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Google, Microsoft execs: AI should be designed to support, not replace, clinicians

As Google and Microsoft compete over their cloud capabilities for healthcare, both companies are touting tools to make clinicians’ lives easier by streamlining documentation or making records searchable.  At MedCity INVEST Digital Health, executives from both companies agreed on one thing: these tools should play a supporting role for clinicians while keeping patients at the …

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Imprivata, Microsoft Expand Collaboration to Unveil New Digital Identity Solutions on Microsoft Azure

What You Should Know:  – Imprivata, a digital identity company for healthcare and beyond, today announced the availability of two of its flagship digital identity solutions on Microsoft Azure.  – The expansion of Imprivata OneSign and Imprivata Confirm ID to the cloud fortifies the company’s focus on advancing digital transformation efforts for healthcare organizations looking …

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Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare Launches Azure Healthcare APIs

What You Should Know: – Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare announced it is expanding its portfolio of interoperability data services for the health and life sciences industry with Azure Healthcare APIs. – Built for the requirements of Protected Health Information (PHI), Azure Healthcare APIs enable customers with a platform as a service (PaaS) to ingest, manage, and persist data in the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare. Anyone working with health data can …

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Cloud Technology and Healthcare Evolution: Microsoft in the Spotlight

Gerry Miller, CEO & Founder, Cloudticity In April, software giant Microsoft made a lot of headlines announcing its multibillion-dollar acquisition of Nuance, the cloud-based clinical intelligence developer best known to healthcare providers for its Dragon and PowerScribe speech-recognition products. Business analysts and reporters zeroed in on impressive financial details and utilization potential for “ambient AI” technologies …

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Teladoc Health Integrates Solo platform with Microsoft Teams for Health Systems

What You Should Know: – Teladoc Health announced a collaboration with Microsoft in which Teladoc Health’s Solo platform for hospitals and health systems will be integrated into the Microsoft Teams environment to strengthen physician and patient access to best-in-class virtual healthcare. – The combination of communications and workflows in Microsoft Teams with Teladoc Health’s medical-grade whole-person virtual care delivery solutions will simplify the …

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PharmaShots’ Key Highlights of Second Quarter 2021

The second quarter of 2021 witnesses major acquisitions, approvals, and clinical data. There are major alliances in this quarter which include Merck signed ~$1.2B supply agreement with US Government for Molnupiravir to treat COVID-19 The big acquisition took place during the quarter including Microsoft acquired Nuance for ~$19.7B, MorphoSys acquired Constellation for ~$1.7B Our team …

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PharmaShots Weekly Snapshots (Apr 12 – 16, 2021)

ThermoFisher to Acquire PPD for ~$17.4B Published: Apr 16, 2021 | Tags: ThermoFisher, Acquire, PPD, ~$17.4B Roche’s Evrysdi (risdiplam) Receives Health Canada’s Approval for Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Adults and Children Published: Apr 16, 2021 | Tags: Roche, Evrysdi (risdiplam), Receives, Health Canada, Approval, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Adults, Children GSK Discontinues the P-II Trials of …

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

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

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AXA partners Microsoft on ‘all-in-one’ digital health platform

European insurance giant AXA has stepped up an alliance with Microsoft to develop an international digital health platform on the back of successful pilots in Germany and Italy last year.  The aim is to develop an “all-in-one” digital platform featuring a self-assessment tool, a personalised medical concierge service for appointment booking, and teleconsultations, along with …

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#Healthin2Point00, Episode 198 | Microsoft buys Nuance & lots of IPO rumors

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess claims to be blameless for the drama between Jonathan Bush and Glen Tullman. On Episode 198, we talk about Microsoft buying Nuance for $16 billion and $3 billion in debt – is Microsoft taking over healthcare, and is this going to slow Nuance down? Cohere Health raises …

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Microsoft to Acquire Nuance for ~$19.7B

Shots: Microsoft to acquire all outstanding shares of Nuance for $56.00/ share, making a total deal value of $19.7B in cash with a premium of 23% to Nuance closing price on Apr 09, including its net debt. The transaction is expected to close in 2021 The acquisition builds on Microsoft’s efforts to deliver new cloud …

