Bernie Monegain

April 5, 2017
Rush University Medical Center in Chicago is among the first healthcare providers in the country to offer primary care patients the convenience of an online medical evaluation service. Rush will begin to offer what the medical center’s executives call “electronic house calls.” But, to be clear, the service is entirely text-based and does not include live video chats with doctors. Dubbed Rush...
March 16, 2017
Intermountain Healthcare is working with Zebra Medical Vision, a deep learning imaging analytics company, based in Israel to integrate machine learning in medical imaging analysis. The goal is to provide better patient care. Here’s how it works: Zebra-Med’s analytics engine receives imaging data and analyzes findings indicative of cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic and bone health....
March 14, 2017
Epic announced with little fanfare that its App Orchard is now officially open for business. And the EHR vendor is inviting third-party developers to highlight their best work, not only with FHIR, but also other open application programming interfaces. Epic competitors. including Allscripts and Cerner, are also pushing what their top executives describe as a more open approach to data...
February 14, 2017
The Indiana University Center for Aging Research is using a $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to advance the development and evaluation of a mobile Critical Care Recovery Program. The goal is to provide post-ICU patients the rehabilitation they need after being discharged from intensive care units. Two million of the five million...
February 1, 2017
Jupiter Medical Center, a not-for-profit 327-bed regional medical center in Jupiter, Florida, will employ cognitive computing platform IBM Watson for Oncology. Jupiter is the first US community hospital to adopt the technology. The goal: to provide insights to physicians to help them deliver personalized, evidence-based cancer treatment. In the U.S., there will be an estimated 1.7 million new...
January 31, 2017
Valhalla, New York-based Bon Secours Charity Health System, part of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, has forged a $180 million population health initiative with technology giant Philips to improve quality of patient care. The agreement will make Philips solutions available to BSCHS in support of its goal to transform the delivery of healthcare to the residents of New York’s Hudson...
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...
December 8, 2016
Mount Sinai Health System and health insurer Oscar aligned to create The Oscar Center to offer primary care services in its Brooklyn location. "The Oscar Center is a pivotal step toward our vision of creating a seamless end-to-end healthcare experience for our members," Oscar CEO Mario Schlosser said in a statement. Those services also include walk-in visits, basic mental health, wellness...
June 22, 2016
Google, the world's most used search engine, is partnering with two of the world's leading health organizations to take the confusion out of symptom searching. "We worked with a team of medical doctors to carefully review the individual symptom information, and experts at Harvard Medical School and Mayo Clinic evaluated related conditions for a representative sample of searches to help improve...
June 13, 2016
Austin, Texas-based ePatientFinder raised $8.2 million to build out its Clinical Trial Exchange platform. The EHR agnostic cloud-based service enables doctors to locate new treatment options, preventative procedures and clinical trials for their patients. What’s more, Clinical Trial Exchange’s analytics capabilities and what the company described as a three-tier filtering process help physicians...