AI, Data, and Analytics

By  Jessica Zeaske 10:13 am January 22, 2021
With the use of digital health products and services in overdrive, veteran investors and newcomers alike are lining up to fund new ventures, including those that involve the lifeblood of the healthcare industry: data. While new investors are bullish about a digital health sector that – so far – seems to have no ceiling, those of us who were backing data companies through the 2001 recession, the...
Experts at CES 2021 discuss how to overcome the barrier for trust in something that is hard to understand and visualize.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:40 pm January 12, 2021
By this point in time, artificial intelligence and machine learning are deployed by healthcare organizations for almost every aspect of the care journey. From clinical decision-making support to automating the revenue cycle, AI has become an integral tool in healthcare. A problem remains in how clinicians, staff and patients can trust something that they can’t see and oftentimes don’t understand...
Virti, COVID-19, AI, workforce, medical training, NHS

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By  Sophie Porter 12:58 am December 10, 2020
Virti has released a new AI-powered “virtual patient” in an effort to aid remote clinical training for medics and trainees across the NHS and throughout hospitals in the US. The technology, which has been named one of TIME’s best inventions of 2020, creates a realistic patient profile for interactive role-play scenarios to help users develop soft skills remotely.  WHY IT MATTERS  With in-person...
Qure.ai, AstraZeneca

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By  Sara Mageit 09:53 am December 8, 2020
Global biopharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca has announced a partnership through its Emerging Markets Health Innovation Hubs programme, with India-based AI solution provider, Qure.ai. The partnership aims to to integrate AI solutions for the early detection of lung cancer in patients across AstraZeneca’s Emerging Markets regions, covering Latin America, Asia and the Middle East & Africa. WHY...
Infermedica, AI, Specialist Recommender

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By  Sara Mageit 09:25 am December 7, 2020
Poland-based AI platform for preliminary diagnosis, Infermedica has announced the launch of its new feature, Specialist Recommender. The platform was developed over six months, in response to clients’ requests to provide patients with more tailored advice in addition to initial triaging suggestions. The function enables healthcare and insurance providers to provide patients with a recommendation...
The platform offers end-to-end data management software solutions for the collection, analysis, visualization and archiving of ICU clinical data.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:41 am December 3, 2020
Etiometry has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to add enhancements to its clinical decision support platform for the intensive care environment. Its platform offers end-to-end data management software solutions for the collection, analysis, visualization and archiving of ICU clinical data. With its T3 Data Aggregation and Visualization software, clinicians get...
HIMSS’ Machine Learning & AI for Healthcare

Health correspondent Kate Miliken and Dinesh Divakaran talk at HIMSS’ Machine Learning & AI for Healthcare conference. 

By  Laura Lovett 01:49 pm December 2, 2020
Within the last decade we’ve seen an uptick in collaboration efforts between academic medical centers (AMC) and digital health companies. However, navigating AMC’s complex ecosystems is often a challenge for potential partners. “AMCs are different than hospitals. They have a triple mission of clinical care, medical research and health education. But they also are increasingly collaborative. They...
Startup Kheiron Medical Technologies, COVID-19 cancer screening

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By  Tammy Lovell 01:50 am December 2, 2020
A clinical trial found that artificial intelligence (AI) breast screening solution, Mia, could assist radiologists with cancer detection in mammograms. The study by British machine learning startup Kheiron Medical Technologies indicated that using its Mia solution alongside a human radiologist did not make a significant impact on the performance of breast cancer screening services.   In Europe,...
By  Dave Muoio 01:24 pm December 1, 2020
Alphabet subsidiary DeepMind has cracked a decades-old protein-folding challenge with an artificial intelligence system that could eventually help identify new treatments for diseases, among other nonmedical uses. "We have been stuck on this one problem – how do proteins fold up? – for nearly 50 years," John Moult, cofounder and chair of the Critical Assessment of protein Structure Prediction (...
Patient sitting on a chair in a hospital
By  Laura Lovett 02:09 pm November 11, 2020
The state of Ohio is aiming to speed up the process of matching patients with behavioral needs to inpatient psychiatric facilities with beds available through an online platform.  The state’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is rolling out a new online psychiatric bed registry, dubbed Behavioral Health Connection or B-Con, which was developed to give clinicians a real-time view...