Laura Lovett

May 1, 2018
Despite the fact that the Department of Veterans Affairs is the largest healthcare system in the country, for a lot of veterans coming into to a clinic is difficult. It would be impossible for a clinic to be in every veteran's neighborhood — that’s where telemedicine comes in.  At the American Telemedicine Association conference in Chicago, clinicians came together to discuss how video-to-home...
May 1, 2018
Suki, a startup that makes an AI-powered and voice-enabled digital assistant for doctors, has just landed $20 million in a funding round led by Venrock, with participation from First Round, Social Capital, and Marc Benioff.  The technology was developed to help doctors handle paperwork and update a patient's EHR. The technology is also designed to gradually personalize itself based on each...
April 30, 2018
Correction: A former version of this article incorrectly stated that "Telemedicine School-Based Health Centers" is an organzation. This has since been removed along with any guidlines listed as part of it.  When it’s the flu season, the line at the school nurse’s office is usually backed up to the door. As telemedicine continues to reduce the burden on clinics and other healthcare settings, more...
April 30, 2018
This morning telehealth company American Well announced that it will be acquiring fellow telemedicine company Avizia in late Q2 for an undisclosed sum.  The deal is expected to help American Well grow its acute care capabilities, which Avizia specializes in. The deal will give American Well access to Avizia’s hospital-based cart lineup and custom software workflows for over 40 clinical...
April 27, 2018
UK insurer Aviva has just announced a partnership with Now Healthcare Group to offer large corporate health insurance customers access to over 1,000 general practitioners. The pair will provide customers with a mobile app called Aviva Digital GP, which will let customers book video consultations with general practitioners, get remote diagnoses, and obtain advice on simpler medical queries.  The...
April 27, 2018
A new digital health survey released by Castlight Health showed that while both employers and employees are enthusiastic about the future of digital health, there is a gap between what tech is being provided by employers and what the employees actually want.  Employers surveyed reported that employee assistance programs, smoking cessation programs, and health risk assessment were among the most...
April 26, 2018
It would be hard to argue that that there is a dearth of artificial intelligence platforms trying to get into the healthcare game. But it isn’t just developers deciding where the industry is heading; it's also up to the healthcare players holding the purse strings.  “Investors get a different view into technology than a lot of folks, and the decisions they make about where to put capital have big...
April 26, 2018
This morning healthcare AI company Qure.ai announced the launch of its new AI technology which can identify bleeds, fractures, and other critical abnormalities in the head CT scans.  “Qure.ai’s new head CT scan technology rapidly screens scans in under 10 seconds to detect, localize, and quantify abnormalities, as well as assess their severity,” Prashant Warier, cofounder and CEO of Qure.ai, said...
April 25, 2018
The name Nvidia usually creates a synapse to the video game industry — or more recently the self-driving car business. But now the computer hardware company is looking to get a foothold in the healthcare industry.  Last month at the GPU Technology Conference the company revealed plans for a new AI platform called Clara, which will use AI to create a virtual medical imaging platform.  “What we are...
April 25, 2018
Like almost any field in the healthcare industry pharma wants to get in on the latest technology trends. Recently big pharma has been looking to artificial intelligence as another tool to help facilitate drug research and help the company progress.  At the World Medical Innovation Forum in Boston on April 24, a panel of pharma leaders discussed the future of AI in the industry.  “It's quite top...