Artificial Intelligence

Clinicians Believe Telehealth Will Make Up Majority of Future Patient Care, Report Finds

What You Should Know: – 76% of patient-facing clinicians believe telehealth will make up a majority of patient care in the near future, according to key findings from Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) first-ever multi-country Future of Healthcare” Survey.  The new report not only found healthcare clinicians and IT Decision Makers (ITDMs) optimistic about the future …

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Healthcare Automation Most Urgent Need to Improve Patient Care, Report Finds

What You Should Know: Half of the healthcare administrative staff report seeing an increase in the amount of manual data entry in the past 12 months — and 92% of clinicians agree that too much time spent on administrative tasks is a major contributor to healthcare worker burnout. This and other findings are revealed in …

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Leveraging Technology to Optimize Staffing Shortages Post-Pandemic

Bryan Dickerson, Sr. Director of Healthcare Workforce Solutions at Hospital IQ Chronic understaffing and nurse burnout are two of the greatest and long-standing challenges within the healthcare industry. As a result of the pandemic, these challenges were acknowledged more than ever before. Pre-pandemic research highlighted the fact that the nurse vacancy rate in the United …

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

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

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Caresyntax Raises Additional $30M for Digital Surgery Platform

– Caresyntax, a digital surgery platform, today announced a $30M extension to its Series C funding round included participation from BlackRock, ProAssurance, and Harmonix. In addition to existing investors such as the Relyens Group and IPF Partners. This extension brings the total Series C funding to $130M. – Caresyntax’s digital surgery platform uses proprietary software …

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Swift Medical Launches AI Digital Wound App to Support Clinical Trials

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

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Edifecs Acquires Talix to Expand Risk Adjustment Solution

What You Should Know: – Edifecs, a global health IT provider announced it is acquiring Talix, a SaaS IT company, to expand Edifecs’ reach in the encounter management and risk adjustment space. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. – The integration of Edifecs’ and Talix’s technologies will create an expanded risk adjustment solution …

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AI aims to prevent unneeded treatment for deep vein thrombosis

Researchers in the UK are working on an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to help diagnose deep vein thrombosis (DVT) from ultrasound images – and potentially prevent patients from receiving drugs unnecessarily. The team from Oxford University, Imperial College London and the University of Sheffield are working with German tech company ThinkSono on the smartphone-based app, …

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Coalition formed to represent patient interests in digital health

Not enough is being done to ensure that patient voices are included in policymaking around digital health, says a new patient organisation in the UK, which aims to set that situation right. The Patient Coalition for AI, Data and Digital Tech in Health has brought together members of patient organisations, medical colleges and health charities …

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IncludeHealth strikes partnership with Google, Ohio-based health system for virtual PT

Cincinnati-based IncludeHealth launched a virtual physical therapy program using pose-estimation models developed by Google. It plans to offer this software to healthcare providers, starting with its largest partner to date, ProMedica Health System.

AI as Business Leverage in Pharma & Life Sciences

If there was an AI solution in the Life Sciences field, able to represent a real opportunity in terms of Customer Engagement and Digital Transformation, and if some of the most important players in the industry already had it, would you like to have the opportunity to listen to them?    This and other trend …

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Evidence lacking for AI-based breast cancer screening  

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

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Eleos Health Raises $6M to Expand VoiceAI-Powered Behavioral Health

What You Should Know: – Eleos Health, a digital health startup transforming behavioral healthcare with voice-based AI insights, today announced the close of $6M in seed funding to develop and launch their new category of automated health tech solutions that accelerate clinicians’ decision making led by aMoon Fund with participation from lool ventures, who led …

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Chatbots in Healthcare: A More Humanized, Patient-Oriented Approach

Bent Philipson, Founder of Philosophy Care The adoption of chatbots and virtual assistants, coupled with the integration of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology, has revolutionized the healthcare industry. In many ways, chatbots have become ubiquitous, providing a more optimized user experience through digital means. The healthcare industry has already benefited immensely from this technology, …

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

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

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Cedars-Sinai Cancer Launches ‘Molecular Twin’ Initiative for Precision Cancer Treatment

What You Should Know: – Cedars-Sinai Cancer and Tempus, a provider of artificial intelligence and precision medicine, are harnessing the power of big data and AI to design personalized cancer treatment options by creating virtual replicas of patients’ DNA, RNA, protein and other information to help identify the most effective approach to each individual’s disease. …

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Startup A-Alpha Bio sets out to solve a major protein problem facing big pharma

A-Alpha Bio’s technology analyzes millions of protein-protein interactions simultaneously, a capability that speeds up drug discovery research. Biotech industry partners are already using the technology and now with $20 million in Series A funding, the startup plans to build machine-learning capabilities to crunch the data produced by all of those protein interactions.

