machine learning

By Jonah Comstock July 11, 2017
A team of researchers from Stanford University, working with cardiac monitoring company iRhythm, have created an AI algorithm that, in a small proof-of-concept trial, outperformed board-certified cardiologists at identifying various types of arrhythmias from ECGs. The results have been published to arXiv, an online archive for scientific papers, but have not yet appeared in a peer-reviewed...
By Jonah Comstock June 16, 2017
Earlier this week, Figure 1, a medical image-sharing network often referred to as an Instagram for doctors, raised $10 million in Series B funding. To some extent, that funding is going into ramping up the already impressive growth of the platform. But the company also has big plans to add some additional features: Fast Company reported on Figure 1’s AI plans this week, and CEO Gregory Levey told...
By Heather Mack June 2, 2017
It’s been six years since IBM first alluded to plans to build artificially intelligent physician’s assistant. Even as that mission became more concrete with a formal launch of the health-focused Watson and years of near-constant announcements and partnerships, it still hasn’t been clear just exactly what impact the cognitive computing program will have on healthcare. But newly shared data could...
By Heather Mack May 19, 2017
The days of claiming artificial intelligence as a feature that set one startup or company apart from the others are over. These days, one would be hard-pressed to find any technology company attracting venture funding or partnerships that doesn’t posit to use some form of machine learning. But for companies trying to innovate in healthcare using artificial intelligence, the stakes are...
By Heather Mack May 12, 2017
Healthcare technology company HealthReveal, which equips payers and providers with data analytics and remote monitoring to ensure patients receive guideline-directed medical care, has added another $500,000 to its Series A funding with an investment from Northwell Ventures. Along with the $10.8 million HealthReveal raised a few months ago (led by GE Ventures, Greycroft Partners and Flare Capital...
By Jonah Comstock April 10, 2017
New York City-based Spring, which offers clinical decision support for providers around behavioral health, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. William K. Warren Foundation, a philanthropic organization associated with the St. Francis Health System, and serial entrepreneur Kevin Ryan (founder of Gilt and Business Insider) led the round. Additional contributions came from RRE Ventures, North...
By Heather Mack March 22, 2017
The University of Essex has a plan to save the National Health Services billions of pounds per year: outsource treatment of minor ailments to a fleet of automated, AI-powered general practitioners, available right on a smartphone. Through a partnership with digital and social media company Orbital Media and Innovate UK, a group of developers, data scientists and research will collaborate for 30...
By Heather Mack March 21, 2017
Doctor appointment booking platform Zocdoc is launching a new, smarter search feature to its offering on both mobile and desktop. Now, the ability to find and schedule doctor visits will become more personalized and approachable with Zocdoc’s Patient Powered Search engine, which employs machine learning and natural language processing to make the experience more conversational. The idea is to...
By Bernie Monegain January 30, 2017
Seattle-based KenSci has raised $8.5 million in its first round of funding. It plans to use the capital to further develop its data and machine learning platform and expand its operations. The company, which was incubated at the University of Washington in Tacoma, boasts a rapidly growing customer base. KenSci spun out in 2015 after more than four years of research and industry-academic...
By Jonah Comstock January 24, 2017
The Chan Zuckerberg Inititative, a philanthropic initiative from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician, has acquired a startup, Meta, focused on using AI and machine learning to sift through recently published scientific studies. The terms of the acquisition were undisclosed. Announced in September, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is a limited liability...