Artificial Intelligence

Cleveland Clinic researchers measure pandemic’s effect on Medicare population

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Research conducted by the Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts-based startup Health Data Analytics Institute (HDAI) measured the difference in mortality during the pandemic  between people covered by Medicare in long-term care facilities and in the community. While a Covid-19 diagnosis increased deaths in both settings, there… Read More »Cleveland Clinic researchers measure pandemic’s effect on Medicare population

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

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What You Should Know: – Philips and Ibex Medical Analytics announced a strategic partnership to globally commercialize clinically proven, AI-powered digital pathology solutions. The collaboration further cements Philips’ commitment to integrated diagnostics providing a clear path to precision diagnosis. – The trend towards centralized pathology labs, the… Read More »Philips, Ibex Medical Analytics Partner on AI-Powered Digital Pathology Adoption

How to overcome AI’s healthcare headwinds

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AI has already shown tremendous promise for everything from automating patient communication and non-clinical administrative tasks to reducing physician burnout. But realizing that promise more broadly requires AI developers to establish trust with their healthcare users.

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

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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… Read More »Komodo Health Secures $220M for Life Sciences Data Platform at $3.3B Valuation

Stroke detection startup Viz.ai raises $71M

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Viz.AI, a San Francisco-based care coordination startup, raised $71 million in series C funding. The company plans to use the funds to build out its platform beyond coordinating care for stroke.

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

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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… Read More »Moderna, IBM Partner on COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain & Distribution Data Sharing

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

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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… Read More »Wellstar Invests $10M to Become First Sharecare-Enabled Health System

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

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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… Read More »Highmark Health Taps Verily to Build Digital Health Tools for Living Health Model

Providers look to predictive modeling to help rebuild finances in 2021

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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.

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

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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… Read More »3 Ways to Boost Patient Confidence with Real-Time Contactless Communication

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

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What You Should Know: – AliveCor, a digital AI-based personal technology provider, and AstraZeneca, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical space, are working together to create more informed disease management solutions across cardiovascular, renal, and metabolism therapeutic areas.  – The collaboration will focus on the… Read More »AliveCor, AstraZeneca Partner to Screen for Blood Potassium Levels Via Electrocardiograms

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

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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… Read More »Alzheimer’s Research UK starts AI-based drug hunt with Exscientia

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

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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

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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… Read More »Italy eyes Digital Therapeutics

Nuance buys healthcare voice assistant startup Saykara

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Nuance Communications acquired Saykara, a startup building a medical AI voice assistant to help with charting and other administrative tasks. The deal is expected to build on Nuance’s speech recognition tools for physicians.

Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery – Could help Reduce Significant Capital and Time Required

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Drug discovery is a complex process which involves significant utilization of time and resources. As per several sources, on an average, the entire drug development process (from initial proof-of-concept to commercial launch) takes around 10-15 years and capital investments worth USD 4-10 billion to develop… Read More »Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery – Could help Reduce Significant Capital and Time Required

Nuance Acquires Ambient AI Assistant for Physicians Platform Saykara

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What You Should Know: – Nuance acquires ambient AI healthcare voice assistant Saykara, Inc. to bring complementary AI technology and engineering talent to conversational AI and ambient clinical intelligence market leader. – Kara’s AI-powered healthcare voice assistant can be used during a physician-patient encounter without… Read More »Nuance Acquires Ambient AI Assistant for Physicians Platform Saykara

Advancing Healthcare Delivery via Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence have demonstrated intelligent behavior through their ability to learn, communicate with its users and solve complex problems using highly sophisticated algorithms. AI-driven technologies have continued to evolve rapidly, with several industries increasingly deploying such solutions across key aspects of value chain. Furthermore, AI… Read More »Advancing Healthcare Delivery via Artificial Intelligence

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

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

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

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What You Should Know: – Cellino, a Cambridge, MA-based personalized regenerative medicine company developing an AI-guided laser editing platform for autologous cell-based therapies, today announced the closing of a $16M Seed financing round. The round was co-led by The Engine and Khosla Ventures, with participation from Humboldt Fund and 8VC.… Read More »Cellino Closes $16M Seed Financing led by The Engine and Khosla Ventures to Automate and Scale Stem Cell Manufacture

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

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Sean Barrett, Senior Vice President, Product and Digital Transformation, R1 RCM Healthcare provider networks are experiencing enormous pressure to manage financial margins and invest in contactless patient experiences. With overall financial losses projected to exceed $323 billion as a result of COVID-19, a projected $200… Read More »Intelligent Automation of the Revenue Cycle: How an Integrated Platform Approach Yields Financial Results

How AI is reshaping the future of the patient-provider experience

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We’re only just beginning to learn how to harness the power of AI in ways that cultivate stronger healthcare systems — and ensure that the value of connection akin to the human condition is not lost but rather nurtured in its use among healthcare providers.

