big data

By Heather Mack May 16, 2017
Austin, Texas-based MAP Health Management, which works with a variety of healthcare stakeholders to offer a remote patient monitoring and engagement platform focused on addiction treatment, is bringing cognitive computing into their toolset through a new partnership with IBM Watson Health. Over the six years since MAP Health was founded, the organization has amassed numerous partnerships...
By Heather Mack September 21, 2016
Artificial intelligence and big data are shaping up to have the biggest impact on the healthcare industry, and most of that money will be coming from venture capital funds, according to a new survey of digital health executives and investors. Silicon Valley Bank surveyed 122 founders, executives and investors in health technology, asking about the biggest opportunities and threats for the...
By Jonah Comstock February 10, 2016
At CES this year, a smartphone-connected pregnancy test turned some heads. But it turns out that use case might not require its own device -- just a Fitbit and a clever online community. As Buzzfeed reported last week, one New York City woman found out she was pregnant after her Fitbit device displayed a mysteriously elevated heartrate, and her husband turned to online discussion site Reddit for...
By Jonah Comstock November 9, 2015
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) describes itself as the second largest integrated payor-provider network after Kaiser Permanente. At the HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum on Thursday, UPMC Chief Analytics Officer Pamela Peele talked about how being both a payer and a provider enables UPMC to address readmissions in a unique way. "Providers are trained to manage...
By Jonah Comstock October 29, 2015
A Kaiser Permanente video visit. Doctors, technologists, and entrepreneurs have a lot of different visions of the future of medicine, and they don't always line up. Dr. Robert Pearl, the Executive Director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, part of Kaiser Permanente, thinks some digital health offerings -- like video visits -- will revolutionize medicine. Others -- like health monitoring...
By Jonah Comstock October 29, 2015
Dr. Joseph Kvedar Dr. Joseph Kvedar, the vice president of Connected Health at Partners HealthCare, thinks the future of healthcare is in ever increasing levels of personalization and automation -- to the point where in just a few years, we might all have little automated health coaches in our smartphones, operating similarly to Siri, Cortana, or Google Now. "This is quite doable," Kvedar said...
By Jonah Comstock October 20, 2015
San Francisco-based Amino, a new company that aims to use big data to help match consumers with the best doctor for them, has launched with $19.4 million in funding. Accel Partners, Charles River Ventures, Rock Health, and a number of individual investors contributed to the round. CEO and co-founder David Vivero previously founded RentJuice, an apartment renting startup that was ultimately...
By Jonah Comstock November 25, 2014
Graphic from NPR According to a new survey from Truven Health Analytics and NPR, 68 percent of American consumers are willing to share health information with researchers, but this group of people is more likely to be wealthy, well-educated, and young. Truven surveyed 3,000 Americans via landlines, mobile phones, and the web, with the group filtered by generation, education level and income...
By Jonah Comstock November 10, 2014
Google's genomics browser, from a video the company released last year. Between contact lenses for diabetes, big data baseline health studies, and a tiny pill that scans for cancer (not to mention curing death and setting up telemedicine visits based on search results), Google is casting a wide net in the health care field. But the company's biggest contributions might come in an area where...
By Jonah Comstock May 15, 2014
After Under Armour acquired MapMyFitness for $150 million last November, both companies more or less said that it would be "business as usual" post-acquisition, with MapMyFitness and Under Armour continuing to operate as they had before. At a talk at the HxRefactored event in Brooklyn this week, MapMyFitness co-founder and VP of Innovation Strategy Kevin Callahan shared some insights into how the...