Bernie Monegain

March 1, 2018
Helix has closed a $200 million financing round and said it plans to expand its personal genomics marketplace to accelerate consumer adoption of genomics. The San Carlos, California-based startup launched the Helix marketplace in July 2017 to collects and sequence a DNA sample once, and then store and protects a customer’s data so they can access additional DNA-powered products and services from...
January 30, 2018
Amazon, the world’s ubiquitous online store, revealed today it is collaborating with Warren Buffet, who heads Berkshire Hathaway, and the bank JPMorgan Chase to build an independent, nonprofit healthcare company with the goal of increasing user satisfaction and reducing costs.  The first order of business, the partners announced, is focusing on technology solutions that will provide U.S....
January 2, 2018
MedStar Health announced that it will begin offering expectant mothers a “Mommy Kit” containing an iPhone app, wireless weight scale, and wireless blood pressure cuff.  The not-for-profit health system in Maryland and the Washington, DC area, said it joined forces with startup Babyscripts . The kit can be used to generate patient data that, in turn, is captured and transmitted automatically to...
December 21, 2017
Intermountain Healthcare researchers have created a new app to monitor heart failure patients and identify when their condition becomes advanced.  The app monitors medical tests and health status and quickly alerts clinicians that the heart patient’s care needs have changed. When computer monitoring indicates a patient likely has advanced heart failure, the app automatically sends a secure email...
December 20, 2017
Aledade, a healthcare technology company launched in 2014 by former National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, has filed a Form D with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Aledade reported that it has raised $23 million. The total private financing amount was $28 million, according to the document filed with the SEC. Bethesda, Maryland-based Aledade works with the Medicare...
November 28, 2017
GE Healthcare has partnered with Nvidia to fast-track artificial intelligence adoption in healthcare and with Intel to boost digital imaging. The Nvidia partnership builds on GE Healthcare’s 10-year alliance with the company to bring the most sophisticated artificial intelligence to GE Healthcare’s 500,000 imaging devices globally and to accelerate healthcare processing. The new CT system is two...
November 22, 2017
A new wave of speculation from industry analysts is putting Apple in the spotlight over its supposed plans for creating a new sort of EHR – the soul of a new device, so to speak. The new speculation is fueled by the patents Apple has recently secured.  Analysts reason that Apple may be poised to enter the mobile healthcare monitoring device, EHR, and healthcare data storage markets. Healthcare IT...
October 3, 2017
BaseHealth, a predictive analytics company for population health management, introduced its concept of the #InvisiblePatient Monday at the 11th Annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference in Santa Clara, California. In a demo session on “Transforming Care & Insights Through Big Data & Analytics,” BaseHealth CEO Jason Pyle showed how the BaseHealth platform leverages artificial intelligence and...
September 8, 2017
Big Blue is investing $240 million over 10 years to build the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab in partnership with MIT. The lab will engage in research into artificial intelligence with the goal of driving scientific AI breakthroughs. The collaboration will focus on AI hardware, software, and algorithms related to deep learning and other areas. It aims to increase AI’s impact on industries, such as...
September 1, 2017
Healthcare IT giant Cerner and HealthSouth Corporation, the largest provider of post-acute care in the country, are building a Post-Acute Innovation Center. Together, they will develop new technology to boost care for some of the most medically complex patients. HealthSouth and Cerner's collaboration began with the development and implementation of HealthSouth's clinical information system, which...