Machine Learning

Ellipsis Health & Ceras Health Integrate to Bring Human Voice as a Biomarker for Mental Health

What You Should Know: – Ellipsis Health and Ceras Health today announced a partnership that will integrate Ellipsis Health’s breakthrough technology that uses the human voice as a biomarker for mental health and wellbeing into Ceras’ clinical monitoring platform. – This integration will combine Ellipsis Health’s AI and deep learning technology with Ceras Health’s clinical …

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FundamentalVR Raises $20M for VR Surgical Simulation Platform

What You Should Know: – FundamentalVR has raised an additional $20M to significantly accelerate medical skill-transfer and increase surgical proficiency through its world-leading medical simulation platform, Fundamental Surgery. – The funding was led by EQT Life Sciences investing from the LSP Health Economics Fund 2 and joined by prior investors Downing Ventures. The new investments follow a Series A round in October 2019 …

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H1 Launches AI-Powered and Evidence-Based Interactions

What You Should Know: – H1, launches an update to its flagship product, HCP Universe, the daily resource for global medical affairs and medical science liaison (MSL) teams. – New features include a mobile app, Next-gen Smart Search capabilities built on an expansive knowledge graph, out-of-the-box insights tailored to inform MSL and Headquarter decisioning, and …

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ThedaCare Invests $3M in Qventus to Deploy AI-Enabled Care Operations Automation

What You Should Know: Health system ThedaCare announced it has invested $3M in Qventus and it also deploying the technology to drive operational efficiencies in inpatient and perioperative care settings and across its organization. Through the investment, ThedaCare will collaborate with Qventus to develop new solutions and innovations, as well as support Qventus in expanding its technology to additional …

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Digital Front Doors Create Personalized Patient Experience

Aan Chauhan, Chief Technology Officer, Mindtree Heightened patient expectations are changing the way healthcare services are delivered, from the way patients receive care to the way they pay for services and manage their conditions. A need for greater patient-centricity is changing the way payers, providers, and healthcare services organizations do business. The digital front door …

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How payers are using predictive analytics and virtual care to improve care delivery [Sponsored]

As part of its Envision U.S. Healthcare Summit, Microsoft conducted interviews with executives at Aetna CVS Health and Humana to highlight some of the ways these companies are adapting to consumerization of healthcare.

What is the Potential for Digital Twins in Healthcare?

David Talby, CTO, John Snow Labs Digital twins are virtual representations of an object or system that spans its lifecycle, is updated from real-time data, and use simulation, machine learning and reasoning to help decision-making (IBM). In most cases, this helps data scientists understand how products are operating in production environments and anticipate how they …

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New Study Links One Drop’s AI-Powered Blood Glucose Forecasts to Better Engagement and Diabetes Outcomes

What You Should Know: – One Drop, a leader in precision health solutions for people living with diabetes and other chronic conditions,  announced outcomes from a retrospective cohort study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) on the effects of its novel AI-powered blood glucose (BG) forecasting feature. – In the present study, cohort …

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Executive Roundtable: Can Innovation Alleviate Clinician Burnout?

The U.S. Surgeon General’s recent advisory about clinician burnout cited numerous societal, cultural, structural, and organizational causes—including excessive workloads, administrative burden, and lack of organizational support. The potential fallout of this trajectory is alarming: The advisory cites the Association of American Medical Colleges’ estimate on clinician demand outpacing supply, with an anticipated shortage of between 54,100 and 139,000 physicians predicted by 2033. No one would argue that …

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ForSight Robotics Raises $55M to Develop Robotic Cataract Surgery Procedure

What You Should Know: – Israeli-based ForSight Robotics, the pioneer in ophthalmic robotic surgery raises $55M in Series A funding to advance the world’s first surgical platform for fully robotic cataract surgery: ORYOM. The round was led by The Adani Group with existing investors Eclipse Ventures and Mithril Capital. A number of new investors, including …

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Northwell Health Selects Google Cloud to Accelerate Digital Transformation

What You Should Know: – Northwell Health, New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, and Google Cloud today announced a collaboration to improve patient care, clinician experiences, and to help the health and hospital network operate more efficiently.  – Privacy and security will be of the utmost importance in all aspects of this digital …

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Geisinger Taps Cohere Health to Streamline Prior Authorizations

What You Should Know: – Today Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) and Cohere Health, a provider of utilization management (UM) technology, announced they are joining forces to streamline the prior authorization process for providers. – Cohere’s collaborative UM platform will help GHP support value-based care delivery, reduce administrative costs, and lead the nation in aligning quality improvement initiatives across all its lines of …

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

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

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Transcarent Appoints Peter Bridges as New Chief Commercial Officer

Peter Bridges, Chief Commercial Officer at Transcarent What You Should Know: – Transcarent, a new, different, and better health and care experience company for employees of self-insured employers and their families appoints Peter Bridges as its new Chief Commercial Officer. – As Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Bridges will lead Transcarent’s sales, channel partnerships, provider relations, …

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Path to Predictive Patient Data: Silencing The Noise of Healthcare

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

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Merck launches accelerator programme for AI startups

Merck & Co is looking for startup companies applying artificial intelligence, machine-learning and other digital approaches to drug discovery and development for a new accelerator programme. The big pharma – known as MSD outside North America – is initially offering support to 12 companies though the newly-formed Merck Digital Sciences Studio (MDSS) and is now …

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Merck Digital Sciences Studio Launches to Support Biomedical Startups

What You Should Know: – Merck, today announced the launch of the Merck Digital Sciences Studio (MDSS) to enable the generation of innovative technologies for drug discovery and development. – MDSS will support early-stage biomedical startups with direct investment, access to powerful Azure Cloud computing and opportunities to pilot their technologies in collaboration with discovery …