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

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

AI ‘could help diagnose lung cancer a year earlier’

An artificial intelligence algorithm was able to detect signs of lung cancer on CT scans a year earlier than with traditional methods, according to a new study. CT (computed tomography) scans are already used to spot signs of lung tumours, followed by a biopsy or surgery to confirm whether the tumour is malignant, according to …

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Stryker Acquires Med Device Company Gauss Surgical

What You Should Know: – Stryker today announced the acquisition of Gauss Surgical, a Menlo Park, CA-based medical device company that has developed Triton™, an artificial intelligence-enabled platform for real-time monitoring of blood loss during surgery. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. – Triton combines the power of A.I. with the simplicity of …

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Startup Modulus embraces AI to design better NK cell therapies for cancer

Modulus Therapeutics recently emerged from stealth with technology from various disciplines and seed funding that the startup is using to develop better cell therapies. Natural killer cells directed against breast cancer is Modulus’s initial focus, but the startup says its approach can apply to multiple types of immune cells and multiple types of cancer.

AI could be used to guide drug therapy for heart failure

UK researchers have used artificial intelligence (AI) to develop a way to identify patients with heart failure who would benefit from treatment with beta blockers, by interrogating data from nine landmark clinical trials. The study applied machine learning to trial data involving 15,659 patients who were being treated for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction …

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AI breast cancer screening ‘not accurate enough to replace humans’

There is not enough evidence yet to allow artificial intelligence based breast cancer detection to be fully integrated into screening services, says a UK study. The analysis of a dozen studies of AI-powered image recognition software for breast cancer screening – published in the British Medical Journal – has found that the technology isn’t yet …

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Italian ‘chatbot’ predicted COVID-19 spikes, says study

An online tool used by people in Italy to manage their potential exposure to COVID-19 using a simple chat interface has shown that it can spot emerging trends days ahead of the national surveillance system. The decision support system (DSS) – developed by Italian digital health startup Paginemediche – provided a way for people to …

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Clinical Trials: 4 Strategies to Maximize Patients Referrals

Jai Singh, SVP of Growth at Reify Health Clinical trials were front and center in 2020, as pharma companies raced to develop and prove the safety and efficacy of their COVID-19 vaccines. Despite this increased awareness, many potential participants and referring clinicians remain unaware of available trials and how to become involved. This negatively impacts …

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Real-world study suggest AI may improve atrial fibrillation screening

An artificial intelligence algorithm already shown to be able to detect atrial fibrillation (AF) in clinical testing has also shown its worth in a real-world setting, according to its developers. The AI – developed by the Bristol Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance on cardiovascular disease – was developed using machine learning from a UK dataset of almost …

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

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

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Osso VR Launches VR-based Surgical Proficiency Assessment Tool

What You Should Know: – Osso VR, a San Francisco, CA-based virtual reality-based surgical training company, today announced the launch the of its VR-based multimodal assessment experiences. In addition to adding this capability within its platform, Osso’s platform has also launched in multiple new languages in addition to English, including Japanese, Spanish, German and French …

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

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

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DeepMind has unlocked protein-based medicine – what does that mean for drug patents?

One of science’s great puzzles is being solved by artificial intelligence and the answers shared freely on the internet. How can life sciences companies make the most of DeepMind’s discoveries while protecting their own?

Cooper University, Nuance Expand Dragon Ambient eXperience Deployment to 475 Physicians

What You Should Know: – Nuance Communications and Cooper University Health Care announced a strategic collaboration to expand Cooper’s deployment of the Nuance Dragon Ambient Experience (DAX) to 475 physicians based on previous deployment success. This ambient clinical intelligence solution will expand upon Cooper’s ability to enhance patient experiences, expand access to care, and advance …

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Sanas’ Accent-Matching Solution for BPOs Launches with $6M

What You Should Know: – Today Sanas.ai – which has been operating under stealth for a couple of years – is launching and announcing seed funding. Their AI platform for audio matches the accent of the person you’re speaking with to yours with no perceptible lag time. Top venture funds investing in the company’s $5.5 …

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A biotech startup’s hunt for elusive disease targets scores $60M for drug R&D

Atavistik Bio is one of several companies discovering and developing drugs that work by allostery, binding to less obvious sites of a target protein. Acting CEO John Josey said the startup aims to stand apart with its focus on understanding metabolic interactions, a path less trodden by others in allosteric drug discovery.

