machine learning

By Dave Muoio April 30, 2018
Fitbit and Google have entered a partnership focused on better leveraging wearables and cloud-based technologies for digital health, the companies announced this morning. The effort will be largely focused on refining EHRs to give medical practitioners a comprehensive look into a patient’s health during treatment, according to a statement from Fitbit. “Over the past decade, we have built an...
By Dave Muoio April 27, 2018
Good omens for Good Doctor. Ping An Good Doctor, China’s largest online healthcare platform, has priced its initial public offering at $1.12 billion (8.77 billion Hong Kong dollars), according to the South China Morning Post. This flotation, the largest in Hong Kong of the year, was overbought 653 times by retail investors, making it Hong Kong’s most sought after IPO in nearly a decade. The...
By Dave Muoio April 20, 2018
Data published in Scientific Reports describes an algorithm that allows users to measure a patient’s pulse wave velocity using the camera on a smartphone. According to University of Southern California researchers, the approach would allow for cheaper and more convenient screening for arterial stiffening, which can increase blood and pulse press and has been associated with non-cardiovascular...
By Dave Muoio March 28, 2018
Patient engagement software company Relatient has launched MDpay, a patient-facing payment web and mobile platform. The service accepts all major credit or debit cards as well as Apple and Google Pay, and includes an integrated dashboard for billing managers, easy-to-respond electronic statements that don’t require a user account, and other accommodations. "We're proud to offer the ambulatory...
By Dave Muoio March 7, 2018
Teams looking to AI and machine learning as a solution to their system’s problems should be reminded that the technologies are not a magic bullet, Leonard D’Avolio, cofounder of Cyft and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital, said on Monday at HIMSS18.   In fact, he said, the success of these technologies within the industry will dependent on focused...
By Dave Muoio March 6, 2018
A trio of presenters at HIMSS 2018 shared data from practical machine learning and AI-focused studies that demonstrate how the technologies could reduce costs and improve patients’ outcomes.  These studies, conducted by teams at the Grady Health System, Kaiser Permanente, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, primarily focused on flagging adult and pediatric patients whose EHRs...
By Dave Muoio February 6, 2018
In-vitro fertilization-focused machine learning company Univfy has raised $6 million in Series A funding, according to a statement released today. The funding round was led by venture firm Rethink Impact, and will be used to scale operations. "We firmly believe that Univfy is poised to transform and dramatically expand the [in-vitro fertilization (IVF)] space,” Heidi Patel, partner at Rethink...
By Jonah Comstock October 30, 2017
London and Berlin-based, AI-powered health app maker Ada Health has raised $47 million (40 million euro) in a funding round led by global investment group Access Industries. June Fund, Cumberland VC, and entrepreneur William Tunstall-Pedoe also contributed along with existing investors. Ada Health officially launched its app back in April after a soft launch in late 2016 and six years of research...
By Jonah Comstock October 18, 2017
Health analytics company BaseHealth has raised $8.5 million is Series C funding. HBM Healthcare Investments contributed $2.5 million to the round. Other investors were not disclosed. According to Crunchbase, this round brings BaseHealth's total funding to $17.5 million. BaseHealth offers a population health tool that combines access to a wide, disparate swath of health data with an analytics...
By Jonah Comstock October 13, 2017
Day 1 of last week’s Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California was a Provider Symposium, where innovation personnel at some of the nation’s large and notable health systems came together to speak about their experiences around innovation, big data, and patient engagement, among other topics. Data isn’t enough: Machine learning, big data, and interoperability One theme that emerged from...