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

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

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Olive Launches Autonomous Revenue Cycle (ARC) Suite

What You Should Know: – Olive, the automation company creating the Internet of Healthcare, today launched its Autonomous Revenue Cycle (ARC), the company’s flagship Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) suite of solutions. – Olive’s ARC is designed to handle tedious, time-consuming administrative tasks in the revenue cycle, allowing healthcare organizations to get paid quicker while reducing the …

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When It Comes to Digital Health, Experience Is Everything

Aniket Singh Rajput, Founder and CEO of Neuroglee Thanks to COVID-19 and numerous other factors, the adoption of digital health technologies used by patients in the home has skyrocketed. Accenture reported in 2021, for example, that remote patient monitoring technology adoption tripled among patients. Whether it is streaming video telehealth appointments with a provider, a …

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Turquoise Health Integrates Price Transparency Data with Ribbon Health

What You Should Know: – Ribbon Health, an API data platform for the healthcare industry that powers care decisions, and Turquoise Health, a provider of structured data on the cost of care to make pricing data both transparent and accessible to patients, announced an integration partnership. – By integrating Turquoise Health’s price transparency data into …

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Lessons from the Pandemic and the Smart Facilities of Tomorrow

Charlie Meyer, Senior Vice President of Sales, QLess  As much as we all wish it were otherwise, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim lives and upset stability around the world. If this worldwide disaster has a narrow silver lining, it is the many lessons it has to teach us moving forward. These lessons cover every …

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

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

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Sell the C-suite on scheduling optimization software, hospital execs urge

Health systems are seeing increased operational efficiency after applying machine learning analytics to their operating room block scheduling. Given the multitude of challenges health systems face — from increased labor costs to material shortages to reimbursement woes — some health system digital executives say it’s critical that hospitals incorporate machine learning into their block schedules …

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Why On-Site Search Should Be A Priority for Healthcare

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

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Why Health Plans Must Have Next-Gen CAPS Technology for Digital Transformation

Sagnik Bhattacharya Chief Operating & Product Officer HealthEdge Core Administrative Processing Systems (CAPS) operate as the brains behind a health plan’s business. These systems are critical to the smooth functioning of a health plan. Today, many payers run on decades-old CAPS systems built on legacy technologies. This can be a serious drawback.  Legacy systems may …

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PwC Report: 5 Key Actions for Pharma Companies to Drive Value Growth

What You Should Know: – A new PwC report offers insights into how pharma companies can translate game-changing science into greater returns. – Despite many major therapeutic advancements within the last decade, returns from pharma companies lagged the S&P 500 by about one-third and biotech underperformed by 60 percent. The stock performance divide between the front and back of the pack …

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4 Patient Flow Challenges Contributing to Provider Burnout

Ben Sawyer, VP of Market Development at ABOUT There has been frequent reporting about the problem of provider workforce shortages within hospitals and health systems and the related burnout experienced when working in high-stress situations during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are pre-existing and contributing patient flow challenges that have been exacerbated by the pandemic, which …

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Data-Driven Healthcare Operations Will Transform Outcomes

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

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AWS Launches New Healthcare Accelerator Focused on Health Equity

What You Should Know: – Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced the launch of the next AWS Healthcare Accelerator—this year with a new focus on health equity. The Accelerator is open to startups with US operations and applications open today. – This is part of AWS’s efforts to help organizations use the power of the cloud to help …

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Geisinger Selects AWS as Strategic Cloud Provider to Migrate Over 400 Apps to AWS

What You Should Know: – Geisinger has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its strategic cloud provider and will transition its entire digital portfolio of more than 400 applications and numerous workflows to AWS. – The project will be one of the largest electronic health record (EHR) cloud migrations to AWS to date, expected to …

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Homethrive Raises $20M for Next-Gen Caregiving Platform

What You Should Know: – Homethrive, a tech-enabled healthcare service company that’s disrupting and revolutionizing how employers, insurers, and affinity groups support unpaid family caregivers and their loved ones raises an additional $20M in Series B funding led by Human Capital. The round also included participation from Allianz and existing investors 7wireVentures and Pitango HealthTech. …

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Reproducibility, Trust, and the Digital Laboratory

Kevin Vigilante MD, MPH EVP, Chief Medical Officer at Booz Allen Hamilton George Plopper, Sr. Lead Technologist at Booz Allen Hamilton Over the last decade, there has been an increasing recognition that results published in scientific journals often cannot be reproduced by other scientists. This has been called the “reproducibility crisis” and has been described …

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Cerner Collaboration to Increase Access to Cancer Clinical Trials

What You Should Know: – Cerner, Elligo Health Research® and Freenome are collaborating to enable a clinical trial through the Learning Health Network to help advance early cancer detection. – Together they will be using the research-activated network of health systems, real-world data (RWD) and multiomics technology, developed by Freenome, with the goal to help accelerate early cancer detection. Importance of Early Cancer Detection …

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Patient Flow Challenges Contributing to Provider Burnout

Ben Sawyer, VP of Market Development at ABOUT Healthcare, Inc There has been frequent reporting about the problem of provider workforce shortages within hospitals and health systems and the related burnout experienced when working in high-stress situations during the Covid-19 pandemic. There are pre-existing and contributing patient flow challenges that have been exacerbated by the …

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Character Biosciences Raises $18M to Expand Precision Medicine Platform for Diseases of Aging

What You Should Know: – Character Biosciences (“Character”), a precision medicine platform for diseases of aging raises $18M in a new funding round led by Innovation Endeavors, alongside leading life sciences investors Section 32 and Catalio Capital Management. Formerly known as Clover Therapeutics, the company’s data-driven approach integrates genomics, deep phenotyping and machine learning for …