NeuroFlow Secures $20M for Tech-Enabled Behavioral Health Integration Platform

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What You Should Know: – NeuroFlow raises $20M to expand its technology-enabled behavioral health integration platform, led by Magellan Health. – NeuroFlow’s suite of HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based tools simplify remote patient monitoring, enable risk stratification, and facilitate collaborative care. With NeuroFlow, health care organizations can finally… Read More »NeuroFlow Secures $20M for Tech-Enabled Behavioral Health Integration Platform

Nuance Launches AI-Powered Patient Engagement Virtual Assistant Platform

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What You Should Know: – Nuance Communications, Inc. launched an AI-powered patient engagement virtual assistant platform to transform omnichannel digital experiences for patients. – Healthcare provider organizations can now deploy a single, common cloud-based platform to support their entire patient journey across engagement channels using… Read More »Nuance Launches AI-Powered Patient Engagement Virtual Assistant Platform

Transforming Care Delivery Through AI-Powered Predictive Surveillance

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John Langton, Ph.D. Director of Applied Data Science, Wolters Kluwer, Health Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and health systems have pushed forward with innovative technology solutions with great expediency and proficiency. Healthcare organizations were quick to launch telehealth solutions and advance digital… Read More »Transforming Care Delivery Through AI-Powered Predictive Surveillance

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

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What You Should Know: – COVID-19 care deferrals lead to three major boomerang conditions that payers and providers must proactively address in 2021, according to a newly released report by Prealize. – COVID-19’s hidden victims—those who avoided or deferred care during the pandemic—will increasingly return… Read More »COVID-19 Deferrals Lead to 3 Major Conditions Payers/Providers Must Address in 2021

The bot will see you now

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Using natural-language processing and speech recognition technologies, startups are now creating chat-bots and other apps that can, to a remarkable extent, accurately replicate the experience of chatting with a receptionist or nurse.

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

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What You Should Know: – RenalytixAI and DaVita announce a program partnership that aims to slow kidney disease progression and improve outcomes for the nation’s estimated 37 million adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD). – This is the first clinical-grade program that delivers advanced early-stage… Read More »DaVita & RenalytixAI Partner for Early Risk Identification to Help Slow Kidney Disease Progression

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

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As we close out the year, we asked several healthcare executives to share their predictions and trends for 2021. Kimberly Powell, Vice President & General Manager, NVIDIA Healthcare Federated Learning: The clinical community will increase their use of federated learning approaches to build robust AI models across various… Read More »30 Executives Share Top Healthcare Predictions & Trends to Watch in 2021

Primary care physicians outperform eight symptom checkers

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In a study that tested eight symptom checkers against seven primary care providers, physicians still outperformed the apps. But between them, there was wide variation in the apps’ accuracy and safety, as well as the conditions they could assess.

Highmark Inks 6-Year Partnership with Google Cloud to Power Living Health Model

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What You Should Know: – Highmark Health signs six-year strategic partnership agreement with Google Cloud to transform the health experience for patients and caregivers through the development of Highmark Health’s new Living Health Model – The Living Health model is designed to eliminate the fragmentation… Read More »Highmark Inks 6-Year Partnership with Google Cloud to Power Living Health Model

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

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What You Should Know: – Artificial intelligence algorithms can predict outcomes of COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms in emergency rooms, according to recent research findings published in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence journal. – Researchers trained the algorithm from data on 338 positive COVID-19 patients between the… Read More »AI Algorithms Can Predict Outcomes of COVID-19 Patients with Mild Symptoms in ER

Getting healthcare enterprise AI data to deliver

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When we talk about artificial intelligence, the truth is most physicians aren’t using it.What we need now is for developers and tech executives to stop designing theoretical solutions, and instead place physicians, patients, and specific clinical needs at the center of their solutions.

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

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By LUKE OAKDEN-RAYNER Anyone who has read my blog or tweets before has probably seen that I have issues with some of the common methods used to analyse the performance of medical machine learning models. In particular, the most commonly reported metrics we use (sensitivity,… Read More »Docs are ROCs: a simple fix for a “methodologically indefensible” practice in medical AI studies

AI offers promise but faces barriers in drug development

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Inertia is a barrier as is the traditional split between the clinical and the data-driven spheres of drug development. While smaller firms have an edge in bridging the gap, big pharma will eventually get there, said panelists at the INVEST conference session.

