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By  Dave Muoio 03:07 pm March 17, 2021
AI isn't ready for COVID-19 prime time. A systematic review of published this week in nature machine intelligence warns that new models using machine learning to review chest radiographs and chest computed tomographies for COVID-19 have major methodical deficiencies or underlying biases. Among the 62 published or pre-print papers outlining these approaches, the authors wrote that not a single one...
By  Dave Muoio 12:13 pm March 15, 2021
insitro, an artificial intelligence drug discovery startup, has added a $400 million Series C round to its already impressive fundraising haul. The financing is set to close during the first full week of April, according to the company. Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board led the raise, which also included a laundry list of participants. These names include: Andreessen Horowitz, funds and...
AI, machine learning

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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...
Screen examples of the features on three smartphones
By  Dave Muoio 11:00 am February 4, 2021
Google Health has announced a new wellness feature coming to its Google Fit mobile app that uses machine learning to give users heart rate and respiratory rate readings without the need for any hardware other than their smartphone's camera. The two tools are slated to launch for all Pixel devices in the next month, and will come to additional Android devices running version 6 within the months to...
An image of the AutoML Entity Extraction for Healthcare tool
By  Dave Muoio 01:55 pm November 11, 2020
Google Cloud pulled back the curtain yesterday on two artificial intelligence tools designed to help healthcare and life science organizations scan and analyze large volumes of unstructured text, the Healthcare Natural Language API and AutoML Entity Extraction for Healthcare. The first of these two offerings looks to automatically extract common trends or other insights from medical records notes...
A deal being signed
By  Dave Muoio 12:16 pm November 10, 2020
Yesterday Centene Corporation, a managed care enterprise, announced its plans to acquire unstructured patient data analytics company Apixio. The artificial intelligence company will operate independently underneath Centene's Health Care Enterprises group, according to the announcement. The deal is expected to close before the end of the year. The companies did not disclose any other terms of the...
A patient uses a smartphone screening test to analyze stroke-like symptoms she's experiencing.

A patient at Houston Methodist Hospital, participates in a smartphone screening test to analyze stroke-like symptoms she's experiencing. Photo credit: Houston Methodist Hospital.

By  Dave Muoio 03:14 pm October 26, 2020
Researchers from Penn State University and Houston Methodist Hospital recently outlined their work on a machine learning tool that uses a smartphone camera to quickly gauge facial movements for sign of a stroke. The tool – which was presented as a virtual poster at this month's International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention – relies on computational facial...
Pharma, machine learning, medical devices

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By  Rachel McArthur 11:20 am October 22, 2020
A new platform aimed at streamlining clinical trials in order to lower costs – and increase the efficiency and success rate of a drug or the development of a medical device – has been unveiled by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). The yet-to-be-named programme reportedly “leverages machine learning to optimise a clinical trial’s chances of success” through the analysis of factors including...
By  Dave Muoio 03:05 pm October 6, 2020
The FDA has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to a clinical decision support (CDS) tool that predicts when an adult patient admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 is at risk of further complications. Developed by Oakland, California-based diagnostic algorithm developer Dascena, the COViage Hemodynamic Instability and Respiratory Decompensation Prediction System reviews demographic and...
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...