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Bon Secours Mercy Health Launches Digital Holding Company Accrete Health Partners

What You Should Know: – Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) today announced the launch of Accrete Health Partners, a digital holding company, that will function to further expand the organization’s digital health services as well as new and ongoing programs and partnerships.   – New digital holding company will coalesce a continuum of leading solutions and …

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Cerner & AKASA Partner on AI-Powered Revenue Cycle Automation

What You Should Know: – Health IT leader Cerner and AI developer for healthcare operations AKASA announce a partnership to scale automation within the revenue cycle at hospitals and health systems using AI and machine learning. – The collaboration offers Cerner customers access to AKASA’s AI-based Unified Automation® platform which is purpose-built for healthcare. Growing …

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3 Keys to Eliminating Data Breakdowns in Life Sciences

Sudish Mogul, Chief Technology Officer of Healthcare Triangle Across life sciences, experts boldly predict that data is the new currency—and that mobilizing data from clinical trials, wearable devices and even social media will ignite innovation in 2022. But leveraging data for innovation depends not just on data analytics, but also access to the right data …

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As AI’s role in combating clinician burnout grows, Suki expands its voice-enabled capabilities

The voice solution Suki Assistant uses machine learning and natural language processing to accurately understand and document information and respond to physician commands, according to the company.

How Automation Can Help with Healthcare’s “Messy” Data Problem

Dr. Bob Lindner, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of veda Efficient data processing and data sharing are essential functions across healthcare—from patient care, clinical research, and health services planning to billing and government reporting for funding and research. But most of the data that the industry is processing is human-generated, meaning it’s messy and riddled …

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Mayo Clinic Partners with VUNO to Develop AI-Driven Precision Oncology Solutions

What You Should Know: – Mayo Clinic has signed a research agreement with VUNO, a global medical artificial intelligence (AI) company to develop advanced AI-driven precision oncology solutions to deliver precision oncology care. – Through this research agreement, VUNO will establish a collaboration with Mayo Clinic to develop innovative AI and machine learning solutions for …

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Using NLP Technology To Uncover Real-World Patient Insights

It’s estimated that humans create a combined 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day – and that around 90% of all data to ever exist was created in just the last few years. As difficult as it is to ignore the massive impact that connected technologies and social media have had on the way we experience our world, it’s somehow even …

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Analysis: The Role of Compact Systems in Today’s Ultrasound Market

Much of the focus in the ultrasound market in the last few years has been on the handheld market. This is justified, considering its role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the spate of innovation in the sector, both in terms of new product releases and partnerships.  As a result, there is less …

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MedTech: Transforming Healthcare with Medical Imaging AI

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

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IntelyCare Secures $115M for Intelligent Nurse Staffing Platform at $1.1B Valuation

What You Should Know: – IntelyCare, a leading intelligent workforce management solution for post-acute facilities raises $115M to solve the nationwide nurse shortage. – IntelyCare plans to build on this momentum by using the new funding to expand its footprint to new states and invest heavily in its AI-based platform and data science technology. IntelyCare, …

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Dental AI Startup VideaHealth Nabs $20M to Expand AI-Based Diagnostics

What You Should Know: – VideaHealth, a dental diagnostic AI solution raises $20M in Series A funding led by Spark Capital including existing investors Zetta Venture Partners. Pillar VC also contributed to the round, bringing the company to $26.4M to date. – The company will use the financing to expand its groundbreaking AI-based diagnostics capabilities to over 6000 …

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Powered by Biofourmis, Blessing Health System Partners Launches Home Hospital Services

What You Should Know: – Blessing Health System, an integrated rural health system selects Biofourmis, a virtual care and digital therapeutics provider to launch its own home hospital services. – As part of the selection, Biofourmis is supporting the health system with its turnkey, end-to-end, home hospital solution for participation in the Rural Home Hospital project.  Delivering Acute-Level …

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Altibbi Raises $44M for Middle East AI-Based Digital Health Platform

What You Should Know: – Altibbi, the Middle East’s largest AI-based digital health platform raises $44 million in Series B fund funding led by Foundation Holdings, Hikma Ventures and existing investors Global Ventures and DASH Ventures. The Series B round marks the largest single financing round for a regional Digital Health company. – Raising more than …

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When Automation Meets Empathy: Intelligent Virtual Assistants for Healthcare

Nate Treloar, COO & Co-Founder at Orbita Advances in conversational artificial intelligence are transforming basic chatbots into intelligent virtual assistants that provide comfort and utility for healthcare consumers and the healthcare organizations that serve them.   Most consumers have their minds made up about automated phone agents, and not too many people like them. Who …

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Fresenius Health Partners, InterWell Health, and Cricket Health Announce $2.4B Merger

What You Should Know: – Cricket Health is announcing today that it will merge with Fresenius Health Partners (the value-based care arm of Fresenius), and InterWell Health, to form the nation’s premier, value-based kidney care provider with a totally new model of addressing kidney disease. The new company will operate under the InterWell Health brand …

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CMR Surgical Launches VR Education Solution for Soft Tissue Robotic Surgery

What You Should Know: – Today, CMR Surgical has announced a VR professional education program for its Versius® Surgical Robotic System.   – The announcement marks CRM Surgical as the first soft-tissue surgical robotics system to offer VR training as part of its surgical team training pathway; giving surgical teams increased flexibility to practice their skills. VR Training for Surgical Robot The VR headset solution was …

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What Healthcare Leaders Need to Do Now About Ransomware

Aaron Biehl, Chief Operating Officer, Reliable IT If ransomware is not a topic of conversation around any healthcare organization’s boardroom table, directors and senior executives may be exposing the organization (and themselves) to considerable risk. Here’s a guide to ransomware trends for 2022 and steps healthcare leaders can take to help protect their organizations. Ransomware …