Jasper Health Integrates BioIntelliSense’s RPM and COVID-19 Screening Solution for Members

What You Should Know:  – Today, BioIntelliSense announced it has formed a strategic collaboration with Jasper Health, an emerging leader of digital engagement for people diagnosed with cancer. – As part of the strategic collaboration, Jasper Health will integrate the BioIntelliSense FDA-cleared BioSticker and medical grade BioButton® wearable devices as part of its remote member …

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Olive Launches In-House Venture Studio for Digital Health Startups

Olive Launches In-House Venture Studio for Digital Health Startups What You Should Know:  – Olive, the $4B healthcare automation company, today announced Olive Ventures, a new in-house venture studio that works hand-in-hand with early-stage entrepreneurs to create digital health companies through Olive’s platform.  – Olive Ventures offers visionaries a secure, compliant tech environment (i.e. Olive’s …

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J&J lung cancer initiative will use Optellum’s ‘digital biomarker’ tech

Three years ago, Johnson & Johnson set up a wide-ranging initiative with Boston University to try to improve lung cancer survival rates through prevention and early intervention. Now, its calling on artificial intelligence specialist Optellum to help with that effort. UK-based Optellum has developed an AI-powered clinical decision support – called Virtual Nodule Clinic – …

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Engagement, Interoperability, and the Future of the Healthcare Tech Stack

Jeff Fuller, Vice President, Analytics Solutions at CipherHealth For all of the advanced clinical technology hospitals across the country leverage to stay on the bleeding edge of innovative patient care, healthcare, as an industry, has been extremely slow to adapt when it comes to implementing modern technology to improve everyday processes—both inside and outside clinical …

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Connect America Acquires Remote Patient Monitoring Platform 100Plus

What You Should Know: – Connect America LLC, a provider of digital health and connected care for seniors and vulnerable populations, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100Plus, the remote patient monitoring (RPM) platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI).  – Connect America, a portfolio company of Detroit-based Rockbridge Growth Equity, is …

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Dosis Expands Dosing Platform to Personalize Anemia Management

What You Should Know: – Dosis, the AI-powered precision dosing platform on a mission to transform healthcare, has announced the release of its Strategic Iron Advisor (SIA) tool, the first precision dosing tool on the market for intravenous iron.  – SIA is a sub-module that works with Dosis’s existing anemia tool, Strategic Anemia Advisor (SAA), …

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

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

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Provider Adoption of Automated Revenue Cycle Operations On The Rise

What You Should Know: – 78 percent of health systems are currently using or are in the process of implementing automation in their revenue cycle operations, according to recent survey results from AKASA, a South San Francisco-based revenue cycle management automation company. The key findings signal automation in healthcare is no longer an emerging trend …

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BMS buys into AI-designed immune drug from Exscientia

Bristol Myers Squibb has exercised an option on an immune-modulating drug candidate developed by UK artificial intelligence specialist Exscientia, paying $20 million for the buy-in as part of their $1.2 billion alliance. The unnamed drug candidate acts on an immunological kinase enzyme, which has proven hard to target using conventional drug discovery techniques because challenges …

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

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

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

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

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Global regulators seek permanent working group on AI

Rapid advances in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare and medicines development are at risk of outstripping current regulatory frameworks, according to a new report. The International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA) has recommended that a new permanent working group be set up to keep tabs on the use of AI and …

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HiberCell’s Genuity buyout brings $100M, plus alliances with Ionis and AbbVie

Startup HiberCell has acquired Genuity Science, a marriage that brings together two companies that apply AI and machine learning to drug research. HiberCell says Genuity will help the company identify and validate new pathways in how cancer starts and progresses.

Eko Launches Next Generation DUO ECG + Digital Stethoscope for Frontline Clinicians

What You Should Know: – Eko, a cardiopulmonary digital health company launches its next-generation Eko DUO, an FDA-cleared cardiac assessment tool that functions as an electrocardiogram (ECG) and digital stethoscope to detect early signs of heart disease and facilitate timely care and personalized disease management. – DUO is a pocket-sized cardiac examination system for clinicians used …

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

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

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AI firm XtalPi swells its coffers with another $400m financing

Artificial intelligence (AI) specialist XtalPi has chalked up a second big financing in the space of a year, raising $400 million and taking its valuation to around $2 billion. Founded several years ago by a team of MIT researchers and previously backed by Google, XtalPi deploys AI to a range of drug discovery and development …