LeenTaaS Secures $130M for ML Platform to Help Hospitals Achieve Operational Excellence

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What You Should Know: – LeanTaaS raises $130 million in Series D Funding to strengthen its machine learning platform to continue helping hospitals achieve operational excellence during a time where they are facing mounting financial pressures due to COVID-19.  – LeanTaaS provides software solutions that… Read More »LeenTaaS Secures $130M for ML Platform to Help Hospitals Achieve Operational Excellence

RetinAI Collaborates with Novartis to Provide AI Solutions in Ophthalmology

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Shots: RetinAI signs a multi-year collaboration with Novartis under which RetinAI’s IT solutions and AI tools will be employed to support multiple projects in ophthalmology and digital health The first project under the agreement will support a multi-center international clinical study involving patients with nAMD.… Read More »RetinAI Collaborates with Novartis to Provide AI Solutions in Ophthalmology

Highmark, Lark Health extend collaboration

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The expanded partnership increases the number of Highmark health plan members eligible for enrollment in Lark Health’s AI-driven health coaching programs aimed at managing and preventing chronic diseases.

Olive Hits $1.5B Valuation with Additional $225.5M Funding for AI-Powered Digital Employee Platform

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What You Should Know: – AI workforce management for healthcare provider Olive lands an additional $225.5M in funding, bringing the company’s valuation to $1.5B. – This latest funding round will enable Olive to accelerate product development, and the company plans to announce more capabilities in… Read More »Olive Hits $1.5B Valuation with Additional $225.5M Funding for AI-Powered Digital Employee Platform

Predictive surveillance: Can artificial intelligence eliminate HAIs?

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AI-powered surveillance systems are helping health systems and public health agencies with their response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The current health crisis offers a glimpse of how it may be possible to predict and prevent a range of chronic health concerns, including healthcare-associated infections.

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

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What You Should Know: – Zebra Medical Vision, the deep-learning medical imaging analytics company, and Scottish digital transformation consultancy Storm ID were chosen to co-develop new AI-based osteoporosis prevention solutions under EUREKA intergovernmental network.  – The UK-Israel research and development grant will be co-developed with… Read More »Zebra Medical Vision to Co-Develop AI-Based Models for Osteoporosis Early Detection & Prevention

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

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What You Should Know: – GE Healthcare announced a new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to help clinicians assess Endotracheal Tube (ETT) placements, a necessary and important step when ventilating critically ill COVID-19 patients. – The AI solution is one of five included in GE Healthcare’s… Read More »GE Healthcare Unveils First X-Ray AI Algorithm to Assess ETT Placement for COVID-19 Patients

SPAC Mergers with 2 Telehealth Companies to Form Public Digital Health Company in $1.35B Deal

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What You Should Know: – GigCapital2 Inc has agreed to merge with UpHealth Holdings Inc and Cloudbreak Health LLC to create a public digital healthcare company valued at $1.35 billion, including debt, the blankcheck acquisition company said on Monday. – The combined company will be… Read More »SPAC Mergers with 2 Telehealth Companies to Form Public Digital Health Company in $1.35B Deal

In the uncompensated care pandemic, AI is a potent antidote

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By helping patients find affordable healthcare, AI will promote stronger financial health for providers and patients alike, and improve the quality of care as patients gain the financial support to engage in more preventative healthcare.

Hospital Sustainability Demands that Revenue Integrity Move Front and Center

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Vasilios Nassiopoulos, VP of Platform Strategy and Innovation, Hayes Razor-thin operational margins coupled with substantial and ongoing losses related to COVID-19 are culminating in a perfect storm of bottom-line issues for U.S. hospitals and health systems. A study commissioned by the American Hospital Association (AHA) found that… Read More »Hospital Sustainability Demands that Revenue Integrity Move Front and Center

AdventHealth, BERG join forces to enhance Covid-19 care

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The health system and biotech company are collaborating to create a Covid-19 patient registry biobank, which will combine de-identified patient data and AI technology to identify characteristics and trends that have an impact on disease outcomes.

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Signs an Agreement with Deep Genomics on Advancing Programs Identified Using Artificial Intelligence

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Shots: Deep Genomics will receive an undisclosed upfront payment and is eligible to receive development milestones, BioMarin will receive an exclusive option to obtain Deep Genomics’ rights to each program for development & commercialization Deep Genomics will use its AI drug discovery platform (The AI… Read More »BioMarin Pharmaceutical Signs an Agreement with Deep Genomics on Advancing Programs Identified Using Artificial Intelligence

Providence Taps Nuance to Develop AI-Powered Integrated Clinical Intelligence

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What You Should Know: – Nuance Communications, Inc. and one of the country’s largest health systems, Providence, announced a strategic collaboration, supported by Microsoft, dedicated to creating better patient experiences and ease clinician burden. – The collaboration centers around Providence harnessing Nuance’s AI-powered solutions to… Read More »Providence Taps Nuance to Develop AI-Powered Integrated Clinical Intelligence

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

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Front row (left to right): Jian Chen, Vice President, Xian Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Dan Wang, Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Asia Pacific; Sharona Tao, Leader, Communications & Public Affairs, Johnson & Johnson China; Jennifer Yang, Head, Lung Cancer Initiative China, Johnson & Johnson Back row (left… Read More »Johnson & Johnson Innovation Launches 3 Collaborations to Advance Healthcare in China

Healthcare execs going all-in on AI, survey shows

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The survey, conducted by Optum, shows that healthcare executives’ confidence in AI is high, and most expect to soon see cost savings from implementing the technology. Further, a majority are looking to hire talent with experience developing AI.