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Canopy Launches Out of Stealth with $13M for Intelligent Care Platform for Oncology

What You Should Know:  – Today,  Canopy announced it is launching out of stealth with $13 million in funding to work with leading oncology practices all over the country to help deliver high-quality care to cancer patients when they aren’t in the doctor’s office. – Canopy works with leading oncology practices nationwide to drive the …

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

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

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Umesh Nandal: Chemist and data scientist in one

Umesh Nandal is a Director of Data Science at Elsevier. As an AI expert with a Master’s in Chemistry, he embodies what Elsevier brings to the table – an actionable fusion of data and domain expertise. “Cross-functional teams combining data science, tech and domain knowledge is the only way we can achieve our collective goal: …

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Boehringer backs AI-powered anti-infective startup ArrePath

A new company set up to use machine learning to find new anti-infective drugs – ArrePath – has launched onto the scene with $20 million in seed financing from a group of investors including the Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund. The Princeton, New Jersey-based startup will use the funding to develop its artificial intelligence and imaging …

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How Support Automation Enhances Clinical Trial Management

David Karandish, CEO of Capacity The life of a clinical study relies on data from documentation, meetings, emails and calls; all of which can be overwhelming for patients, clinical trial teams and associates. Although mundane, documenting, executing and collecting data is crucial to move a trial from phase to phase. Clinical trial teams face a …

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How Support Automation Enhances Clinical Trial Management

David Karandish, CEO of Capacity The life of a clinical study relies on data from documentation, meetings, emails and calls; all of which can be overwhelming for patients, clinical trial teams and associates. Although mundane, documenting, executing and collecting data is crucial to move a trial from phase to phase. Clinical trial teams face a …

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Crisis in the U.S. Healthcare Workforce: Why It’s Time to introduce AI

Andrew Pucher, CEO of Dascena, Inc. One of the many acute challenges during the pandemic has been the departure of approximately 18% of the U.S. healthcare workforce,4 resulting in staffing shortages in hospitals. This has impacted the well-being of the remaining healthcare practitioners 5 as well as their patients – many of whom are deferring …

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Definitive Healthcare Acquires Analytical Wizards, Healthcare Analytics Platform

What You Should Know: – This week, Definite Healthcare announced the acquisition of Analytical Wizards, an advanced analytics company revolutionizing analytics in healthcare by combining our AI/ML-powered technology, domain expertise, and high-touch relationship model. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. – Founded in 2015, Analytical Wizards automates complex analytic models using tools that …

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Leveraging A More Impactful Analytics Strategy to Improve Your Health Plan Member CX

Suzanne Cogan, General Manager, SPH Analytics, a Press Ganey Solution Healthcare organizations are increasingly eager to leverage analytics technologies, including machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), in new ways. One telling sign of this is that the global predictive analytics healthcare market, which was valued at $1.8 billion in 2017, is projected to reach more …

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The future of regulatory labeling compliance depends on technology adoption

The life sciences industry is more quickly adapting to new methods, standards and requirements. The focus is now on how to drive greater data governance and quality through a unified framework.  The challenge comes in instituting a framework that will meet regulatory and labeling requirements.

Bayer-led project on AI in trials eyes ‘virtual’ placebo groups

Last year, Bayer launched a project to explore the use of artificial intelligence in clinical trials, working with Finland’s Aalto University to find ways to use the technology to support decentralised trials and streamline the testing process. Now, an extension of the work is starting that will see if AI can be used to reduce …

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Walmart, Health at Scale Launch Personalized Provider Recommendations to Employees, Families

What You Should Know: – Today, Walmart and healthcare machine intelligence company Health at Scale announced a collaboration to provide personalized provider recommendations to Walmart employees and their families. – The U.S. healthcare system drives life-determining decisions, like doctor referrals, based on reputation rankings and star ratings on Google. Health at Scale’s technology uses advanced …

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SMi’s 3rd Annual AI in Drug Discovery Conference

Exploring the Impact of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Drug Development from Discovery to Healthcare SMi Group is proud to present its 3rd Annual AI in Drug Discovery Conference, taking place on the 14th and 15th March 2022 in London, UK. Chaired by: Darren Green, Director of Computational Chemistry, GSK Sponsored by: Optibrium With …

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CVS Health and Microsoft alliance: an example of an extended partnership

Microsoft and CVS Health have announced a new strategic alliance focusing on personalised care and accelerating digital transformation for the benefit of CVS customers and its employees. David Rhew, MD, global chief medical officer and VP of healthcare at Microsoft, tells us, “Using Microsoft technology, CVS Health will develop a more agile, digital-first technology foundation.” …

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Using Machine Learning in the Evolving Landscape of Real-World Data

Zeynep Icten, Ph.D., Director of Data Science Solutions at Panalgo According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the term real-world data (RWD) refers to routinely collected data relating to patient health status and the delivery of healthcare services, and real-world evidence (RWE) is the clinical evidence regarding the usage and potential benefits or risks …

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GSK pumps £30m into a new Oxford University partnership

GlaxoSmithKline has formed a five-year partnership with Oxford University to set up a new institute that will apply machine learning and functional genomics to the discovery of new medicines. The Oxford-GSK Institute of Molecular and Computational Medicine – based at Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Medicine – is being set up with £30 million (around $40 …

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Reimagine Healthcare: Transform healthcare in the cloud [Sponsored]

Learn how healthcare organizations are working with Microsoft to enhance patient engagement, accelerate healthcare innovation, support collaboration, improve clinical and operational insights and transform healthcare in the cloud.

