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By Jonah Comstock June 19, 2017
Xealth, a startup that helps doctors to prescribe digital health apps, has raised $8.5 million in a round led by DFJ Venture Partners. Other investors in the round included hospital systems Providence St. Joseph Health, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Hennepin Healthcare System, and Froedtert Health. A spin-out from Providence St. Joseph Health's digital innovation group, Xealth...
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 March 24, 2017
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health Plan has launched an app-based, 24/7 telemedicine service to offer patients across Pennsylvania video visits from UPMC emergency room nurses and clinicians. Initially launched on desktop in November 2016 to UPMC Health Plan employees, the app version of AnywhereCare is now available to all patients within the state. Even though emergency...
February 20, 2017
Microsoft and UPMC have partnered to improve healthcare delivery through a series of projects, Microsoft announced Thursday. The health system will work on Microsoft's Healthcare NExT Initiative, which will focus on clinician empowerment and productivity with AI, officials said. The companies will work together to develop new tools that will first be implemented at UPMC before it hits the market...
By Jonah Comstock December 7, 2016
Connected medical devices do pose security risks, but the nightmare scenario of a hacked pacemaker being used for an assassination is not top-of-mind for the executives in charge of security at major health systems. At the HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum yesterday, executives from the Mayo Clinic, UPMC, and Partners Healthcare discussed medical device security on a panel moderated by Healthcare...
By Jonah Comstock September 26, 2016
CIO is something of a loaded acronym in healthcare these days. Whether your “I” stands for information or innovation can be perceived as a marker of the progressiveness of your organization. But is that fair? At the Health 2.0 pre-conference provider summit in Santa Clara yesterday, two chief innovation officers and a chief information officer went back and forth on the terminology, and how...
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 Neil Versel February 9, 2012
UPMC's Dr. Andrew Watson The long-awaited boom in home-based, wireless health monitoring devices might happen sooner rather than later. In fact, Dr. Andrew Watson, medical director of the UPMC Center for Connected Medicine in Pittsburgh, believes that it will start in the next six to 12 months. "Right now, the devices are so close," Watson says. And the biggest driver will be cost avoidance,...