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How AI is Enabling Next-Generation Insights from Biomedical Data

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

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Olive Selects AWS as Its Preferred Cloud Provider to Create the Internet of Healthcare

What You Should Know: – Olive, the AI healthcare company, announced today the adoption of Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider, now leveraging AWS’s computing capabilities to improve healthcare efficiency and reduce costs for patients and organizations. – Olive’s workflow automation solution will run on AWS to connect the disparate systems …

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Kareo Acquires RPA-Powered Medical Billing Provider PatientlySpeaking

What You Should Know: – Kareo, a provider of cloud-based clinical and business management software solutions for independent healthcare practices and billing companies, today announced the acquisition of PatientlySpeaking, a process automation technology company for billing companies and medical practices. – Together with Kareo’s intuitive billing platform, PatientlySpeaking provides an integrated data connection for billing …

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Nanox Acquires Medical Imaging Platform Zebra Medical Vision for $200M

What You Should Know: –   Nanox, the innovative medical imaging company, today announced the acquisition of Zebra Medical Vision, the deep-learning medical imaging analytics company. – In a deal valued at up to $200M, the medical imaging pioneers will leverage Zebra-Med’s industry-leading team, cutting-edge AI technology, and cloud capabilities, and unprecedented regulatory framework to form …

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Sensyne, Oxford University deploy AI to find asthma targets

Oxford University and UK clinical artificial intelligence (AI) company Sensyne Health will partner on a project to find new drug targets for people with hard-to-treat asthma. It’s estimated that almost one in five people with asthma find it difficult to control symptoms using current therapies, while around 4% have particularly severe forms that puts them …

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Cambridge team says AI could diagnose dementia with one scan

Researchers at Cambridge University in the UK are trialling an artificial intelligence system that they think could spot the signs of dementia after a single brain scan. The team – led by Prof Zoe Kourtzi of the university and Alan Turing Institute – told the BBC that the AI could make it possible to start …

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GE Healthcare Unveils AI-Enabled, Cloud Imaging Solution

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

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

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

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Eli Lilly joins $30M Series A financing for startup bringing AI analysis to endoscopy

The artificial intelligence-based technology of Iterative Scopes brings computer vision analysis to endoscopic images. The startup’s technology was initially developed to assist gastroenterologists in finding pre-cancerous polyps but CEO and founder Jonathan Ng said it’s also finding additional use helping pharmaceutical companies identify patients for clinical trials.

Risk Mitigation: Strengthening Trust in AI for Healthcare

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

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Abbott bags FDA okay for AI-based heart imaging software

The FDA has approved an artificial intelligence-based imaging software developed by Abbott that is used to help physicians carry out procedures like implanting stents to open up narrowed blood vessels in the heart.  Abbott‘s Ultreon software is billed as a first-of-its-kind platform that is designed to be used with optical coherence tomography (OCT), an imaging …

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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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AI-driven Deep Genomics gets $180M to turn biology into informational medicines

Softbank led the Series C round of funding for Deep Genomics, a startup that applies its artificial intelligence technology to all aspects of discovering and developing new drugs. The Deep Genomics platform has yielded 10 programs; CEO Brendan Frey aims to advance four of them to the clinic in two years, all while tripling the …

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Google’s DeepMind puts human proteome online for free

The most complete database of protein structures ever assembled, developed with the help of Google’s artificial intelligence unit DeepMind, has been made freely available to researchers around the world. DeepMind partnered with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) to come up with the AlphaFold database, which predicts the three-dimensional structures of the human proteome – …

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Bon Secours Mercy Health invests in Trilliant Health as part of larger push into analytics

The health system has invested an undisclosed amount in Trilliant Health, which provides a predictive analytics platform giving users insights into market dynamics. Bon Secours Mercy Health is also a founding member of another healthcare data company: Truveta.

Sema4 goes public via SPAC merger

With a goal of making precision medicine the standard of care at health systems, Sema4 struck a nearly $800 million deal with CM Life Sciences to go public. The company, which offers tools that combine genomic and clinical data to glean patient care insights, will get $500 million in cash proceeds to grow its business.

Crowdsourced science refines AI prediction of clinical trial outcomes

Think of the R&D dollars that could be saved if artificial intelligence (AI) modelling could tell you at an early stage whether a drug was likely to succeed in clinical trials, and ultimately reach the market. In 2019, a team at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US came up with just such a …

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INVEST Precision Medicine winner spotlight: Nia Therapeutics

The FDA has yet to approve a therapy for memory loss. Nia Therapeutics is developing a medical device that stimulates the brain to bring it back to a “good memory state,” and it was judged the winner in the life sciences track of the INVEST Precision Medicine Pitch Perfect Competition.