Mount Sinai Uses Machine Learning to Improve Postpartum Hemorrhage Risk Prediction

What You Should Know: – Sema4, an AI-driven genomic and clinical data intelligence platform company, recently published two studies demonstrating the utility of machine learning to predict clinical outcomes for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). The studies, which will appear in a special “Informatics for Sex- and Gender-Related Health” print issue of the Journal of the American Medical …

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Janssen on driving R&D innovation with data science

The amount of patient data has skyrocketed, providing opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of diseases that are particularly complex or areas with a high level of unmet need, according to Janssen’s Najat Khan. She discussed the implications of this direction of travel for pharma, and some of the changes she’s seen in data science …

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Origami Therapeutics developing treatments for neurodegenerative diseases with ML and computational chemistry

Beth Hoffman, Origami Therapeutics CEO, talks about how the company’s platform enables the discovery and development of protein degraders and conformation correctors to match the best drug to treat neurodegenerative diseases, such as Huntington’s disease.

How Healthcare NLP has Evolved from 2020 to 2021

David Talby, CTO, John Snow Labs Few industries have embraced natural language processing (NLP) as openly as healthcare. With the ability to identify new variants of COVID-19 and help speed up clinical trials for the vaccine, the pandemic is just one example of what NLP is capable of achieving. And while new research points to …

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Healthcare Data & Analytics Platforms: Shifting from Siloed Capabilities

Bradley Hunter, Research Director at KLAS Research Ryan Pretnik, Research Director at KLAS Research Lois Krotz, Research Director at KLAS Research Historically, analytics capabilities for healthcare organizations have been offered in siloed solutions. These solutions provide quick insights but not the longitudinal patient, financial, and operational views organizations need to truly move the needle in …

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How Machine Learning Is Helping Consumers Take Action on Their Health

Craig Wigginton, Chief Technology Officer at Icario For years machine learning (ML) has been touted as a way for health plans to leverage the mounds of data they collect on their members, but practical use cases remain relatively uncommon. For some, the perception may be that ML is a futuristic and somewhat impersonal way to …

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How tech can help solve the overpayments problem in healthcare RCM

When CMS overpays for services, providers and commercial payers are responsible for paying the agency back, and at times, they are on the hook for millions of dollars. But technology can help healthcare stakeholders catch the mistakes that lead to overpayments, thereby reducing unnecessary costs.

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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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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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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UPMC Launches Drug Discovery Company Novasenta to Develop Targeted Immunotherapy Drugs for Cancer

Mani Mohindru, Ph.D.,Chief Executive Officer, Novasent What You Should Know: – UPMC today announced the launch of Novasenta, a drug discovery and development company seeking novel and effective treatments for cancer.  Co-founded in late 2018 by Robert Ferris, M.D., Ph.D., Dario Vignali, Ph.D., and Greg Delgoffe, Ph.D., all of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and Pitt, Novasenta …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. 

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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4 Notable Life Sciences Trends from the Tech Trends Report

The Future Today Institute has released its 2021 Tech Trends Report (14th Annual Edition), a comprehensive report on strategic trends that it anticipates will affect business, government, education, media and society in the coming year. We noted four trends discussed in the report’s Health, Medicine & Science section that will be of particular interest to …

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BIO-Europe Spring Digital: Big data and AI panel discussion

The combination of big data and artificial intelligence/machine learning is a powerful one and nowhere more so than in healthcare. As part of BIO-Europe Spring Digital, pharmaphorum founder Dr. Paul Tunnah moderated a panel discussion about big data, AI and applications in the real world. The expert panel explored the evolving applications of big data …

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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.

Now what? The future of clinical trials after the pandemic

Sheila Rocchio highlights four key areas life sciences must improve on as an industry to drive real change in how clinical trials are conducted. This is definitely a time for the life sciences industry to be proud of our accomplishments. The way in which the industry came together to support the development of the COVID-19 …

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Komodo Health’s CEO on $220M Series E & What’s REALLY Happening with Big Data in Healthcare

By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH You know all that “magic” that machine learning is meant to bring to seemingly lackluster healthcare data and our limited understanding of it? Komodo Health’s co-founder & CEO Arif Nathoo demystifies the wizardry of one of our favorite buzz phrases, “The Algorithm,” and gives us a colorful overview of how …

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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.

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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Mutually empowering – semantic-based machine learning and subject matter expertise

In a day dedicated to emerging science and technologies at the Pistoia Alliance virtual conference Collaborative R&D in Action, SciBite CTO James Malone opened the program with a compelling exploration of use cases for semantic-based machine learning (ML). A simple but elegant ML strategy based on “seeding” named entity recognition (NER) can facilitate ontology creation, …

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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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Serimmune CEO: Leveraging the functional antibody repertoire will transform healthcare

In response to emailed questions, the CEO and CTO talk about the immune intelligence startups’ Human Immunity Map — a growing database of immune interactions that can support the development of multiplex diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics.

SciBite’s James Malone Talks Future of Biocuration on Conference Panel

Biocurators are among the unsung heroes of the life sciences world, performing the essential task of translating and integrating biomedical information into interoperable databases. Of course, there is a lot more to it than that, as attendees of the International Society for Biocuration’s 14th Annual Biocuration Conference already know. At the first session of this …

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

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

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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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Meet Circulo, the insurtech firm on a mission to disrupt Medicaid managed care

A new startup has entered the highly competitive insurtech market — with $50 million in new funds. Circulo, co-founded by Olive CEO Sean Lane, is a Medicaid managed care company that plans to build a platform to improve care delivery and member experience.

