Tag: category-/Health/Medical Facilities & Services

India’s Mfine raises $17.2 million to expand telemedical doctor network

Mfine, an AI health care startup headquartered in Bangalore, today announced that it has raised $17.2 million in a series B funding round led by Japan-based venture group SBI Investment, with participation from SBI Ven Capital, Beenext, Stellaris Venture Partners, and Prime Venture Partners. This comes after a $4.2 million series A round in May […]

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Everlywell raises $50 million for at-home medical tests

At-home medical tests make a lot of sense. For patients, the benefits are obvious: They’re much less laborious than exams that require driving to a nearby emergency room, doctor’s office, or hospital. As for clinicians, who perform over seven billion lab tests in the U.S. annually and use 70% of those tests in medical diagnoses, […]

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AI predicts hospital readmission rates from clinical notes

Electronic health records store valuable information about hospital patients, but they’re often sparse and unstructured, making them difficult for potentially labor- and time-saving AI systems to parse. Fortunately, researchers at New York University and Princeton have developed a framework that evaluates clinical notes (i.e., descriptions of symptoms, reasons for diagnoses, and radiology results) and autonomously […]

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Nvidia wants AI Clara to be the AI platform for radiologists

Nvidia’s Clara AI toolkit for health care is being incorporated into ACR AI-LAB, an American College of Radiology (ACR) Data Science Institute platform in development now. Once it’s released later this year, the platform will be provided free to 38,000 radiologists in the United States so they can use more machine learning into their work. […]

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Deep Lens raises $14 million to improve clinical trial recruitment with AI

Deep Lens, a Columbus, Ohio-based startup developing a precision medicine software suite, today announced that it’s raised $14 million in series A funding led by Northpond Ventures, with participation from existing investors Rev1 Ventures, Sierra Ventures, and Tamarind-Hill Partners. It brings the startup’s total raised to $17.5 million, following a $3.2 million seed round in […]

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Amazon launches HIPAA-eligible Alexa skills for health care

Amazon today announced a limited number of voice apps for the Alexa Skills Kit by health care companies like Cigna and Boston Children’s Hospital that operate in compliance with the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Six HIPAA-compliant Alexa skills are available at launch to do things like help caregivers deliver […]

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Sight Diagnostics raises $27.8 million to apply AI to blood tests

Blood tests are generally unpleasant — not to mention costly. On average, getting blood work done at a lab costs uninsured patients between $100 and $1,500. And in the developing world, where the requisite equipment isn’t always readily available, ancillary costs threaten to drive the price substantially higher. That’s why Yossi Pollak, previously at Intel […]

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Health Catalyst raises $100 million for health care analytics

The artificial intelligence (AI) in health care market is set to top $34 billion by 2025, according to some estimates — and it’s no real wonder why. AI has the potential not only to improve outcomes and reduce costs, but to increase efficiency at almost every level One startup that’s successfully maintained pole position is Health […]

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Healthy.io raises $18 million for at-home urinalysis tests

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a killer. It’s the ninth leading cause of death in the U.S., where an estimated 31 million people — 10 percent of the adult population — have been diagnosed. Unsurprisingly, the associated medical costs are astronomical: Medicare spends an estimated $114 billion treating CKD patients. This sordid state of affairs […]

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Massachusetts General’s AI can spot brain hemorrhages as accurately as humans

Intracranial hemorrhages — brain bleeds — are the second-most common subtype of stroke, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. They interrupt blood flow around or inside of the brain, depriving it of oxygen, which is why timely treatment is critical. After three or four minutes, brain cells begin to die. Fortunately, artificial intelligence […]

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Researchers develop AI that estimates acute kidney injury risk from clinical notes

Acute kidney injury (AKI) — a condition in which the kidneys suddenly fail to filter waste from the blood — can devastate the renal system of critically ill patients. The mortality rate can approach 89 percent if it progresses beyond stage 2 (AKI is categorized into three stages). And if AKI develops after major abdominal surgery, the risk […]

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98point6 raises $50 million for AI virtual doctor visits

Sometimes going to the doctor is easier said than done — and often because of circumstances beyond any one person’s control. In New York, Boston, Seattle, Houston, San Diego, and 10 other major cities across the U.S., the average wait time to see a cardiologist for a non-emergency issue is six days or longer, while an […]

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Deep Lens raises $3.2 million for AI cloud pathology platform

Dave Billiter, an Ohio native and graduate of Ohio Northern University and Columbus Southern University, joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2004, where he led the health system’s informatics efforts. There, he oversaw the creation of a digital pathology suite that has since been used by clinicians at 65 institutions in eight countries. And if all goes […]

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Sight Diagnostics uses computer vision to analyze blood samples

A single device that can perform a slew of tests on a prick of blood was the promise of Theranos, a diagnostics startup that was found to have misled investors about its tech’s capabilities and whose founders were recently charged with fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission. But Sight Diagnostics is not Theranos. Sight […]

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VRHealth uses Oculus VR to soothe cancer patients and moms in labor

Dealing with stressful or traumatic medical procedures is about to get easier thanks to a collaboration between VRHealth and Oculus, which are bringing the latter’s VR headsets into hospitals to soothe uncomfortable patients. Ahead of today’s Oculus Connect 5 event, the companies announced that they’re using Go and Rift hardware to manage pain for mothers in […]

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