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UX, AI, and Amazon: Top 5 Healthcare Predictions for 2019

December 6, 2018 - 2018 was nothing if not eventful for the healthcare industry, and 2019 is already shaping up to be more of the same.  Between the federal urgency around enabling patient access to health data, the meteoric rise of artificial intelligence, and the complicated dance of non-traditional technology companies looking to one-up each other as they enter the lucrative healthcare sector,...


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Amazon Takes on Unstructured EHR Data with Machine Learning, NLP

by Jennifer Bresnick

Amazon is taking another big step into the healthcare industry by announcing a new machine learning service that can extract meaningful information from unstructured EHR data and free-text clinical notes. Amazon Comprehend Medical will...

Alexa, Siri NLP Skills Not Ready for Reliable Medical Conversations

by Jennifer Bresnick

Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, and other AI-driven virtual assistants may be useful tools for ordering rideshares and controlling smart homes, but these conversational computing systems are not quite ready for prime time when it comes to...

Amazon, Google, IBM Pledge Health Data Standards, Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

Half a dozen of the biggest names in technology – Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Salesforce, IBM, and Oracle – have joined together to pledge speedy progress towards true health data interoperability. In a letter issued by the...

Top 10 Disruptive Companies to Watch in the Healthcare Space

by Jennifer Bresnick

2018 has been a busy year for corporate news as companies with long experience in the healthcare industry acquire competitors, release new offerings, and butt up against non-traditional newcomers looking for their own slice of the highly...

Amazon Scoops Up PillPack in Possible Population Health Play

by Jennifer Bresnick

Rumors of Amazon’s entry into the prescription drug distribution market have not been greatly exaggerated.  The e-commerce giant today announced the acquisition of PillPack, a company that offers home delivery of prescription...

Atul Gawande to Lead Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Healthcare Company

by Jennifer Bresnick

Brigham and Women’s surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande will be leading Amazon’s most significant leap into the healthcare industry yet by becoming CEO of the partnership between the e-commerce giant, JPMorgan Chase, and Berkshire...

Amazon is Exploring the Role of Alexa in Chronic Disease Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

In a not-at-all surprising move from Amazon, an internal team is exploring how Alexa can help consumers manage chronic diseases and maintain wellness, according to a report from CNBC. An “internal document” obtained by the...

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