Tag: category-/Health/Medical Facilities & Services

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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