AI-driven ‘clock’ predicts aging-related illness and mortality

Scientists in the US have developed an artificial intelligence-powered ‘clock’ that can estimate a person’s chance of developing an illness or dying based on the pattern of cytokines in their blood. The “inflammatory age” or iAge clock – described in the journal Nature Aging – uses a snapshot of the level of chronic inflammation in …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gates Foundation backs COVID R&D at AI firm Exscientia

Artificial intelligence-based drug discovery company Exscientia is stepping up its search for new COVID-19 medicines, thanks to an award by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  The $1.5 million grant will be used to develop a new class of small-molecule inhibitors of Mpro , a protease enzyme essential for the replication of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. …

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

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

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How chatbots can help us beat Covid-19

Where chatbots really excel is in rapidly delivering reliable content in response to the recipient’s actual needs, questions, or concerns. That allows AI tools to serve as a bridge between vaccine manufacturers, regulators, public health officials, healthcare providers on the one hand and patients on the other.

NVIDIA Launches UK’s Fastest AI Supercomputer for Healthcare Research

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

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

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

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INVEST Precision Medicine Pitch Perfect Health IT and Life Science tracks (video)

Video from the Health IT and Life Science tracks of our Pitch Perfect contest at INVEST Precision Medicine is now available to view.  

Texas Children’s, PeriGen bring AI-powered maternal-fetal monitoring system to Malawi

In collaboration with PeriGen, Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women is deploying the PeriWatch Vigilance automated early warning system in a hospital in Malawi, Africa. The system continuously tracks maternal and fetal data to prevent complications and deaths during childbirth.

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

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

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CareAlign, fixing that physician workflow–demo & interview

By MATTHEW HOLT I recently interviewed Subha Airan-Javia, the CEO of CareAlign. CareAlign is a small company that is working to fix the clinician workflow by creating a tool for all those interstitial gaps that the big EMRs leave, and now get moved to and from paper by the care team. In this interview she …

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

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

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INVEST Pitch Perfect winner spotlight: Systems Oncology’s AI tech yields trove of cancer drugs

Systems Oncology has used its its artificial intelligence to discover small molecules in development under partnerships with large pharma companies. The R&D of the company, the biopharma startup winner in the Pitch Perfect contest at the recent MedCity News INVEST Conference, includes a new type of RNA drug.

Deep 6 AI: the smart software breathing new life into clinical trials

Wout Brusselaers has spent his life on a quest to achieve one career goal—to work with smart people on a meaningful project that makes a difference to people’s lives. This mission saw him become a diplomat in the Middle East, a McKinsey consultant in Asia, and take on roles in international intelligence before realizing he could use his knowledge and skills in solving …

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Confronting the Problem of AI Bias

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

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Northpond, 5AM Ventures lead $45M funding for CAMP4’s trek to new RNA therapies

CAMP4 Therapeutics is developing a new kind of RNA therapy that treats disease by upregulating gene expression. The startup has raised $45 million as CEO Josh Mandel-Brehm steers toward clinical trials expected to begin next year in liver and brain diseases.

Exscientia buys Allcyte to add patient sample testing to its AI platform

UK-based artificial intelligence pioneer Exscientia has made a play to stay at the forefront of the field, acquiring Austrian rival Allcyte with the help of its recent $525 million financing. The €50 million ($61 million) deal – in cash and stock – will give Exscientia ownership of a technology platform that takes patient samples and …

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INVEST Precision Medicine Day 3: A look at the state of precision medicine, non dilutive funding

On the final day of INVEST Precision Medicine, a panel with Caris Health, CVS Health, and Intermountain Healthcare will share assessments of precision medicine’s progress and the outlook for this sector. Also, a panel will highlight non dilutive funding opportunities for startups. Register now!

AI-drug discovery biotech Valo Health is going public via a $2.8B SPAC merger

Valo Health is going public in a SPAC merger. Less than nine months removed from its formal launch, Valo is now revealing more about its artificial intelligence platform technology, which it plans to use to make the firm the first “digitally native” pharmaceutical company.

