AI, Data, and Analytics

Your.MD, Professional Record Standards Body

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By Sara Mageit 05:15 am October 21, 2020
UK digital health platform, Your.MD and the creators of Healthily have approached the Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) to help ensure that the growth of the business was not compromising the safety of their users. PRSB helps define the standards needed for high quality care records including in digital care. WHY IT MATTERS  Former chief executive at the NHS Institute for Innovation and...
GE Healthcare, data analytics, VNAs
07:55 am October 19, 2020
The world is in the middle of a data explosion. In 2010, the amount of healthcare data collected was said to be doubling every three and a half years. By now, it was projected to be doubling every 73 days.    As the volume and variety of data expands, healthcare providers need solutions that allow for analytics, collaboration and faster, more informed decision-making.   Data integration and...
Artificial intelligence, Thirona, Cystic Fibrosis
By Sara Mageit 07:10 am October 16, 2020
Dutch AI medical image analysis company, Thirona has obtained a license on a patent for the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis (CF). The patent allows Thirona to develop an AI algorithm that will analyse CT scans to identify abnormalities in the lungs, ensuring that they are identified from an early age and that a personalised treatment plan can follow. WHY IT MATTERS Worldwide, there are approximately...

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By Tammy Lovell 08:17 am October 6, 2020
US tech giant NVIDIA has announced plans to build the UK’s most powerful supercomputer, to help healthcare researchers. The Cambridge-1 supercomputer is expected to come online by the end of the year and is intended for artificial intelligence (AI) research into medical challenges, including those presented by COVID-19. Speaking at his GPU Technology Conference keynote, NVIDIA founder and CEO,...
By Mallory Hackett 12:16 pm October 1, 2020
Flagship Pioneering recently launched its latest company, Valo Health, which has a drug-discovery technology platform. Valo’s Opal Computational Platform uses machine learning, cloud computing and real-world data to assist in the drug-discovery and development process. It is currently focusing on treatments for cardiovascular diseases, neurodegeneration and cancer. The platform works by first...
By Sara Mageit 06:38 am 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...
By Dr. Liz Kwo 12:00 pm September 11, 2020
About the author: Dr. Liz Kwo is currently the staff VP of clinical data analytics at Anthem, and previously cofounded and served as CEO of telemedicine second opinion company InfiniteMD. She received an MD from Harvard Medical, an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. COVID-19 has reshaped the way humans interact with technology in...

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By Sara Mageit 01:39 am September 11, 2020
FUNDING BOOST FOR AI-BASED EPILEPSY MONITORING University spinout company Neuronostics has received funding to develop an AI-based system for more accurate diagnosis of epilepsy and to monitor response to treatment of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). The platform is called BioEp and works by creating mathematical models of the brain using segments of electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings. The...
By Rosy Matheson 10:49 am September 9, 2020
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already being used in advanced medical settings and it has multiple applications including, wearable technology, precision medicine and virtual clinics. In some cases, it can even interpret test results more accurately than physicians. While most of us are just beginning to realise the full potential of AI, some entrepreneurs are way ahead. But how can they build...

Above photo: Kaoru Sato, Director of Customer Success, will lead Prospection's operations in Japan. 

By Dean Koh 03:44 am September 2, 2020
Australia-based healthcare analytics startup Prospection has announced the opening of its Japan headquarters, and appointment of health informatics and pharmaceutical veteran Kaoru Sato to lead the company’s first global office. The new office in Tokyo will enable the startup to work closely with international pharmaceutical customers to understand and develop new treatment pathways for Japanese...