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M&A: Microsoft Acquires Nuance for $16B to Accelerate Healthcare Cloud Strategy

What You Should Know: – Today, Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Nuance Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUAN) announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Nuance for $16B.  Financial terms of the all-cash deal details Microsoft paying $56 per Nuance share, a 23% premium over Friday’s closing price with a total value including debt at $19.7 billion. – Microsoft’s acquisition of Nuance builds …

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Why the Digital-First, Patient-Centered Care is Critical to Healthcare

Michael D. Robinson Vice President, Healthcare North America at VMware In the turmoil of one of the hardest years the healthcare industry has experienced, many healthcare organizations innovated nearly overnight, transforming bedside tablets into virtual care providers and parking garages into field hospitals. Through the help of agile, flexible technology, healthcare has empowered providers to …

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Oneview Healthcare Launches Cloud-Based Virtual Care Experience Platform

What You Should Know:  – Oneview Healthcare collaborated with long-time client, NYU Langone Health, to roll out a virtual patient engagement platform in response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.  – CXP Cloud Enterprise powered by Microsoft Azure technology with the use of Samsung tablets, helps engage patients, reduce non-clinical demands on care teams …

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Next-Generation Cloud Storage: Enabling Collaboration & Analytics for Pharma Research

Russ Kennedy, Chief Product Officer, Nasuni Pharmaceutical companies today are distributed, global organizations, with research centers, manufacturing facilities, and regulatory management hubs spread all over the globe. To develop new treatments and bring them to market, all of these different functions need to collaborate more closely than ever. Using traditional, on-premises storage technologies, however, makes …

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UCB and Microsoft announce digital drug R&D tie-up

UCB and Microsoft have announced a multi-year strategic collaboration to advance the digitalisation of the Belgian pharma company and accelerate its research efforts. The companies have already been working together on the COVID Moonshot Project, which aimed to create an orally available antiviral to combat the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. UCB completed six months’ worth of computational …

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UCB Collaborates with Microsoft to Accelerate Drug Discovery and Development

Shots: The collaboration will merge Microsoft’s computational services, cloud and AI with UCB’s drug discovery and development capabilities The companies intend to discover and develop medicines for people living with severe diseases in immunology and neurology. The collaboration follows UCB and Microsoft’s collaboration around COVID-19 Microsoft will provide AI technology and applied scientists to work …

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Innovaccer Reaches $1.3B Valuation, Launches Health Cloud Platform

What You Should Know: – Innovaccer closes Series D round of growth capital bringing Innovaccer at a total valuation of $1.3 billion. – In addition, the company has launched the Innovaccer Health Cloud, a platform as a service that combines the company’s Data Activation Platform and application suite with an extensive set of platform services …

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Best Practices to Ensure Telehealth Security and Protect Patient Data

Paul Banco, CEO of etherFAX To support the sudden increase in test results and medical records being transmitted during the pandemic, hospitals, laboratories, and pharmacies implemented additional devices and remote connections into their networks. After the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) lifted penalties around telehealth to expand care options amid the crisis, new platforms were …

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Escalating Cyberattacks on Healthcare Organizations Highlight Need for Security Interventions

Michelle Drolet, CEO of Towerwall, Healthcare organizations have faced continual stress from heavy COVID-19 caseloads in 2020. Cyberattacks on their information networks also loomed as a serious threat, and the pressure to protect data is expected to grow this year, as more criminals target healthcare providers. Protecting patient data from unauthorized access has long been …

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Kaiser Permanente joins forces with Accenture, Microsoft to improve cloud capabilities

The California-based healthcare organization will work with Accenture and Microsoft to grow and strengthen its cloud capabilities. The enhancements are expected to help Kaiser provide its care teams with data insights to personalize patient care.

