Quality Care

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By  Mallory Hackett 02:27 pm April 15, 2021
Clinical diagnostic company Renalytix AI has expanded its partnership with the Joslin Diabetes Center to integrate new biomarkers for kidney disease discovered by the center's researchers into the company’s KidneyIntelX platform. KidneyIntelX is an in vitro diagnostic platform that assesses the risk of adverse kidney outcomes in patients with Type 2 diabetes and early-stage kidney disease. By...

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By  Rachel McArthur 01:54 am April 15, 2021
A recently established health solutions provider has partnered with Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health to bring a “pioneering” heart surgery procedure to the Kingdom. Abdul Latif Jameel Health – which was formed in 2020 with the mission to tackle “disparity in access to modern medical care” – has launched the AVNeo (Aortic Valve Neo-cuspitization), used in surgical reconstruction of the aortic...
Two healthcare providers consulting a tablet in the operating room

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By  Mallory Hackett 02:32 pm April 12, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration has granted De Novo authorization to GI Genius, the first-of-its-kind device that uses artificial intelligence to help clinicians identify polyps in real time during colonoscopies. Manufactured by Cosmo Pharmaceuticals and distributed by Medtronic, the GI Genius software and hardware can be applied to most colonoscopy videos to assist in the detection of...
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By  Mallory Hackett 02:51 pm April 9, 2021
The Chicago-based surgical support platform ExplORer Surgical announced today it has closed a funding round worth $2.5 million. The round was led by Aphelion Capital and had support from the company’s previous backers, in addition to new investors like Sofia Fund. With the newly raised capital and the funds from its $5 million round from 2019, ExplORer has raised $11 million to date. WHAT THEY DO...
Sick person uses computer to look up symptoms.

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By  Mallory Hackett 12:48 pm April 2, 2021
When someone comes down with a new health symptom, they are typically advised not to self-diagnose using the internet. Resorting to Dr. Google could lead to inaccurate diagnosis, incorrect treatments or increased anxiety. But new research published in JAMA Network Open suggests that online investigations for health information actually lead to slightly more accurate diagnoses. TOPLINE DATA...
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By  Sara Mageit 09:47 am March 30, 2021
Health technology company, Buddy Healthcare has concluded a funding round of €2 million to develop its automated care coordination platform BuddyCare. This latest funding round is led by UTU Invest Oy and Swedish investment company Nidoco AB, a subsidiary of Virala Oy Ab owned by Alexander and Albert Ehrnrooth. Former shareholders such as Spartamed Oy, led by physician investor Ali Omar, also...
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By  Mallory Hackett 11:37 am March 23, 2021
Louisville, Kentucky-based Appriss Health announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Boston-based care-coordination platform PatientPing. Appriss Health did not disclose the terms of the transaction, but the deal values PatientPing at approximately $500 million, people familiar with the transaction shared with PE Hub. The companies expect the deal to close in...
The keynote presenter at HIMSS’ Accelerate Health event shares his game plan for how stakeholders can use big data to improve the quality, safety and effectiveness of drug therapies.

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By  Mallory Hackett 12:35 pm March 19, 2021
As the world begins to see a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, healthcare leaders have begun strategizing on how to take the lessons learned and apply them to a post-pandemic environment. “What we really want to be able to do is leverage many of those learnings that we garnered from this experience and really institutionalize those in the health system as we move forward, and how we...
By  Dave Muoio 03:00 pm March 10, 2021
Ibex Medical Analytics, an Israel-based startup using artificial intelligence to support cancer diagnostics, has unveiled a $38 million Series B funding round. Octopus Ventures and 83North led the raise, which also saw participation from aMoon, Planven Entrepreneur Ventures and Dell Technologies Capital. WHAT IT DOES Ibex's Galen platform uses AI and machine learning to reduce the burden on...

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By  Dave Muoio 12:27 pm March 2, 2021
In December, Highmark Health announced a six-year collaboration with Google Cloud that the companies said would lay down the infrastructure of the integrated delivery network's data-driven Living Health Dynamic Platform. Today, the organizations unveiled plans to get Verily and its Onduo chronic care subsidiary in on the action as well. Through another six-year partnership, the partners will work...