June 8, 2017
Novartis and IBM Watson are working together on a new initiative to improve cancer care. In what the pharmaceutical company called a “first-of-its-kind collaboration, the two will use IBM Watson’s cognitive computing tools to leverage Novartis’s portfolio of breast cancer compounds and real-world patient data. The goal is to use data analytics and machine learning to determine which combinations...
May 31, 2017
Mayo Clinic announced a five-year research and development collaboration with medical products company Baxter International. Focusing initially on kidney disease, the stated goal of the project is to “advance new technologies and therapies that transform patient care” especially “in areas where breakthrough treatment options can be introduced and innovation can drive access to high-quality care...
May 12, 2017
Virtual medical assistant company Sensely is collaborating with the Mayo Clinic to ascertain how to leverage patient engagement and chronic disease monitoring technology. The partnership will blend the Mayo Clinic’s triage algorithms and clinical expertise with Sensely’s patient engagement platform in hopes of assessing and predicting which resources can be best used at the right time to help...
April 27, 2017
Epic will embed authoritative health information from Mayo Clinic in its MyChart and MyChart Bedside portals, aiming to give patients the opportunity to put their healthcare into context.
Mayo Clinic medical experts routinely review and update the evidence-based content – articles, videos, slideshows, Q&As and more – with new material, provided in English and Spanish, which is added weekly....
March 16, 2017
Smartphone ECG company AliveCor announced $30 million in new funding today, led by the Mayo Clinic and Omron Healthcare. At the same time, the company launched Kardia Pro, its first provider-facing offering, which uses AI to give cardiologists only the relevant information about their patient's ECGs.
"When we’ve talked to doctors in the past who’ve recommended our device .. and we said 'What do...
December 7, 2016
Connected medical devices do pose security risks, but the nightmare scenario of a hacked pacemaker being used for an assassination is not top-of-mind for the executives in charge of security at major health systems. At the HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum yesterday, executives from the Mayo Clinic, UPMC, and Partners Healthcare discussed medical device security on a panel moderated by Healthcare...
November 14, 2016
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic believe that there may be a relationship between voice characteristics and heart disease, meaning that doctors might someday use voice-analyzing software as a non-invasive, complementary diagnostic tool.
Today, the Mayo Clinic released results of a study carried out with Beyond Verbal, an Israel-based voice analytics company, that used a smartphone app to measure...
November 3, 2016
Electronic health record vendor drchrono released a new version of its software for larger medical practices and provider groups. The company also said it has built the RCM Pro service to optimize workflow of coders, billers and billing managers.
The updated EHR platform is targeted for larger medical practices that need to retire legacy EMR systems and upgrade to cloud-based technology, real-...
October 28, 2016
San Jose-based Vocera Communications, which offers communications services for hospitals and health systems, has acquired fellow clinical communications company Extension Healthcare for $55 million in an all-cash transaction.The acquisition combines the complementary technology of both companies, creating a mobile communication and collaboration platform within a single system from a single...
October 28, 2016
Mountain View, California-based AliveCor, which makes an FDA-cleared mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) device and companion app collectively called Kardia Mobile, has released new features that make it easier to integrate weight, activity, and blood pressure readings via Apple Health or Google Fit.
The added features built on Kardia Mobile’s existing monitoring capabilities for atrial fibrillation,...