Omkar Kulkarni, CIO at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Omkar Kulkarni, CIO at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, will be speaking at the Health 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara Sept. 16.

By Dave Muoio 01:25 pm August 23, 2018
From digital therapeutics to virtual care and artificial intelligence, there are a number of novel advancements in healthcare technology offering providers an opportunity to revamp care for the better. But talking about healthcare innovation is easy — it’s the deployment and adoption that often trips up larger healthcare providers. Omkar Kulkarni, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ recently...
​Robotic technology used to smooth the distribution process.

Robotic technology used to smooth the distribution process at the new pharmacy; source: Now Healthcare Group

By Leontina Postelnicu 02:55 pm August 17, 2018
Now Healthcare Group has set its sights on global expansion after opening a £1.5m tele-pharmacy that will create 30 new jobs in Liverpool. The new ‘super-hub’, which uses robotic technology to streamline the distribution process, is reportedly set to dispense around half a million prescriptions every month, providing support for people living with chronic conditions through the AI-powered Now...
Patient using a phone app to manage prescription
By Leontina Postelnicu 04:15 pm August 16, 2018
Cambridge, England-based health tech company Healthera has raised $3.8 million (£3 million) in a Series A funding round led by Accelerated Digital Ventures, with participation from Cambridge Enterprise and Future Care Capital, to accelerate its expansion across the UK and ‘triple the size of [its] commercial force’, according to Managing Director Martin Hao. Healthera’s solution, already listed...
Nick Hopkinson
By Nick Hopkinson 10:12 am August 6, 2018
The stated mission of Babylon is global and ambitious, “to put an accessible and affordable health service in the hands of every person on earth”. They seem to be making good progress. Already 30% of the population of Rwanda, over 2 million people, have accessed their app-based primary care services and a recent deal with Chinese firm Tencent puts Babylon’s AI into the hands of the one billion...
Brain illustration.
By Leontina Postelnicu 12:29 pm July 18, 2018
London-based health tech start-up Digital Surgery has announced this week that it has developed and demonstrated an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system to guide surgical teams in the operating room (OR). The innovation is said to be paving the way for how AI and associated technologies will help clinicians deliver ‘safer surgeries’ in the future, according to Dr Jean Nehme, Digital Surgery CEO....
Executives meeting.
By Leontina Postelnicu 02:45 pm July 16, 2018
During the next three years, £37.5m will be invested in a new Digital Innovation Hub programme aiming to unlock the value of health data resources in an effort to address Britain's 'biggest health challenges'. The vision for the ‘industry friendly’ hubs connecting data from GP practices, hospitals, social and community care, along with genetic, biomedical and other datasets, covering regions of...
Adrian Zai, director of research at Partners HealthCare, talks about healthcare innovation at Big Data Forum
By HIMSS TV 03:40 pm July 9, 2018
Adrian Zai, director of research at Partners HealthCare, says healthcare organizations should start by identifying the innovation already taking place and then forge plans to adopt cutting-edge approaches.
By Jonah Comstock 04:43 pm June 27, 2018
At Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the approach to fostering internal and external innovation is deliberate, thought out, and informed by years of experience. At HXD 2018 in Cambridge yesterday, Julia Jackson, managing director of Massachusetts General’s Healthcare Transformation Lab and Josie Elias, program manager for Brigham’s Digital Health...
A model of the proposed facility
By Leontina Postelnicu 12:29 pm June 19, 2018
A ground-breaking facility that will harness Artificial Intelligence to develop new drugs for clinical testing within weeks is to be opened through investment from the new £103m Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI). Funded by the government through UK Research and Innovation, the RFI will use advanced technologies such as AI and robotics to transform the drug discovery process and create new...
Indu Subaiya, co-founder of Health 2.0 talks about start-up community and European hospital IT leaders at HIMSS Europe
By HIMSS TV 01:31 pm June 18, 2018
Indu Subaiya, co-founder of Health 2.0 and executive vice president at HIMSS, discusses the value in bridging the gap between the start-up community and European hospital IT leaders.   */ Focus on Innovation In September, we take a deep dive into the cutting-edge development and disruption of healthcare innovation.