machine learning

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By Leontina Postelnicu 05:57 am November 29, 2019
As pressures on healthcare systems intensify, an increasing number of consumers are turning to the use of symptom checkers in the search for fast answers – or guidance – to any concerns that they may have. But although these tools have become popular, questions around their accuracy, and not only, are plaguing the digital health space. Last week, at Slush, Ada Health cofounder and chief medical...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 01:25 am November 22, 2019
Swiss pharma giant Novartis has announced this week two collaboration agreements with Finnish startups Popit and Precordior, unveiled at Slush, a startup event taking place in Helsinki. WHY IT MATTERS Launched in 2017, Espoo, Finland-based Popit has created a solution to improve patients’ engagement and adherence to medication. “We have a piece of hardware that we clip onto a medication blister,...
By Jeff Lagasse 02:25 pm September 26, 2019
Mednition, makers of machine learning-powered solutions for healthcare, announced Wednesday that the company has raised $10 million in a Series A round of funding led by healthcare private equity firm Concord Health Partners. Concord tapped its American Hospital Association Innovation Fund for the financing. WHAT THEY DO Burlingame, California-based Mednition was founded in 2014 to help...
By Dave Muoio 11:47 am July 29, 2019
Last week, Eko Devices announced a new service that matches ECG and heart sound recordings with clinical data to help pinpoint novel drug-data combinations. The Silicon Valley startup is pitching the platform, called Eko Home, as a resource for clinical trials targeting new therapies. The new platform is already seeing some action. According to the company, an ongoing Mayo Clinic study exploring...
By Dave Muoio 04:13 pm July 10, 2019
Clover Health, an Alphabet-backed insurtech startup serving the Medicare Advantage market, announced this morning the launch of a new subsidiary unit that will be focused on using data from its members to drive drug development. Much like its parent company uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to generate predictive health insights for its member population, Clover Therapeutics will...
By Mélisande Rouger 12:31 pm July 4, 2019
Earlier detection and advances in treatment increasingly help to treat chronic diseases and cancer in ambulatory care. While this approach has tremendously improved patients’ quality of life, it also means that they are responsible for administering their own therapy, a situation that doesn’t come free of risks. New treatment scenarios require new tools Home medication creates new challenges for...
By Dave Muoio 03:15 pm June 19, 2019
In an effort to tackle in-home cardiac arrest, University of Washington researchers have devised a novel contactless system that uses smartphones or voice-based personal assistants to identify telltale breathing patterns that accompany an attack. The proof-of-concept strategy, described in an NPJ Digital Medicine paper published this morning, involved a supervised machine learning model called a...
By Jonah Comstock 03:03 pm June 13, 2019
Artificial intelligence and machine learning can help health systems in many ways, from improving backend efficiencies to monitoring patients to streamlining imaging analysis. But even when a health system has good data sets, turning those into useful and accurate algorithms is no easy feat. On a panel at the HIMSS Machine Learning & AI for Healthcare conference in Boston today, moderated by...
By Dave Muoio 02:00 pm June 11, 2019
Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine has revealed plans for a new center for research, development and implementation of artificial intelligence for healthcare. Called the Hamilton and Amabel James Center for Artificial Intelligence and Human Health, the Manhattan site is scheduled to open its doors sometime in the later part of 2021. The school is looking to have roughly 40 principal...
By Leontina Postelnicu 07:25 am May 20, 2019
Co-op returns to the health sector. After acquiring health tech startup Dimec last year, the UK’s Co-op has unveiled a digital pharmacy offering, the first in a series of initiatives expected to be launched by its new Health business.  The app reportedly links patients to their GP surgeries and allows them to order medication that is then dispensed from their distribution centre in Lea Green,...