AI, Data, and Analytics

By Dr. Liz Kwo 12:00 pm September 11, 2020
About the author: Dr. Liz Kwo is currently the staff VP of clinical data analytics at Anthem, and previously cofounded and served as CEO of telemedicine second opinion company InfiniteMD. She received an MD from Harvard Medical, an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. COVID-19 has reshaped the way humans interact with technology in...

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By Sara Mageit 01:39 am September 11, 2020
FUNDING BOOST FOR AI-BASED EPILEPSY MONITORING University spinout company Neuronostics has received funding to develop an AI-based system for more accurate diagnosis of epilepsy and to monitor response to treatment of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). The platform is called BioEp and works by creating mathematical models of the brain using segments of electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings. The...
By Rosy Matheson 10:49 am September 9, 2020
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already being used in advanced medical settings and it has multiple applications including, wearable technology, precision medicine and virtual clinics. In some cases, it can even interpret test results more accurately than physicians. While most of us are just beginning to realise the full potential of AI, some entrepreneurs are way ahead. But how can they build...

Above photo: Kaoru Sato, Director of Customer Success, will lead Prospection's operations in Japan. 

By Dean Koh 03:44 am September 2, 2020
Australia-based healthcare analytics startup Prospection has announced the opening of its Japan headquarters, and appointment of health informatics and pharmaceutical veteran Kaoru Sato to lead the company’s first global office. The new office in Tokyo will enable the startup to work closely with international pharmaceutical customers to understand and develop new treatment pathways for Japanese...
By Mallory Hackett 12:12 pm August 31, 2020
More people experienced high blood pressure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic compared to before, according to new research from chronic care management company Livongo. The study looked at the proportion of Livongo members who had high blood pressure before and during the pandemic, specifically covering the time between mid-September of 2019 and mid-August of 2020. The data does not support a...

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By Ahmed El Sherif 05:08 am August 21, 2020
Dubai’s Al Zahra Hospital has introduced Artificial Intelligence-powered platforms to its range of communication and appointment booking offerings, the company has announced. The services have been developed in partnership with the intelligent commerce and customer service software provider, Novomind MEA. “AI has been at the forefront of most information technology advancements, bringing with it...
By Dave Muoio 01:35 pm August 18, 2020
U.S. consumers want to understand how and why their personal health data is being used by organizations, and may change their data sharing behaviors if they believe the information is being used to improve health outcomes for themselves or others, according to recent survey from health data intelligence firm W2O. Conducted in two 1,000-person waves in September 2019 and May 2020, the poll...

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By Tammy Lovell 04:04 am August 7, 2020
As Wales comes out of lockdown, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board has announced the launch of its Welsh and English-speaking virtual agent, which answers common questions about COVID-19 in a caring tone. The solution, called CERi, brings together IBM Watson Assistant, natural language processing capabilities from IBM Research, and state-of-art enterprise artificial intelligence (AI)...
By Sara Mageit 06:56 am July 29, 2020
The MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge has launched a research project using a remote monitoring platform from digital health company Huma in the Fenland Study. Through Huma’s smartphone app, researchers will ask participants to provide detailed health data to provide insights into the detection and progression of COVID-19. The study will measure antibodies to determine how many...

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By Sophie Porter 01:57 am July 23, 2020
Spain-based medtech company, QUIBIM, have secured €8 million in a recent round of seed funding co-led by Amadeus Capital Partners and Adara Ventures to improve its radiomics platform. WHAT IT DOES QUIBIM is a frontrunner in the field of radiomics, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to read medical images for disease-specific biomarkers, enabling early detection of diseases such as COVID-19....