CorVista Health Nabs $65M for Non-Invasive Cardiac Diagnostic Platform

What You Should Know: – CorVista Health, a Toronto-based digital health company dedicated to improving cardiovascular disease diagnosis, announced it has closed a $65 million Series C financing, bringing the total funding to nearly $100 million. – This significant capital provides a runway for ongoing research, development and commercialization efforts for CorVista® System, the company’s …

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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.

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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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.

Vytalize Health Acquires Patient Financial Experience Platform MedPilot

What You Should Know: – Vytalize Health acquires patient financial experience platform MedPilot to accelerate data-driven engagement technology to its ACO’s Medicare population. – An alumnus of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, MedPilot’s platform has already helped over 1 million patients to date and boasts a 97% patient satisfaction score.   Vytalize Health, a leading provider of value-based …

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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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Nuance Acquires Ambient AI Assistant for Physicians Platform Saykara

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 any voice commands, promising to eliminate up to 100% of …

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A Patient Engagement Strategy Needs to Deliver a Holistic Experience

Chris Evanguelidi, Director, Enterprise Healthcare Market for Redpoint Global Inc. Researchers from Johns Hopkins published a study in October on the impact of the pandemic on health care delivery. Among its findings, the data show a 21.4% decrease in primary care visits in Q2 of 2020, compared against the average volume of Q2 visits for …

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Why CMS Will Lead the 2021 Kidney Care Revolution

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

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How Automation is Key to the Future of Healthcare Operations

Giri Rajaiah, Executive Leader, Vice President, Healthcare & Life Sciences, DISYS As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. A similar correlation is seen in the quest to leverage innovation and out-of-the-box thinking to address key problems facing the healthcare industry. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought the immense pressure the U.S. healthcare …

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

Sean Barrett, Senior Vice President, Product and Digital Transformation, R1 RCM Healthcare provider networks are experiencing enormous pressure to manage financial margins and invest in contactless patient experiences. With overall financial losses projected to exceed $323 billion as a result of COVID-19, a projected $200 billion in administrative waste due to revenue cycle inefficiencies, and …

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Challenges of Operationalizing Remote Patient Monitoring Data

Roberto Martinez, President, Mexico, Encora Among the many evolving technologies in the healthcare industry, there may be none more important or impactful than remote patient monitoring (RPM) hardware and software solutions. This technology is opening up new possibilities in extended healthcare – saving patients money, limiting visits to the doctor’s office, and providing healthcare professionals …

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Modernizing Medicine Acquires Orthopedic EHR Platform Exscribe – M&A

What You Should Know: – Modernizing Medicine announced it has acquired orthopedics EHR vendor Exscribe bringing together two of the healthcare industry’s leading, all-in-one orthopedic EHR vendors. – As part of the acquisition, Exscribe Founder and CEO, Dr. Sachdev and other members of the Exscribe team will be joining Modernizing Medicine. Specialty-specific EHR provider Modernizing …

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Why Hospitals Should Act Now to Create Clinical AI Departments

John Frownfelter, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Information Officer at Jvion A century ago, X-rays transformed medicine forever. For the first time, doctors could see inside the human body, without invasive surgeries. The technology was so revolutionary that in the last 100 years, radiology departments have become a staple of modern hospitals, routinely used across medical …

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

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 to the healthcare system, and many will be diagnosed with …

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

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 prognosis and risk stratification, combined with actionable care management to …

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2020’s Top 20 Digital Health M&A Deals Totaled $50B

Teladoc Health and Livongo Merge The combination of Teladoc Health and Livongo creates a global leader in consumer-centered virtual care. The combined company is positioned to execute quantified opportunities to drive revenue synergies of $100 million by the end of the second year following the close, reaching $500 million on a run-rate basis by 2025. …

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

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 institutions, geographies, patient demographics, and medical scanners. The sensitivity and …

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

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

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LeanTaaS to use $130M to expand predictive analytics product suite, scale teams  

The health technology company raised a whopping $130 million in a Series D funding round. Its solutions aim to improve operational efficiency and better manage patient volume through predictive analytics, a growing need for providers as Covid-19 cases rise.

Immunai joins 10x Genomics program to boost drug development

Together, the two companies say can give drugmakers a better view at the cellular level of how a patient’s immune system is responding to a cerain therapy.

AI offers promise but faces barriers in drug development

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

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 combine lean principles, predictive analytics, and machine learning to transform …

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UK hospital deploys Microsoft AI to tackle cancer backlog

Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge will be the first in the world to use an artificial intelligence tool developed by Microsoft that promises to cut the time it takes to analyse computed tomography (CT) scans, and allow treatment to start sooner. The Project InnerEye tool was developed just down the road from Addenbrooke’s at Microsoft’s Cambridge …

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Amazon Launches HealthLake for Healthcare Orgs to Aggregate & Structure Health Data

What You Should Know: – Amazon today announced the launch of Amazon HealthLake, a new HIPAA-eligible service enables healthcare organizations to store, tag, index, standardize, query, and apply machine learning to analyze data at petabyte scale in the cloud. – Cerner, Ciox Health, Konica Minolta Precision Medicine, and Orion Health among customers using Amazon HealthLake. …

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COVID-19: How Hospitals Can Create Better Inpatient Bed Capacity through Math

Dr. Pallabi Sanyal-Dey, Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF & Director of Client Services at LeanTaaS Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, key elements of hospital operations such as managing inpatient bed capacity, and access to ventilators and PPE have taken center stage. The general public got a crash course on what hospitals need …

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M&A: Imprivata Acquires Patient Privacy Intelligence Company FairWarning

What You Should Know: – Imprivata acquires FairWarning Technologies, a provider of patient privacy intelligence. – The combined solutions will offer healthcare a single Digital Identity platform that integrates role-based access controls, identity governance, and data privacy compliance. Imprivata®, the digital identity company for healthcare, today announced the acquisition of FairWarning Technologies, LLC, a Clearwater, FL-based provider …