Researchers turn an ear to voice-based biomarkers

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Startups are turning to voice data as they try to develop tools to detect a wide range of diseases. One startup, Vocalis Health, is working with Mayo Clinic to identify voice-based biomarkers for pulmonary hypertension.

Lark Health raises $70M

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Lark Health, which offers AI-powered digital care platforms for chronic diseases, has raised $70 million in new funds, which it plans to use to expand its relationship with Anthem and eventually deepen partnerships with other payers and telehealth providers.

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

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What You Should Know: – Fern Health will reveal a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Mass General Hospital where it will inform existing and future digitally-delivered pain management programs through the marriage of AI + predictive analytics with 10 million de-identified Mass General patient records. – MGH… Read More »Fern Health Taps 10M Mass General De-Identified Patient Records for Pain Management

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

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What You Should Know: – Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the first in the nation to deploy FDA-cleared AI-guided ultrasound by Caption Health, including measurement of ejection fraction – the most widely used measurement to assess cardiac function. – Caption Health’s AI-guided cardiac ultrasound enables clinicians… Read More »Northwestern to Deploy FDA-Cleared Deploy AI-Guided Cardiac Ultrasounds

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

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What You Should Know: –  KēlaHealth announced their Series A round (combined seed and Series A) of $12.9M led by Sante Ventures and new innovation VC, Intuitive Ventures. – KēlaHealth, is a surgical intelligence engine that applies a dynamic cycle of patient-specific predictions, stratified interventions,… Read More »KēlaHealth Lands $12.9M to Expand AI-Powered Surgical Intelligence Platform

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

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What You Should Know: – Nuance Communications, Inc. announced the Kettering Health Network has selected ED Guidance for Nuance Dragon Medical Advisor. – This AI-powered computer-assisted physician documentation (CAPD) solution will help reduce physicians’ administrative burden while lowering the risk of adverse safety events, missing… Read More »Kettering Health to Deploy Nuance’s AI-Driven Physician Documentation for ED

Innovaccer Launches AI-Enabled Patient Relationship Management Solution

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What You Should Know: – Innovaccer launches its artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled patient relationship management solution to streamline communication between patients and their care teams. – The solution enables providers and member teams to move beyond treating illness to facilitating proactive care by building productive, long-term… Read More »Innovaccer Launches AI-Enabled Patient Relationship Management Solution

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

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What You Should Know: – The U.S. government’s Joint Pathology Center, which houses the world’s largest human tissue repository, today announced that Proscia, a leading digital and AI pathology company, will provide end-to-end modernization of JPC’s pathology operations. – The multi-phase project will digitize the… Read More »JPC Taps Proscia to Modernize World’s Largest Human Tissue Repository

AI drug-discovery firm lands first partnership

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The deal with Roche subsidiary Genentech is likely not the last for Genesis Therapeutics, which is based on AI research undertaken at Stanford. Such partnerships are potentially lucrative for drug-discovery startups.

Healthcare investing sets a new record in Q3

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Global healthcare funding set a new record in the third quarter, according to data from CBInsights. Healthcare companies raised a total of $21.8 billion across 1,539 deals.

Fujifilm & Volpara Partner to Help Clinicians Determine Patient Breast Density

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What You Should Know: – FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. and Volpara Solutions announced the extension of their partnership to provide mammography facilities and clinicians with breast imaging solutions designed to improve image quality, streamline workflow and accurately assess a patient’s breast density. – Building… Read More »Fujifilm & Volpara Partner to Help Clinicians Determine Patient Breast Density

Innovaccer Unveils Risk Adjustment Solution For Improved Coding Accuracy

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What You Should Know: – Innovaccer unveils new risk adjustment solution to help providers better segment their population to refine the risk scoring process and improve coding accuracy and efficiency, thereby improving performance on risk-based contracts. – The solution utilizes Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural… Read More »Innovaccer Unveils Risk Adjustment Solution For Improved Coding Accuracy

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

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What You Should Know: – Intermountain Healthcare announced it will scale Notable’s AI-driven platform across the health system’s clinically integrated network to support thousands of providers, automate administrative workflows, streamline the check-in experience for patients, and simplify provider follow-up. – The Notable Platform uses intelligent… Read More »Intermountain to Deploy AI-Powered Digital Assistants Across Clinically Integrated Network