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

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

Cognoa Awarded FDA Authorization For AI-Based Autism Diagnosis Aid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bayer backs Ada Health’s symptom checker app in $90m financing

Ada Health has received another endorsement for its app to help patients diagnose conditions from symptoms, raising an impressive $90 million in funding from investors including the venture capital arm of Bayer.  Leaps by Bayer was joined by Samsung Catalyst Fund, Vitruvian Partners, Inteligo Bank, F4 and Mutschler Ventures in the second-round financing of the …

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Engine Biosciences revs up $43M for AI tech that yields targeted cancer therapies

Engine Biosciences closed a $43 million Series A financing that the startup will apply to its artificial intelligence-based technology for drug discovery. The company analyzes genetic interactions, “deciphering biology” to find new cancer drugs.

As India battles COVID, Qure.ai deploys AI diagnostic for hard-pressed doctors

Indian digital health company Qure.ai is making an artificial intelligence-driven diagnostic app available to doctors scrambling to cope with escalating COVID-19 cases and deaths. With the help of health-focused non-governmental organisation (NGO) PATH, Qure is providing its AI bot for interpreting chest X-rays to physicians across India on the Telegram messaging app. India is already …

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BMS embraces AI drug discovery with $1.2bn Exscientia alliance

Exscientia has signed up another big pharma partner for its artificial intelligence (AI) based drug discovery platform, this time attracting a $50 million upfront buy-in from Bristol-Myers Squibb.  BMS wants to harness Exscientia’s tech to discover small-molecule drugs across a range of therapeutic categories – including immunology and oncology – and is promising another $125 …

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Health Innovators: Teresa Arroyo-Gallego, nQ Medical

In this episode of our Health Innovators series, Paul Tunnah is joined by Teresa Arroyo-Gallego, chief data scientist at artificial intelligence technology company nQ Medical. As a researcher in the biomedical engineering lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Teresa leads a team developing the neuroQWERTY technology to detect early signs of motor decline in …

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Biogen taps Envisagenics’ AI to speed up RNA splicing R&D

Biogen has made a further push into RNA-based drug discovery via a collaboration with Envisagenics, which applies artificial intelligence RNA sequencing data to discover new drug targets and therapeutics. Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Envisagenics focuses on using AI to analyse errors in RNA splicing, a process in which a precursor form of messenger RNA (mRNA) – which …

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Backed by $92M, startup Interline aims to shed new light on protein communities

Interline Therapeutics has technology that shows how proteins interact as communities, paving the way for the discovery of new drugs. CEO Zachary Sweeney, a Denali Therapeutics veteran, said the startup will use the $92 million in funding to advance programs in cancer and inflammatory diseases.

Exscientia starts trials of AI-designed Alzheimer’s drug

Exscientia has advanced a drug candidate for Alzheimer’s disease into human testing, the third clinical-stage project for the UK specialist in artificial intelligence (AI) based drug discovery.  The new molecule – called DSP-0038 – is being developed by Japan’s Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma (DSP), which is now starting a phase 1 trial in the US as …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Future of Revenue Integrity: From Reactive to Predictive – RCM

Vasilios Nassiopoulos, Vice President of Platform Strategy and Innovation, Hayes Healthcare organizations have witnessed an explosion of new opportunities to extract value from the industry’s treasure trove of data in recent years, with success stories related to using advanced technology such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning found in every sector.  Revenue integrity is …

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INVEST Video Conference: What is the role of AI in health equity? [Sponsored]

With artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms are becoming more in vogue in different aspects of healthcare, our panel discusses how can we ensure that AI is leveraged properly so that it advances the goals of health equity.

Roivant’s move to go public reveals just how much its drug strategy has changed

Founded by former hedge fund manager Vivek Ramawamy, Roivant Sciences set out to redefine drug development by acquiring overlooked drugs and advancing their development. The merger deal that will take it public reveals how much new technology changed the company’s vision and its strategy.

Capsida unveils $140M, AbbVie alliance & tech that takes gene therapy to the brain

Capsida Biotherapeutics’ technology can engineer viral vectors that deliver gene therapies to central nervous system cells. With that capability gave the startup was able to raise $50 million in Series A financing and a multi-drug research alliance AbbVie.

Caresyntax Raises $100M to Expand Digital Surgery Platform in Key Markets

What You Should Know: – Caresyntax, a Boston-based enterprise-level digital surgery platform delivering actionable insights to make surgery smarter and safer, today announced that it has closed a significantly oversubscribed $100 million Series C funding round led by PFM Health Sciences LP, which also included participation from Optum Ventures, Intel Capital, Lauxera Capital Partners, Vesalius …

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AI is having a productive time in pharma and healthcare

Two years ago the use of AI in pharma and healthcare looked to be quickly heading for what Gartner’s Hype Cycle model would term the Plateau of Productivity. After the COVID-powered digital transformations of both pharma and healthcare, there can be little doubt that artificial intelligence is already having a productive time across our sector. …

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

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

Relay Therapeutics pays $85M for startup with a new AI tech for drug discovery

Relay Therapeutics has its own technology that applies artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to drug discovery. Its $85 million acquisition of ZebiAI gives it another technology that applies ML to DNA-encoded libraries and predicts the small molecules with the potential to drug proteins.