Kaiser Inks Multi-Year Agreement with Accenture, Microsoft for Cloud Transition

What You Should Know: – Kaiser Permanente signs a multi-year strategic agreement with Accenture and Microsoft to support the healthcare provider’s transition to the cloud environment. – The partnership enables stronger cloud computational power and data insights readily available to care teams, so Kaiser’s members—and patients—will benefit from more timely and personalized healthcare. Kaiser Permanente …

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Epic, Galen Healthcare, Chartis Group Named 2020 Overall Best in KLAS Awards

What You Should Know: – Epic was named the top Overall Software Suite for the eleventh consecutive year in the Best in KLAS 2021 Software & Services report, released today, which reports on the top vendors for 2020. Epic was also named the top Overall Physician Practice Vendor. Galen Healthcare Solutions was named the top Overall IT Services Firm. …

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Insights+: Key Deals of JP Morgan Healthcare Conference 2021

This year J.P. Morgan 39th Annual Healthcare Conference was conducted virtually and we witnessed multiple announcements from numerous Biopharma companies An analysis of events and catalysts that were announced at the conference during these days are included in the report. Most of the deals occurred in the first two days of the conference Our PharmaShots …

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To Beat COVID-19, We Need A Modern Approach to Public Health Data

Ed Simcox, Chief Strategy Officer at LifeOmic The COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken 270,000 American lives to date, has shined a light on another crisis — the U.S. currently has no standardized system for reporting public health data. Health departments all over the country resort to using paper, fax, phone, and email to transmit and …

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Mayo Clinic, Microsoft, Cerner join coalition to provide digital access to Covid-19 vaccine records

A group of organizations have come together to work on a solution that will provide digital access to Covid-19 vaccination records. As the country eyes a challenging transition to the new normal, a verifiable vaccine record will be necessary to ensure individual and community safety.

Traditional RESTful APIs Will Not Solve Healthcare’s Biggest Interoperability Problems

Brian Platz, Co-CEO and Co-Chairman of Fluree Interoperability is a big discussion in health care, with new regulations requiring interoperability for patient data. Most approaches follow the typical RESTful API approach that has become the standard method for data exchange. Yet Health Level Seven (HL7), with its new Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard for …

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Verily, Broad, Microsoft Partner to Expand Life Sciences Research with Azure Cloud

What You Should Know: – Verily and The Broad Institute have partnered with Microsoft to expand health and life sciences research utilizing the Microsoft Azure cloud. – The new partnership brings together Microsoft’s cloud, data, and AI technologies, and a global network of more than 168,000 health and life sciences partners to accelerate the development …

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12 Recently Launched COVID-19 Vaccine Management Solutions to Know

An in-depth look at twelve recently released COVID-19 vaccine management solutions as COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed nationwide. 1. Microsoft Microsoft launches a COVID-19 vaccine management platform with partners Accenture and Avanade, EY, and Mazik Global to help government and healthcare customers provide fair and equitable vaccine distribution, administration, and monitoring of vaccine delivery. Microsoft …

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Microsoft Deploys COVID-19 Vaccine Management Platform

What You Should Know: – Microsoft launches a COVID-19 vaccine management platform with partners Accenture and Avanade, EY, and Mazik Global to help government and healthcare customers provide fair and equitable vaccine distribution, administration, and monitoring of vaccine delivery.  – Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) has deployed over 230 emergency COVID-19 response missions globally since the pandemic began …

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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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PharmaShots Weekly Snapshot (Nov 16-20, 2020)

Eli Lilly and Incyte Receive FDA’s EUA for Baricitinib + Remdesivir to Treat Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19 Published: Nov 20,2020 | Tags: baricitinib, COVID-19, Eli Lilly, Emergency Use Authorization, FDA’s, Incyte, receives, Remdesivir Novartis Signs a License Agreement with Mesoblast to Develop and Commercialize Remestemcel-L for ARDS Published: Nov 20,2020 | Tags: Agreement, ARDS, Commercialize, …

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Microsoft Launches Dedicated HealthTech Startup Program in India

What You Should Know: – Microsoft launches a dedicated HealthTech Startup Program and partners with startup incubator Social Alpha to accelerate the growth of healthtech startups in India. – Selected startups into the program will benefit from focused healthcare industry teams, co-innovation and collaboration, and Microsoft AI for healthcare. Today, Microsoft has announced the launch …

