Bernie Monegain

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...
August 7, 2017
Viome, which has developed technology aimed at balancing microorganisms in the gut, has landed $15 million in capital.   The funds will go towards the launch of the company’s at-home health kit, which targets the microbiome. Microbiome refers to microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses, in the human body. Viome is led by CEO Naveen Jain, innovator, philanthropist and founder of Moon...
August 1, 2017
Dr. Atul Butte, pediatrician and computer science leader, has been named the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor at UC San Francisco, where he takes the reins at the Institute for Computational Health Sciences. The $10 million gift from the Silicon Valley philanthropists Chan and Zuckerberg will launch the institute and support Butte’s work. Butte also serves as the...
June 13, 2017
Apple has hired Sumbul Desai, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine at Stanford. Desai is also vice chair of the Department of Medicine and chief digital officer at Stanford Center for Digital Health. Desai will serve in a senior role at Apple in what appears to be a growing healthcare team, CNBC reported on June 8, adding she would continue to see patients at Stanford. Apple executives...
May 24, 2017
Salt-Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare has joined American Well’s online care marketplace, best known as “the Exchange.” Through the Exchange, Intermountain will make its nurse practitioners and physician assistants available for patient telehealth visits on Amwell. The offering is available now to patients living in Utah, and soon will also be available to patients in Idaho. Intermountain...
May 18, 2017
Boston-based Partners HealthCare on Wednesday said it plans to integrate deep learning technology from GE Healthcare across its network. The 10-year collaboration will involve Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Clinical Data Science. The initiative will feature co-located, multidisciplinary teams with broad access to data, computational infrastructure and...
May 15, 2017
Dr. Peter Fleischut has been named senior vice president and chief transformation officer at NewYork-Presbyterian. He took the reins on May 1. In his new role, Fleischut will lead enterprise integration, transformation for clinical operations, innovation initiatives, logistics and pharmacy. He will also oversee the implementation of clinical technology operations for the new David H. Koch Center...
April 7, 2017
Asking patients to prepare notes ahead of a doctor visit boosts physician-patient communication and efficiency, according to new research from the University of Washington School of Medicine. The researchers asked patients at the Adult Medicine Clinic at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle to type what they wanted to discuss with the doctor into their medical records using computers in the...