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By Dave Muoio April 20, 2018
Data published in Scientific Reports describes an algorithm that allows users to measure a patient’s pulse wave velocity using the camera on a smartphone. According to University of Southern California researchers, the approach would allow for cheaper and more convenient screening for arterial stiffening, which can increase blood and pulse press and has been associated with non-cardiovascular...
By Jonah Comstock April 20, 2018
BenevolentAI, a UK company using artificial intelligence for drug development, has raised $115 million in new funding, mostly from undisclosed investors in the United States. Existing backer Woodford Investment Management also participated in the round, which brings the company’s total funds raised to over $200 million. “We are very pleased with the response to the fundraising," Ken Mulvany,...
By Dave Muoio April 12, 2018
The FDA has granted diagnostics company IDx’s De Novo request to market its AI-based software system for the autonomous detection of diabetic retinopathy in adults who have diabetes, called IDx-DR. This decision represents the first AI-based diagnostic system authorized by the FDA for commercialization in the US that can provide a screening decision without the need for clinician interpretation,...
By Laura Lovett March 22, 2018
Go to any healthcare conference and a speaker is bound to mention a new use of artificial intelligence. Now, as the technology becomes more and more mainstream, a pair of industry experts are creating a new organization that seeks to legitimize and promote AI and other cutting edge technologies in healthcare.  Founder and former CEO of the American Telemedicine Association Jonathan Linkous and...
By Laura Lovett March 14, 2018
 In new study published in Ophthalmology,  Google AI researchers found that they could improve their AI disease detecting software by using a small subset of images adjudicated by ophthalmologists that specialize in retinal diseases. "We believe this work provides a basis for further research and raises the bar for reference standards in the field of applying machine learning to medicine," Dr....
By Dave Muoio March 7, 2018
Teams looking to AI and machine learning as a solution to their system’s problems should be reminded that the technologies are not a magic bullet, Leonard D’Avolio, cofounder of Cyft and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital, said on Monday at HIMSS18.   In fact, he said, the success of these technologies within the industry will dependent on focused...
By Laura Lovett March 6, 2018
Artificial intelligence is a hot topic right now—but whether or not it is going live up to what some are calling the new healthcare reform is still up for discussion. Mayo Clinic Chief Information officer Christopher Ross and Pricewaterhousecoopers Managing Director James Golden, tackled questions about the future of AI at HIMSS18. “In some ways [AI] could not be more hyped than it is. There is...
By Dave Muoio March 6, 2018
A trio of presenters at HIMSS 2018 shared data from practical machine learning and AI-focused studies that demonstrate how the technologies could reduce costs and improve patients’ outcomes.  These studies, conducted by teams at the Grady Health System, Kaiser Permanente, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, primarily focused on flagging adult and pediatric patients whose EHRs...
By Dave Muoio March 5, 2018
Improvements in data management will soon mean healthcare providers can engage patients outside of standard care more than ever before, Judy Murphy, chief nursing officer at IBM, said Monday at HIMSS 2018 in Las Vegas.   “We’re managing everyone. We’re not just worrying about the people that we see in front of us, and it’s a real important difference,” Murphy said at the Coordinated and Connected...
By Laura Lovett March 2, 2018
Artificial intelligence has been working its way into the field of research. Now Precision Health AI, a company that specializes in applications of AI to oncology, has just launched a new platform, called Eureka Health Oncology, that uses EMR data to provide practical AI applications for real oncology use cases.  “Our team of healthcare professionals is using the deep clinical oncology dataset at...

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