What You Should Know: – Sirona Medical, a software company with a cloud-native solution for radiologists, has announced its acquisition of Nines Radiology’s AI division. Sirona Medical did not acquire Nines’ teleradiology business, Nines Radiology. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. – This is Sirona’s first acquisition just months after its exit from …

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We Recall Drugs with Adverse Effects, So Why Not Recall AI Algorithms with Racial Bias?

Ed Ikeguchi, MD, Chief Executive Officer, AiCure Over the last decade, AI has transformed from a futuristic, hype-driven tool, to now being a daily part of our lives. We use AI for everything from unlocking our smartphones, to evaluating our credit scores, to helping clinicians make patient care decisions. In particular, the potential of AI …

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Cardiologs Awarded FDA Clearance for Pediatric Use of Algorithm

What You Should Know: Cardiologs announced today that the FDA has cleared their algorithm to be used for the pediatric population – younger than 18. Their technology can now analyze ECG readings for atrial arrhythmias across all age groups. Cardiologs, a medical technology company committed to transforming cardiac diagnostics using medical-grade artificial intelligence and cloud …

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Chinese tech giant Baidu licenses mRNA algorithm to Sanofi

Sanofi has bolstered its push into mRNA-based therapies with a new licensing deal – but not as might be expected with some up-and-coming biotech company. The French drugmaker has been enticed by an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm developed by Chinese tech giant Baidu, which controls most of China’s search engine traffic and is sometimes referred …

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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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