October 29, 2020
This morning Israeli "Digital X-ray" company Nanox announced a new deal with medical data and image management firm Ambra Health. The agreement will see Ambra's cloud software integrated with the digital component of Nanox's in-development imaging systems, and according to the companies will streamline image management while making it easier to access for providers and patients.
"It is our intent...
October 22, 2020
Searching for outbreaks. The long and sometimes muddled tradition of predicting outbreak hot spots by analyzing search engine activity has continued into the COVID-19 era, with Mayo Clinic researchers publishing new findings that suggest strong correlations between certain keywords and case reports. In reviewing data from Jan. 22 to April 6, "face mask," "Lysol" and "COVID stimulus check" had the...
September 30, 2020
A research programme led by US-based non-profit medical centre Mayo Clinic and UK health tech firm Ultromics will apply AI to forecast heart failure.
The team will use AI analysis of ultrasound heart scans to identify the markers of heart failure and alert doctors to potential heart failure.
WHY IT MATTERS
The aim is to develop a diagnostic and predictive tool that can reduce misdiagnosis and...
September 28, 2020
A new review of Apple Watch-related presentations suggests that the device's abnormal pulse detection feature may be fueling unnecessary healthcare utilization.
"The observation that new clinically actionable cardiovascular diagnoses of interest were diagnosed in only 11.4% of patients following medical evaluation as directed by the treating provider suggests a high false positive rate as a...
June 17, 2020
On Monday Ultromics, maker of an AI-supported cardiac-decision-support tool, scored $10 million in funding. Oxford Sciences Innovation led the round with participation from Mayo Clinic.
This comes just two years after the startup scored £10m in a Series A round also led by Oxford Sciences Innovation.
WHAT THEY DO
Founded in 2017, this Oxford University spinout is currently focused on creating...
February 18, 2020
Lumeon, a digital health startup that employs automation to help with operational functions, has inked a deal with the Mayo Clinic. As part of the deal, the Mayo Clinic’s library of clinical insights will be integrated into Lumeon’s Care Pathway Management Platform.
“Mayo Clinic is not only one of the most prestigious health systems in the world, but they have also been an early adopter of...
January 27, 2020
Getting the right specialty care to patients in rural areas has historically posed major challenges for the healthcare industry.
However, a new study published by the Open Forum Infectious Diseases found that when hospitals tapped infectious disease specialists via an electronic, asynchronous tool, patients fared better and had fewer hospital readmissions than their counterparts that did not...
January 9, 2020
Digital chronic care management company Livongo and health kiosk startup Higi have teamed up for a new program that will bring a Livongo-branded on-stage program to nearly 500 retail pharmacies in Michigan, the companies announced today. Through these and other channels, consumers will be able to measure indicators of chronic disease, enroll in Livongo programs, participate in health surveys and...
January 2, 2020
Healthcare is full of tensions. For security professionals at innovative health systems, one tension that can be hard to navigate is the pull between innovation and caution, a topic several experts discussed last month at the Healthcare Security Forum in Boston.
“The job of the CISO is to say no, to look at risk,” John Halamka, president of the Mayo Clinic Platform, said at the event. “I had a...
December 4, 2019
Dr. John Halamka, a longtime CIO, executive director and professor tied to Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, will be joining the Mayo Clinic on January 1 as the new president of its Mayo Clinic Platform — a digital health project that will deploy “artificial intelligence, the internet of things and an ecosystem of partners,” he wrote in a blog post announcing the move....