AI

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By  Dave Muoio 12:27 pm March 2, 2021
In December, Highmark Health announced a six-year collaboration with Google Cloud that the companies said would lay down the infrastructure of the integrated delivery network's data-driven Living Health Dynamic Platform. Today, the organizations unveiled plans to get Verily and its Onduo chronic care subsidiary in on the action as well. Through another six-year partnership, the partners will work...
An image of Amwell's new in-room telehealth kit
By  Dave Muoio 03:00 pm February 18, 2021
A facelift for hospital room TVs. Amwell announced today a new tech addition to the company's hospital-focused telehealth product. Specifically, the company's Hospital TV 100 kit transforms a hospital room's existing television into a two-way video conversation with virtual providers – an approach that Amwell said will allow hospitals to leverage their existing infrastructure to scale their...
AI, machine learning

Credit: PatchAi

By  Tammy Lovell 07:51 am February 16, 2021
Italian startup PatchAi has joined forces with pharma giant Roche to launch a digital solution for patients affected by oncological diseases. PatchAi for Smart Health Companion (SHC) embeds a virtual assistant which engages patients through empathic conversations using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Following a pilot of the platform in July last year, it is now available to...
Person signs document
By  Dave Muoio 11:59 am February 9, 2021
Nuance Communications, the Boston-based maker of various conversational artificial intelligence tools for healthcare, announced yesterday that it has acquired Saykara, a Seattle startup that specializes in mobile AI clinical documentation. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Saykara's lead product is an AI assistant named Kara. During an in-person or virtual visit, doctors can use Kara to...
COVID-19 Severity Calculator logo
By  Dave Muoio 03:12 pm January 28, 2021
23andMe's new COVID-19 resource. Consumer genomics company 23andMe has released a new interactive tool that allows users to see how various health factors could impact the risk of COVID-19 hospitalization. The COVID-19 Severity Calculator pulls data from the company's COVID-19 study, which included 10,000 participants diagnosed with the disease and 750 who were hospitalized. 23andMe warned that...
Infermedica, telemedicine

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By  Sara Mageit 07:37 am January 26, 2021
One of Poland's largest private healthcare providers, PZU Zdrowie is using AI-driven healthcare startup, Infemedica's AI-enabled Call Centre Triage solution to provide patients with more streamlined healthcare advice. In 2019, the organisation handled 2.4 million patient calls, with 15,000 coming on a single day. Building on a three-year partnership, Infermedica’s solutions will implement...
digital health predictions
By  Sara Mageit 06:40 am January 14, 2021
With a new coronavirus variant afoot and an uncertain 12 months ahead, MobiHealthNews has compiled 2021 predictions on the key themes that will affect the digital health industry during a potentially turbulent year. We hear from a range of EMEA-based health and tech leaders on the continued efforts to close the health equity gap, the growth of self-care apps, VR technology, employer technology...
By  Dave Muoio 11:03 am January 6, 2021
Israeli researchers have recently detailed a new machine learning-based COVID-19 model that predicts a positive diagnosis from symptoms and – notably – is designed to be implemented among the general population. Published in npj Digital Medicine, the tool was developed and tested on roughly 100,000 reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing records recorded from Israeli...

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By  MobiHealthNews 10:15 am December 22, 2020
Considering the size and scope of Alphabet, it should be little surprise that the company and its subsidiaries (Google, Google Cloud and Verily, to name a few) have become deeply ingrained in the healthcare ecosystem over the last several years. The tech giant maintained the momentum in 2020 with efforts focused on artificial intelligence, data flow and digital clinical research – and also sought...

Credit: Babyl Rwanda

By  Tammy Lovell 11:13 am December 15, 2020
Babylon is supporting the government of Rwanda in a project to digitise its healthcare system and reduce the burden on over-stretched health centres.  As part of a project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the British health tech firm has developed a series of triage tools to digitally-enable public health centres through its Babyl Rwanda subsidiary. The tools analyse symptoms to...