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Okra says AI-based drug price predictor is 90% accurate

UK artificial intelligence startup Okra Technologies has launched a new software platform that it claims can take the guesswork out of the price that can be charged for new drugs, years ahead of launch. The AI system – called ValueScope – can predict the price  as well as the likely outcome of negotiations with health …

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How the rare disease community has developed fertile ground for progress

Amanda Barrell explores how a perfect storm of changing economics, advances in technology, and the increasing volume of the patient voice is stoking change in the rare disease space. New models of drug development are fuelling life-changing advantages in the rare disease space, previously an economic no-go area for pharma and biotech companies. That was …

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BioNTech, InstaDeep plan joint lab for AI research

BioNTech may be deeply ensconced in the latter stages of its bid to bring a COVID-19 vaccine to market, but it’s still pushing forward on other fronts, including a partnership with InstaDeep to deploy artificial intelligence and machine learning across its business. The two companies have been working together in this area since 2019, but …

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Recent Executive Hires: CVS Health New President, Cleveland Clinic/Amwell Joint Venture Leadership, Others

Neela Montgomery, EVP & President at CVS Pharmacy/Retail CVS Health Corporation names Neela Montgomery Executive Vice President and President of CVS Pharmacy/Retail, effective November 30, 2020. Montgomery will oversee the company’s 10,000 pharmacies across the United States. Montgomery, currently a Board Partner at venture capital firm Greycroft, most recently served as chief executive officer of …

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

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 clinical teams from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Assuta …

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Bringing Scalability Into Chemistry Modeling

Synthetic chemistry has been with us for centuries, but it is now entering a new frontier. Big data, AI and machine learning are unlocking a predictive power that is transforming the conceptualization and optimization of synthetic routes. A new white paper from the Entellect team titled “The foresight to bring scalability into chemistry modeling” looks …

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Mount Sinai Develop Machine Learning Models to Predict Critical Illness and Mortality in COVID-19 Patients

What You Should Know: – Mount Sinai researchers have developed machine learning models that predict the likelihood of critical events and mortality in COVID-19 patients within clinically relevant time windows. – The new machine learning models were outlined in a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research—could aid clinical practitioners at Mount Sinai and across the world in the care and management of COVID-19 patients. Research Protocols – In the retrospective study using …

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NeuroFlow Joins Epic App Orchard for Behavioral Health Integration

What You Should Know: –  NeuroFlow, the leader in technology-enabled behavioral health integration, is now available to healthcare providers through Epic’s App Orchard marketplace. NeuroFlow combines provider workflow augmentation solutions, clinical care dashboards, and a patient-facing application to create a clinical feedback loop centered around behavioral health. – Patient generated data including validated assessment scores, mood and …

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M&A: Centene to Acquire AI Healthcare Analytics Platform Apixio

What You Should Know: – Centene Corporation acquires AI healthcare analytics platform Apixio to additional data and AI capability to technology portfolio. – Apixio will remain an operationally independent entity as part of Centene’s Health Care Enterprises group to continue bringing value to its clients and the industry. Centene Corporation, today announced it has signed …

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How RPA Can Help Get COVID-19 Vaccines to High-Risk Patients First

Ram Sathia, VP of Intelligent Automation at PK While most of the public’s attention is focused on the horse race for an approved COVID-19 vaccine, another major hurdle lies just around the corner: the distribution of hundreds of millions of vaccine doses. In today’s highly complex and disconnected health data landscape, technologies like AI, Machine …

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Does my cough sound like COVID? There could be an app for that

It could be possible to detect whether someone has COVID-19 or not, just from the sound of their coughing. That’s the conclusion of testing of an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which was able to detect around 98% of cases of COVID-19 from a forced cough delivered down …

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AI’s infiltration of pharma: How COVID-19 accelerated change

The pharmaceutical industry has sometimes been a laggard in terms of digital maturity, but the COVID-19 crisis has provided companies the impetus to rapidly implement the most cutting-edge technologies. At the heart of most of these digital advancements is AI and machine learning. With a collective sense of uncertainty, many are pinning their hopes on …

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BMS joins forces with insitro to develop neurodegenerative treatments

insitro has landed another big biopharma partnership, signing a five-year collaboration with Bristol Myers Sqibb to develop therapies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).  Neurodegenerative disorders such as ALS and FTD are considered a challenging therapeutic area, with no disease modifying treatments available today. insitro uses machine-learning technology to discover novel drug …

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

What You Should Know: –  KēlaHealth announced their Series A round (combined seed and Series A) of $12.9M led by Sante Ventures and new innovation VC, Intuitive Ventures. – KēlaHealth, is a surgical intelligence engine that applies a dynamic cycle of patient-specific predictions, stratified interventions, and outcomes tracking to reduce surgical complications – KēlaHealth is …

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Human API Raises $20M+ to Scale User-Controlled Health Data Ecosystem

What You Should Know: – Human API, the consumer-controlled health data platform announced it has closed a Series C round of $20M+ this week. – Human API’s consumer-controlled platform gives users a streamlined means of accessing and sharing their personal health records with physicians, trusted startups and enterprises, and insurers. – The platform harnesses a …

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

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 diagnoses, and malpractice litigation – priorities for all physicians, especially …

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Can Technology Help Reduce Cases of Hospital Negligence?

