Laura Lovett

November 20, 2018
A recent study published in JMIR Mental Health found that despite the growth of smartphone ownership in recent years, the use of mental health apps among patients remains low.  In fact, in the study’s survey, which was given to 186 patients being treated for mental health conditions, only about 10 percent reported actively using a mental health app.  “Our results suggest that while mental health...
November 19, 2018
Last week New York-based, AI-powered cancer screening platform Ezra announced that it scored $4 million in a seed funding led by Accomplice, with additional funding from Founders Future, Credo Ventures, Seedcamp, Esther Dyson and various unnamed startup founders and angel investors. This funding announcement is paired with the beta launch of its prostate cancer screening program. Right now the...
November 19, 2018
On Friday, New York-based startup Renalytix AI, maker of a clinical diagnostic that uses artificial intelligence to diagnose for kidney disease, landed $29 million in funding. This news coincides with Renalytix AI’s announcement that it will now be publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange.  Looking ahed, the company said the new money will be used to help it develop two products designed for...
November 16, 2018
Globally more and more health professionals are stressing the importance of mental health services, but getting patients those services can be tricky. The shortage of trained professionals and the stigma of mental illness in many countries around the world have often created a barrier to treatment. But recently technology has come into play to tackle some of these challenges.    “There is a...
November 14, 2018
This morning Withings announced the latest addition to its product line: the Pulse HR, a connected wearable that can track a user's heart rate using photoplethysmography (PPG) sensors that can measure pulse in 10-minute intervals while offering continuous heart rate measurements for each workout session. This comes only months after Withings was bought back from Nokia by its original cofounder...
November 9, 2018
Geisinger CEO David Feinberg is moving over to Google to head up its healthcare sector. Yesterday Geisinger announced that Feinberg is stepping down and Dr. Jaewon Ryu will be taking over as interim president and CEO of the organization.  While Geisinger's announcement was relatively vague about what Feinberg will be doing at Google, CNBC reports that his job will entail streamlining and...
November 9, 2018
Artificial intelligence is no longer just a futuristic technology. It is now being applied throughout the healthcare arena from imaging to triaging patients. But outside of the mainstream hospital uses, the technology is also be deployed in apps, wearables and trackers.    Here is five of the cutting-edge ways AI is being used by health professionals today.  1) Doctor's assistants     One problem...

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November 8, 2018
In yet another move into the healthcare space, Amazon Web Service (AWS) has added to its collection of HIPAA-eligible services, which now includes machine learning tools Amazon Translate, Amazon Comprehend and Amazon Transcribe.  “To support our healthcare customers, AWS HIPAA-eligible services enable covered entities and their business associates subject to HIPAA to use the secure AWS...

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November 8, 2018
Earlier this week Oncology Analytics, a technology company focused on helping organizations apply and manage benefits for cancer care, announced that it closed a $21 million Series B funding round. The new round was led by Oak HC/FT with participation from McKesson Ventures, Blue Cross Blue Shield Venture Partners and Sandbox Advantage.  The company said the new money will help it expand its...