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Microsoft Collaborates with Twist and Illumina to Advance Data Storage in DNA

Shots: Microsoft enters collaboration with Illumina, Twist, and Western Digital to establish a roadmap for the industry towards the wider use of DNA data storage. These companies are the founding members of the alliance Ten additional technology leaders join founding members to together advance industry roadmap, set the stage for widespread adoption of new long-term …

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Providence Taps Nuance to Develop AI-Powered Integrated Clinical Intelligence

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 securely and automatically capture patient-clinician conversations. – As part of …

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To Solve Healthcare Interoperability, We Must ‘Solve the Surround’

Peter S. Tippett, MD, Ph.D., Founder & CEO of careMesh Interoperability in healthcare is a national disgrace. After more than three decades of effort, billions of dollars in incentives and investments, State and Federal regulations, and tens of thousands of articles and studies on making all of this work — we are only slightly better …

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COVID-19 Underscores Need for Identity Governance Administration

Wes Wright, CTO at Imprivata If you work in healthcare, chances are that the COVID-19 pandemic forced you to quickly scale up or move staff around to manage the onslaught of patients. The demand for clinicians and support staff grew alongside the spread of the virus, making organizations add clinicians or reassign employees with new …

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3 Telemedicine Security and Compliance Best Practices

Gerry Miller, Founder & CEO at Cloudticity The coronavirus pandemic accelerated telemedicine exponentially as patients and doctors switched from in-person visits to remote consultations. Health providers rapidly scaled virtual offerings in March and April and traffic volumes soared to unprecedented levels, with practices “seeing 50 to 175 times the number of patients by telehealth than …

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Allergy Amulet Nabs $3.3M To Launch World’s Smallest, Fastest Consumer Food Allergen Sensor

What You Should Know: – Today, Allergy Amulet announces $3.3M in seed funding to launch the world’s smallest and fastest consumer food allergen sensor and empower the allergy community by alleviating fears about what’s in their food. – Allergy Amulet’s novel technology can improve the quality of life for the millions of people living with …

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Analysis: July Health IT M&A Activity; Public Company Performance

– Healthcare Growth Partners’ (HGP) summary of Health IT/digital health mergers & acquisition (M&A) activity, and public company performance during the month of July 2020. While a pandemic ravages the country, technology valuations are soaring.  The Nasdaq hit an all-time high during the month of July, sailing through the 10,000 mark to post YTD gains …

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Imprivata Introduces Digital Identity Framework for Healthcare Organizations

What You Should Know: – Imprivata introduces a new framework to help healthcare organizations manage digital identities and support remote/virtual care. – Framework designed to help organizations develop and implement a robust, comprehensive digital identity strategy to address healthcare’s unique security, compliance, and workflow challenges. Imprivata, the digital identity company for healthcare, building on the …

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Telehealth and Cybersecurity: What You Should Know

Healthcare providers are seeing between 50 and 175 times (1) more patients via telehealth than before. Telehealth platforms* offer solutions for a wide array of different healthcare issues. An estimated 20 percent of all emergency room visits and 24 percent of routine office visits and outpatient volume could be delivered virtually via telehealth. Telehealth is …

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Microsoft Releases Public Preview of Azure IoT Connector for FHIR to Empower Health Teams

What You Should Know: – Microsoft released the public preview of Azure IoT Connector for FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), the latest update to the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare. – The Azure IoT Connector for FHIR makes it easy for health developers to set up a pipeline to manage protected health information (PHI) from IoT …

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Allscripts, Microsoft Ink 5-Year Partnership to Support Cloud-based Sunrise EHR, Drive Co-Innovation

What You Should Know: – Allscripts and Microsoft sign a five-year partnership extension to support Allscripts’ cloud-based Sunrise electronic health record and drive co-innovation. – The alliance will enable Allscripts to harness the power of Microsoft’s platform and tools, including Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Teams, and Power BI, creating a more seamless and highly productive user …

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