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...
May 29, 2019
Even as Amazon ramps up its marketing efforts for PillPack, potential competitor Blink Health is hoping to get ahead with the announcement of three new hires — from Amazon.
Bharath Chinamanthur, Blink’s new EVP of engineering and operations, spent 11 years in leadership roles at Amazon. Christopher Plambeck, who joins as SVP of data sciences and monetization, spent five years at Amazon and...
March 13, 2019
OOVA, a Mount Sinai Health System spinoff focused on fertility and women’s health, has raised $1 million in a seed round led by Special Situations Life Sciences Innovation Fund, with additional contributions from Company Ventures and angel investors. This is the first funding round for the company, not counting an initial friends and family investment.
What they do
The company’s first product,...
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September 5, 2018
Rx.Health — a Mount Sinai Health System spinoff that has built an app prescription platform for enterprises — has raised $1.8 million in seed funding. According to a statement, the investment will help the company pursue new clients and support the launch of its digital therapeutics and patient engagement tool, Bulk Prescription.
"We've seen a tremendous increase in the demand for our services...
March 15, 2018
Fitbit’s latest board member is Matthew Bromberg, COO of mobile and social media videogame company Zynga and former executive at games publisher Electronic Arts. Fitbit will be leveraging Bromberg’s entertainment background as it looks to increase consumer engagement across its devices, according to the company.
“At Fitbit, we are focused on encouraging lasting behavior change that can lead to...
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...
March 15, 2017
When Salesforce, already a powerhouse in customer support systems, entered the healthcare space in 2015, the company's scale and experience held a lot of promise for tackling large-scale population health challenges. Now, in a collaboration with Mount Sinai Health System in New York, Salesforce will help manage population data on more than 350,000 Medicaid beneficiaries.
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November 16, 2016
Mount Sinai Health System’s patient services app, which was developed with BioTime subsidiary LifeMap Solutions, is now available to Android users.
The app, MountSinaiNY, initially launched to iOS only in June, and offers patients a mobile portal to find centralized information and services. Patients can use the app to find doctors and facility locations, pay bills online, access the provider’s...
November 3, 2016
Mount Sinai Health System in New York has launched an enterprise-wide platform for doctors to prescribe mobile health apps directly to patients.
Developed by researchers at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, the RxUniverse features a curated list of apps – pulled from the thousands of health apps available to consumers today – that have already been evaluated for their efficacy based on...
October 10, 2016
Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City has agreed to work with startup Kaigo Health to provide its patients with an app that combines personal health coaching, chronic disease management, and telehealth. Mount Sinai will roll out the technology for patients in its OB-GYN, maternal health, cancer and urology departments to begin with, with other parts of the hospital to follow.
Kaigo Health hires...