Microsoft puts AI at heart of digital health strategy with Nuance deal

Microsoft has made its aspirations in digital health clear with a whopping $19.7 billion deal to buy Nuance Communications and its artificial intelligence platform for speech recognition that is increasingly being used for clinical applications.  The $56 per share deal is all about increasing Microsoft’s position in digital health, and represents a hefty multiple on …

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Cleveland Clinic researchers measure pandemic’s effect on Medicare population

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

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

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

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AI device cleared by FDA to spot lesions during colonoscopy

The FDA has approved the first artificial intelligence-powered device that can be used to help identify colorectal lesions during the millions of colonoscopies carried out each year in the US.  Cosmo Pharma’s GI Genius is a hardware and software bundle that overlays the images generated by an endoscope camera with green marker squares – accompanied …

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

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

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Exscientia starts trials of first AI-derived cancer immunotherapy

Exscientia was the first company to start human trials of a new drug designed using artificial intelligence (AI) last year, and now says it has started testing of the first AI candidate for immuno-oncology.  Oxford, UK-based Exscientia has been working with German biotech Evotec on the adenosine A2a receptor antagonist, which is being tested as …

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Healx deploys its AI in hunt for Friedreich’s ataxia therapies

UK artificial intelligence specialist Healx has begun a partnership with two medical charities that aims to uncover new therapies for the neurodegenerative disease Friedreich’s ataxia (FA).  Healx has joined forces with Ataxia UK and the US-based Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) on the project, and will use its AI-powered drug discovery platform Healnet to try …

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

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

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

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

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3 Barriers Stalling AI Adoption in Revenue Cycle Management

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

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

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

AI drug discovery player 1910 Genetics debuts with $26m war chest

There’s a new kid on the block among companies using artificial intelligence in drug discovery, after 1910 Genetics launched today with $26 million in financing. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup claims it is the only biotech launched so far that will use AI to design both small-molecule drugs and protein therapeutics, coupled with automated biological testing …

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Komodo Health Secures $220M for Life Sciences Data Platform at $3.3B Valuation

What You Should Know: – Komodo Health announces $220M Series E investment to advance its enterprise healthcare and life sciences platform. At a $3.3 billion valuation, the investment underscores the company’s rapidly growing role as a foundational enterprise technology platform helping to drive digital transformation across the healthcare industry.  – Founded in 2014, Komodo Health’s Healthcare Map™ is the industry’s …

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Welsh startup Antiverse raises $2m for antibody discovery toolkit

New biotech Antiverse has raised seed funding of £1.4 million ($2 million) to develop its artificial intelligence-based platform for discovering therapeutic antibodies. The Cardiff, Wales startup is combining machine learning and phage display techniques to model antibody-antigen binding and says it can cut the time it takes to develop a drug candidate. It’s one of …

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Why A Smart Command Center Requires A Health Cloud Platform

Dr. David Nace, Chief Medical Officer at Innovaccer Aviation, military, NASA, or even utilities like the New York Power Authority—almost all high-consequence, complex organizations have one thing in common: a command center. The concept of a command center or a ‘war room,’ or ‘air traffic control’ has been around for a while. Command centers help …

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AI drug discovery firm Valence joins Parkinson’s disease push

Canada’s Valence Discovery has joined a University of Montreal-led project to try to find new drugs to treat the involuntary movement complications that can accompany treatments for Parkinson’s disease.  The go-to treatment for the five million people worldwide with Parkinson’s is levodopa, which replaces the activity of the dopamine neurotransmitter dopamine that gets depleted by …

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AI platform says Olumiant could be repurposed for Alzheimer’s

With so many novel drug candidates for Alzheimer’s disease failing in clinical development, researchers in the US have started using artificial intelligence (AI) to screen already-approved therapies for activity against the neurodegenerative disorder.  A team based at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School has come up with an AI algorithm – called DRIAD (Drug …

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Moderna, IBM Partner on COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain & Distribution Data Sharing

