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Top 10 Disruptive Companies to Watch in the Healthcare Space

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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...

Artificial Intelligence Tool Passes UK Medical Diagnostics Exam

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An artificial intelligence tool from a company in the United Kingdom has scored higher than the average human trainee on an exam designed to test new doctors’ clinical diagnostic skills. The offering from Babylon Health achieved a...

Microsoft Places Bid in the AI Gold Rush with New Healthcare Team

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Microsoft is bulking up its healthcare AI brain trust by bringing two new top-level executives on board.  The additions will help accelerate the company’s exploration of how to apply artificial intelligence, machine learning,...

CMS Data Element Library Promotes Health Information Exchange

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CMS has announced the availability of the Data Element Library (DEL), a database that will promote health information exchange, increase communication among healthcare facilities, and enhance care coordination. The DEL is a free,...

Shifting Healthcare Business Intelligence Market Offers Opportunities

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Business intelligence (BI) tools form the backbone of big data analytics infrastructure for many healthcare organizations, especially those wending their way through the process of transitioning from volume to value. The ability to...

Atul Gawande to Lead Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Healthcare Company

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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...

Google Pursues AI, Voice Recognition for EHR Workflows

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Google is recruiting talent to help develop artificial intelligence and voice recognition tools to improve the clinical documentation process and streamline EHR workflows, according to a report by CNBC. The company appears to be making...

Apple Explores Medical Data with Health Records API, Patents

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Apple is quickly working to position itself as a leader in the race between consumer technology giants looking to harness the nearly-untapped power of medical data.  With players such as Google, Microsoft, and Amazon to contend with,...

AMA Urges “Thoughtfully Designed” Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare

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The American Medical Association (AMA) has released a policy statement that takes a favorable view towards artificial intelligence in healthcare – as long as the emerging category of tools and solutions can be carefully...

DOE, NCI Developing AI, Big Data Tools to Advance Cancer Research

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The Department of Energy (DOE) together with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will pursue three pilot projects that will develop artificial intelligence, big data analytics capabilities, and predictive modeling to enhance cancer...

Machine Learning, Wearables Accurately Predict Poor Mental Health

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A machine learning algorithm can accurately identify risk factors for mental health issues, including high stress, by analyzing data collected from wearable devices, according to a study published in JMIR. Recent advancements in mobile...

EHR Data Fuels Accurate Predictive Analytics for Suicide Risk

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Combining electronic health record (EHR) data and results from a depression questionnaire can support a more accurate predictive analytics model that predicts suicide risk in the 90 days following a mental health visit, according to a new...

FDA Clears Marketing for AI Algorithm to Detect Wrist Fractures

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The FDA has cleared one of the first artificial intelligence algorithms intended to provide clinical decision support at the point of care, officials announced this week.  Imagen’s OsteoDetect software can use imaging analytics...

AI, Big Data, IoT Bring Growth to Multiple Healthcare Markets

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Big data analytics tools and services are poised to bring unprecedented growth to almost every segment of the healthcare IT marketplace, according to the latest series of market reports.  From the Internet of Things (IoT) and...

Challenges of Developing and Deploying AI in Healthcare

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Healthcare is on the edge of entering the era of artificial intelligence.  As machine learning, deep learning, and other aspects of AI start to mature, they bring nearly endless possibilities to supplement, streamline, and enhance the...

Exploring the Promises of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

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Few data science concepts have brought as much excitement and anticipation to healthcare as artificial intelligence and machine learning.  With an almost limitless capacity to revolutionize how patients, providers, payers, and other...

Amazon is Exploring the Role of Alexa in Chronic Disease Care

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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...

Big Data Analytics Top List of Healthcare VC Investment Deals

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Big data analytics and clinical decision support companies are continuing to rake in funding from venture capitalists and other investors looking for the next breakthrough in healthcare information technology. According to Mercom Capital,...

Success of AI in Healthcare Relies on User Trust in Data, Algorithms

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From prediction to diagnostics to population health management, artificial intelligence holds unprecedented promise to revolutionize the way healthcare providers and patients interact with data. Some diagnostic and clinical decision...

How AI Can Cut Costs, Uncover Hidden Opportunities in Healthcare

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In what seems like just a matter of months, artificial intelligence has become the number one topic of discussion in the health IT industry.  Machine learning, neural networks, deep learning, and natural language processing suddenly...

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