For most healthcare professionals, providing care to their patients is mandatory. However, there are times when their desire to give patients the best care possible becomes a necessity for compliance, particularly now that hospital negligence has been a constant stress factor for both professionals and patients.  It is a given that any medical treatment has …

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98point6 Lands $118M to Expand Text-Based Primary Care Platform

98point6 App What You Should Know: – On-demand text-based primary care platform 98point6 raises $118M in Series E funding to further invest in research and development and expand its robust medical practice. – 98point6 offers patients easy access to primary care in the same way they’ve grown accustomed to receiving the majority of services today—on …

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Fujifilm & Volpara Partner to Help Clinicians Determine Patient Breast Density

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 on a successful 6-year partnership, Fujifilm’s customers using ASPIRE Cristalle …

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AWS, PHDA Collaborate to Develop Breast Cancer Screening and Depression Machine Learning Models

What You Should Know: – Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance (PHDA) announce a collaboration to produce more accurate machine learning models for breast cancer screening and depression. – In work funded through the PHDA-AWS collaboration, a research team led by Shandong Wu, an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh …

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Extracting Relevant Chemical Information from Patents with Machine Learning

New chemical compounds and reactions are often introduced to the world – and with little fanfare – through patents. It may be years after the patent has been filed before these compounds are published in scholarly journals, and even then it is only a small share of them that are published at all. As a …

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AI-ML Drug Discovery & Development Summit 2021

Visit our website: www.ai-drugdiscovery.com R&D & Clinical Processes for the Future: Accurate, Efficient & Cost-Effective The AI-ML: Drug Discovery and Development Summit is the industry’s definitive guide to translating the wealth of tech available to successfully implement a working and practically effective drug discovery and development platform. Designed with leading AI experts from R&D and …

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4 Areas Driving AI Adoption in Hospital Operations and Patient Safety

Renee Yao, Global Healthcare AI Startups Lead at NVIDIA COVID-19 has put a tremendous burden on hospitals, and the clinicians, nurses, and medical staff who make them run.  Many hospitals have suffered financially as they did not anticipate the severity of the disease. The extended duration of patient stays in ICUs, the need for more …

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Aetion completes $82M Series B round with $19M extension

The healthcare analytics company said it had raised the extension funding from three new investors and would use it to accelerate development of its real-world evidence technology.

Sonde Health Acquires NeuroLex Lab’s Voice-Based Survey Platform

What You Should Know: – Sonde Health acquires NeuroLex Laboratories, Inc. to forms one of the world’s preeminent biobanks focused on vocal biomarkers. – NeuroLex’s core product, SurveyLex, makes it easy to create and distribute voice surveys in less than a minute as URL links through web browsers. Sonde Health, a Boston-based digital vocal biomarker …

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9 Ways UX/UI Design Can Improve Digital Health Adoption for Seniors

Amy Oughton, Founder, and CEO Dream in Color Seniors have the lowest reported usage of telehealth of any age group. As many healthcare providers are increasing the use of telehealth, especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the implementation of new tools and technologies could impact seniors. In my experience, this doesn’t indicate that older …

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Innovaccer Launches Perioperative Optimization Platform for Surgeons

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

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Cerner Launches AI-Powered Command Center Dashboard for COVID-19 Response

What You Should Know: – Cerner launches a new Command Center dashboard to help organizations visualize and optimize operations in a centralized location by leveraging real-time data and predictive analytics to provide situational awareness and decision support during COVID-19. – Powered by AI and predictive models, helps organizations align patient needs, staffing, and resources to …

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Top 5 RCM Challenges for Healthcare Executives in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

Brian Robertson, CEO at VisiQuate, There have been many memorable “where were you?” events since the 21st century began. But few can match the COVID-19 pandemic, at least from a healthcare perspective.  The effect on healthcare (and healthcare executives) has been particularly profound since our industry is in the center of everything. From the search for …

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Sophia Genetics launches AI tool to find COVID-19 ‘unknowns’

Swiss medical data specialist Sophia Genetics has launched a platform that will sift through data generated at more than 1,000 hospitals around the world to try to work out how the COVID-19 pandemic will evolve in the coming months and years. The data mining tool will be used to try to unearth some of the …

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Greenway Health Taps AWS to Develop Cloud-Based, Data Services Platform

What You Should Know: – To help meet the needs of ambulatory care practitioners in a post-COVID environment, Greenway Health, a leading health information technology, and services provider, today announced a new strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS). – Leveraging AWS cloud services, Greenway is developing a new cloud-based, data services platform, Greenway Insights, …

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5 Critical Considerations for Patient Privacy in Telehealth

Sachin Nayyar, CEO at Securonix The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous ripple effect across all industries, with one of the most impacted being healthcare. Providers have had to quickly adapt to supporting patients ‘virtually’ in a secure manner, while simultaneously developing procedures to support accurate reporting to government organizations. These changes have placed added …

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Next wave: how pharma analytics can be improved with new technologies

Pharmaceutical companies have always had access to a steady stream of data to look at what has happened in the past and to try to predict future prescribing trends. Business intelligence (BI) departments have supported this throughout with timely and effective reporting, within an environment that has seen in recent years a bit of an …

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4 Ways Healthcare Organizations Can Establish Partnerships to Drive Innovation

With public and private healthcare spending significantly outpacing that of other countries, U.S. hospitals face intense pressure to find new ways to capture greater value. More and more, organizations are finding that partnerships with existing vendors can help unlock next-level performance gains in a transformative environment. Take Nebraska Medicine, for example. In the early 2000s, …

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Scripps Research, Repurpose.AI Partner to Develop COVID-19 Therapeutics

What You Should Know: – Repurpose.AI, has partnered with Scripps Research to discover drug candidates that may be repurposed to treat COVID-19.  – The partnership will leverage Repurpose.AI’s ActivPred AI Drug Discovery Platform, an unbiased drug, target, and disease agnostic digital chemistry engine, to discover drug candidates to treat COVID-19.  Scripps Research is teaming up …

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