What You Should Know: – Moderna and IBM announced their intentions to explore technologies, including artificial intelligence, blockchain and hybrid cloud, that could help support smarter COVID-19 vaccine management. Central to the effort will be a pilot of open, standardized, technology-enabled vaccine distribution approaches aimed to improve supply chain visibility and foster near real-time tracking …

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Making Senior Care More Human

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

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Exscientia Secures $100M To Expand AI Drug Discovery Platform

What You Should Know: – Exscientia, leading AI drug discovery company, today announced that it completed its $100 million Series C financing round, with a further $30 million investment from Blackrock. – This new capital, which will be used to support Exscientia’s platform development and proprietary pipeline, follows Exscientia’s demonstrated high growth, having announced earlier this year …

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Why AI equity is the next step for transformational pharma

AI can be transformative for all areas of healthcare, but often these systems are built off biased datasets that don’t reflect the true diversity of the general public – leading to approaches that only work for specific populations. Intouch Group’s Abid Rahman explains this concept of AI equity and gives some practical tips for how …

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Could AI reduce healthcare waste? Approach of online retailers could provide clues

Just as Amazon leverages machine learning to develop valuable insights into consumer purchasing behavior in real time, healthcare organizations can strengthen their ability to reduce costs of care and eliminate waste and abuse with this type of intelligence.

Wellstar Invests $10M to Become First Sharecare-Enabled Health System

Wellstar Health System, one of Georgia’s largest and most integrated healthcare systems, and Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on unique, market-leading innovations in personalized care delivery, population health, and consumer engagement. Through this partnership, Wellstar also will become the …

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Highmark Health Taps Verily to Build Digital Health Tools for Living Health Model

What You Should Know: – Highmark Health has engaged Verily to build out digital health tools for patients and analytics solutions for Highmark’s clinicians as part of its Living Health model. This marks the first collaboration of its kind for Verily, Google Cloud and a partner.   – Highmark Health is a Blue Cross Blue Shield health plan based in …

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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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Providers look to predictive modeling to help rebuild finances in 2021

After a challenging 2020, health systems are looking to deploy strategies for recovery, especially to bolster financial health. One strategy health executives are considering is investing in predictive modeling technology that can help them manage patient demand and outcomes in the coming year.

Roivant extends AI drug discovery reach with $450M Silicon Therapeutics buyout

Roivant Sciences is expanding its drug discovery and design capabilities via a stock deal to acquire Silicon Therapeutics. The Boston startup uses physics-based modeling to simulate proteins and the small molecules that bind to them.

Why Patients, Not EHRs, Deserve our Undivided Attention

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

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3 Ways to Boost Patient Confidence with Real-Time Contactless Communication

Ford Blakely, SVP & GM, Medallia Zingle Although the vaccine’s rollout is slowly underway, Covid cases worldwide are continuing to reach all-time highs as new mutations make the virus even more contagious than ever before. Not surprisingly, patients’ concerns about visiting their healthcare providers in the midst of this global pandemic persist, pushing demand for …

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

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

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

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

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4 principles for the future of pharma marketing

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

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Alzheimer’s Research UK starts AI-based drug hunt with Exscientia

Medical charity Alzheimer’s Research UK has teamed up with artificial intelligence specialist Exscientia to find new drug treatments for the devastating neurodegenerative disease.  The alliance will see Exscientia work with the charity’s Oxford Drug Discovery Institute (ODDI) to find therapeutics that target the neuroinflammation associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), focusing in particular on the NLRP3 …

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

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

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

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

Can AI Pave the Path to Reducing Physician Burnout?

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

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Health Innovators: Sergey Young on how technology can extend human life

How can humans extend their life span? In the second episode of our Health Innovators series, Paul Tunnah speaks to longevity investor Sergey Young about breakthrough technologies that may overcome the negative effects of ageing. Through his $100m Longevity Vision Fund, Sergey invests in companies developing early diagnostics, precision medicine, digital health solutions, AI-based drug …

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Insightin Health gains $12M to help payers engage, retain members

Insightin Health aims to help payers retain and engage their members via its proprietary platform. The funding round was co-led by the Blue Venture Fund, a collaboration between Blue Cross Blue Shield companies, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and Sandbox.

Italy eyes Digital Therapeutics

The recommendations for the Country’s pathway towards DTx are captured in the White Paper “Digital Therapeutics, an Opportunity for Italy” The official journal of the Smith Kline Foundation, Tendenze Nuove, published the White Paper “Digital Therapeutics, an Opportunity for Italy” on 13 January 2021. The book consists of 208 pages featuring insights and recommendations from …

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