February 9, 2021
Nuance Communications, the Boston-based maker of various conversational artificial intelligence tools for healthcare, announced yesterday that it has acquired Saykara, a Seattle startup that specializes in mobile AI clinical documentation. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Saykara's lead product is an AI assistant named Kara. During an in-person or virtual visit, doctors can use Kara to...
March 22, 2017
ResMed, maker of devices and software to improve sleep and chronic respiratory conditions, has teamed up with Adaptive Sound Technologies to offer the sound machine through its portfolio of sleep technology products.
“With a leading global position in sleep technology and proven track record of offering innovative products and solutions to improve the health and quality of life, ResMed is...
July 28, 2016
An undisclosed company has acquired San Mateo, California-based Gamgee, a digital health startup that has done business as 22otters. Both the Gamgee and 22otters website inform visitors about the acquisition but reveal no additional details.
With investors that include Khosla Ventures and Nuance Communications, Gamgee developed apps that help patients with at-home, pre-op and post-op care.
August 31, 2015
Millennials are more likely than baby boomers to crowdsource their choice of physician, both online and in-person with friends, according to a new 3,000-person survey from Nuance.
"We know a huge number of patients today are looking up symptoms and health information online, so it’s just a matter of time until they shop for physicians and communicate grievances that way, too,” Dr. Tony Oliva, ...
July 21, 2015
Dr. Nick Terheyden
Last week San Francisco public radio KQED's publication Future of You posted a must-read report on the growing trend of California medical school graduates joining digital health startups instead of continuing their training and pursuing residency programs.
The report was anchored with data from physician network Doximity, which found that medical students from Stanford and...
March 30, 2015
A new survey conducted by voice recognition software company Nuance Communications shows that patients don't have a problem with their doctors using technology during visits, as long as technology doesn't get in the way of a meaningful interaction with their physician.
Nuance surveyed 3,000 patients in three countries: the United States, the UK and Germany. They found that 97 percent of patients...
April 17, 2013
A start-up from Orange Silicon Valley, the San Francisco development center of France Telecom-Orange, is preparing to launch a platform that combines wireless home monitoring, augmented reality, speech controls and motion capture to help patients manage chronic diseases and prevent hospital readmissions.
The platform, called Sense.ly, uses gesture capture based on Microsoft's Kinect as well as a...
February 9, 2012
UPMC's Dr. Andrew Watson
The long-awaited boom in home-based, wireless health monitoring devices might happen sooner rather than later. In fact, Dr. Andrew Watson, medical director of the UPMC Center for Connected Medicine in Pittsburgh, believes that it will start in the next six to 12 months.
"Right now, the devices are so close," Watson says. And the biggest driver will be cost avoidance,...