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(L to R) Dr. Anthony Chang, David King, Matt Menning, Dr. Steven Lane, and Dr. Eric Louie

(L to R) Dr. Anthony Chang, David King, Matt Menning, Dr. Steven Lane, and Dr. Eric Louie speak on a panel at Health 2.0.

By Jonah Comstock September 21, 2018
Big data, machine learning, and interoperability are all topics we’ve been hearing about for many years in health tech. But in fact these banner ideas are deeply intertwined with one another. Machine learning requires a certain amount and type of big data — and interoperability plays a large role in whether or not researchers can gain access to the data they need to train models effectively. At a...
The three finalists of the RWJF's AI Challenge pose together on stage at Health 2.0
By Dave Muoio September 19, 2018
The victors of two Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) pitch competitions were recently announced following a live judging session held at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara, California. There, judges named Buoy Health’s chatbot for patient health education the winner of RWJF’s AI Challenge, while social addiction support platform Sober Grid claimed first prize in the organization’s Opioid Challenge....
By Leontina Postelnicu September 14, 2018
Babylon has announced that it is investing $100 million (75 million pounds) to double its London team of scientists and engineers, expand its capabilities, and apply artificial intelligence to assist with management of chronic diseases. Babylon CEO and founder Dr. Ali Parsa said the investment was a "strategic catalyst in helping to support and foster the necessary R&D ecosystem for Britain...
By Dave Muoio September 11, 2018
A hybrid system combining artificial intelligence with live human specialists was able to more  effective diagnose pneumonia from chest X-rays than a previously validated automatic diagnostic algorithm, according to data presented this week at the 2018 SIIM Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging. The study, conducted by researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine and...
By Dave Muoio September 11, 2018
Mountain View, California-based AliveCor announced yesterday that its KardiaK Software Platform has been granted Breakthrough Device designation by the FDA. AliveCor’s software is a neural network trained to read ECG data for elevated levels of blood potassium, a condition known as hyperkalemia that affects the kidneys. Primarily diagnosed through invasive laboratory blood test, KardiaK would...
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By Dave Muoio September 11, 2018
Medopad, an app-based patient data collection and analysis platform headquarted in the UK, has acquired Silicon Valley health AI startup Sherbit in an effort to expand its reach into the US, according to an announcement released this morning. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Sherbit and Medopad have the same vision to help people be healthier and live longer,” Alex Senemar, CEO of...
By Jonah Comstock September 10, 2018
Connected Health Conference’s 2018 theme of “technology and the human element” wasn’t just chosen out of a hat, Program Chair Dr. Joseph Kvedar, told MobiHealthNews. It’s an effort to offer reassurance and a helpful reframing for those who are concerned about the pace at which technology is moving. “With all of the surge in interest, and hype on artificial intelligence, and the corresponding...
By Dave Muoio September 10, 2018
AI-enabled healthcare insights company Clarify Health Solutions announced this morning that it has closed a $57 million Series B financing round led by global investment firm KKR. According to the announcement, this new funding will primarily support growth at Clarify, which so far has worked with more than 125 systems, payers, and pharmaceuticals to deploy its software at more than 5,000...
By Laura Lovett September 6, 2018
This morning voice-powered healthcare company Notable announced that it scored $13.5 million in Series A funding in a round led by F-Prime Capital Partners and Oak HC/FT with participation from Greylock Partners and Maverick Ventures. This latest funding brings the company’s total financing to $19.3 million, according to Crunchbase.  This news comes just months after Notable launched its latest...
By Laura Lovett September 5, 2018
Mindfulness meditation app maker Headspace has just announced that it is acquiring voice-enabled AI system Alpine.AI, furthering the former's development in personalization and conversational products. The deal, which was made for an undisclosed sum, means that Alpine's team will move over to Headspace’s San Francisco office.  "Alpine.AI will help dramatically improve our voice platforms allowing...