automation

By Dave Muoio 03:38 pm August 10, 2020
Lumeon, a Boston- and London-based care-management-automation startup, has announced $30 million in new Series D funding. Optum Ventures and Endeavour Vision co-led the raise, which also included LSP, MTIP, IPF Partners, Gilde and Amadeus Capital Partners. WHAT IT DOES Lumeon's primary offering is its EHR-integrated Care Pathway Management platform. The tool incorporates clinical and...
By Dave Muoio 02:55 pm April 27, 2020
Implementation of either an automated or semi-automated deep learning system for diabetic retinopathy screening could lead to cost savings at the health-system level, according to an economic analysis modeling study recently published in The Lancet Digital Health. Backed by Singapore's Ministry of Health, the investigation looked at data from a national diabetic retinopathy screening program...
By Dave Muoio 04:18 pm April 8, 2020
Healthcare may be bracing for a major shortage of providers and services in the coming years, but even now the industry is straining to meet an ever-growing demand for personalized, patient-friendly care. Artificial intelligence has often been touted as the panacea for this challenge, with many pointing to finance, retail and other industries that have embraced automation. But the consumerism...
By Dave Muoio 03:01 pm March 31, 2020
Olive, an artificial intelligence company tackling healthcare administration tasks, has closed $51 million in a funding round led by General Catalyst. Also participating in the raise were the company's existing backers Drive Capital, Oak HC/FT, Ascension Ventures and other unnamed investors. WHAT THEY DO Olive's "AI Workforce" is designed to automate a selection of tedious, high-volume...
By Dave Muoio 03:28 pm February 17, 2020
Healthcare data company Innovaccer announced last week $70 million in new Series C funding raised from Steadview Capital, Tiger Global, Dragoneer, Westbridge, Mubadala and Microsoft’s M12. WHAT THEY DO By using artificial intelligence and data analytics, Innovaccer’s products handle a slew of processes for healthcare organizations. Among offerings are InCare, which automatically unifies...
By Laura Lovett 11:24 am March 20, 2019
Healthy looks a little bit different on everyone. We vary in what foods are best for our health, the shape of our bodies and even our natural abnormalities. These variances can make personalizing medicine difficult.  But artificial intelligence and new technologies could not only help personalize medicine, they also have the potential to help prevent mistakes, according to Dr. Eric Topol, founder...
By Dave Muoio 04:07 pm November 15, 2018
Every day sees strides across the field of artificial intelligence, and healthcare is just one of the many industries looking to smart automation as a means to reduce burden and improve results. The last year in particular has brought a wealth of new healthcare focused software tools to the forefront, and as such has ignited debate on how these algorithms are being reviewed and regulated by the...
By Jonah Comstock 03:20 pm June 28, 2016
Accenture held a webcast today diving into five trends the consulting firm has identified as major driving forces right now in digital health. Report author and Senior Global Managing Director for Accenture Health Dr. Kaveh Safavi was joined by health economist and blogger Jane Sarasohn-Kahn to discuss the five trends. The first trend, "Intelligent Automation", covers a range of tools that...