AI, Data, and Analytics

By Dean Koh 02:25 am July 3, 2020
South Korea-based medical AI solutions development company VUNO announced on last month that it signed a license agreement with M3, one of Sony's subsidiaries, to distribute its AI solutions in the Japanese market.  This agreement allows VUNO to strategically approach and make inroads into the conservative Japanese medical market, harnessing M3’s sizable body of data. M3 is Japan’s largest...

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By Ahmed El Sherif 08:22 am June 25, 2020
Etihad Airways has launched a COVID-19 risk assessment tool that will “empower guests to make informed decisions about travelling,” it announced in a statement. The national airline of the United Arab Emirates partnered with Vienna-based healthcare technology company Medicus AI to provide this offering. The tool works by guiding would-be Etihad travellers through a 22-question assessment that’s...

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By Tammy Lovell 04:22 am June 23, 2020
Israeli healthcare artificial intelligence (AI) startup, Agamon has announced a $3 million seed round, led by MMC Ventures, with the participation of InHealth Ventures, Seedcamp, and Bayer G4A. WHAT THEY DO Agamon’s AI software uses a natural language understanding solution to structure clinical texts so that hospital computers can read doctors’ unique language. This transforms medical text into...
By Dean Koh 03:39 am June 8, 2020
Singapore-based DocDoc, a virtual network of physicians and hospitals supporting patients to find quality medical care in Asia, today announced a partnership with Kaitaiming Technology (KTM) to expand its reach into China. KTM is an insurance risk control company founded in May 2015 in Beijing, China and focuses on combining insurance expertise with information technology, big data and AI. The...

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By Tammy Lovell 09:53 am May 21, 2020
Oxford University spin-out Navenio has announced £9m in Series A funding for its efficiency-boosting location technology. The funding round was led by QBN Capital and includes G.K. Goh, Hostplus, Big Pi Ventures, Oxford Investment Consultants, as well as existing investors like Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI), IP Group plc and the University of Oxford. WHAT THEY DO Navenio provides...
By Dave Muoio 02:56 pm May 14, 2020
Artificial intelligence is knocking on the healthcare industry's doors. From computation-driven R&D for new drugs, to objective image analysis, to mass-scale disease screening and diagnosis, more and more instances of the technology are pitching solutions to some of the industry's most pressing challenges. Regulators once stood as the primary hurdle for AI and associated technologies like...
By Dave Muoio 03:57 pm May 11, 2020
Senate Republicans introduced a new bill during the tail end of last week that seeks to increase transparency and ownership of personal health, geolocation, proximity and other related data collected by digital devices or systems during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The so-called COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act was introduced by Sen. Roger Wicker R-Miss.; Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.;...
By Dean Koh 01:40 am April 28, 2020
According to a recent statement by Australia’s Health Minister Greg Hunt, the newly launched COVIDSafe contact tracing app in the country has seen more than 2 million downloads, just over 24 hours since the app was available for registration on 26 April. The COVIDSafe resource website explains that the smartphone-based app helps state and territory health officials to quickly contact people who...
By Dean Koh 11:56 pm April 23, 2020
Mumbai-based healthcare AI startup Qure.ai announced that it has deployed its advanced diagnostic software at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, UK. The tool automates the interpretation of COVID-19 proliferation from chest X-rays, making it easier for healthcare professionals to monitor the extent and rate of progression of the viral infection. Bolton NHS Foundation Trust provides patient care at...

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By Sophie Porter 08:16 am April 14, 2020
NHS Digital have reached an agreement with Isosec to accelerate the funding and deployment of their Virtual Smartcards across NHS organisations that need them. The enhanced availability of the smartcards, a form of clinician authentication, will help NHS workers to remain connected and able to work securely and efficiently throughout the COVID-19 crisis. WHY IT MATTERS Access to Virtual...