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    1. Bivarus raises $4M Series B round to enhance data visualization and analytics for products

      Bivarus raises $4M Series B round to enhance data visualization and analytics for products

      Post a comment / at 11:35 AM Shares 5 Bivarus , a health IT vendor that uses a cloud analytics platform to deliver insights on the patient experience for healthcare organizations to improve clinical performance, has raised $4 million in a Series B round, according to a news release . The funding will be used for product development in the area of natural language processing and to boost staff numbers.

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    2. Startup Lexigram raises $2M seed round to add context to unstructured data

      Startup Lexigram raises $2M seed round to add context to unstructured data

      Post a comment / at 7:31 PM Shares 0 Lexigram , a Silicon Valley startup that applies on-demand natural language processing to health data in the cloud, has closed on its first venture capital, a $2 million seed round. Storm Ventures is the lead investor; other participants include RTA Ventures and the Stanford-StartX Fund. The Stanford connection makes sense, as Redwood City, California-based Lexigram grew out of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research .

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    3. Healthcare social media analytics startup Sickweather inks deal with The Weather Co.

      Healthcare social media analytics startup Sickweather inks deal with The Weather Co.

      / Oct 6, 2016 at 3:10 PM

      Using social media to track health trends has only increased in recent years. Groups such as hospitals , pharmaceutical companies and the Centers for Disease Control have sought to harness health data to track pandemics, tweak their patient outreach approach to understanding what people are saying about their drugs.

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    4. As health gets social, Treato crawls the corners of the web to discover what patients are saying

      May 5, 2014 6:00 am by Deanna Pogorelc | 0 Comments MedCity News

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      Treato Treato Treato “Patients are no longer tied to their physicians, and they’re certainly not tied to a specific prescription drug,” says Ezra Ernst, a former executive of UnitedHealth Group and Medscape. “With healthcare now, it’s just like with hotels – I’ll listen to my travel agent but I have to go to TripAdvisor to see what everyone else is saying, too.”

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    5. Fluential’s voice recognition technology claims it’s better than Apple’s Siri

      Fluential’s voice recognition technology claims it’s better than Apple’s Siri

      Fluential claims to have devoted more than 85 “man-years” of research to besting Siri. Today the company announced the close of $8 million in angel funding led by billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong. Fluential has developed voice recognition technology that makes it possible for your device to understand what you say. “We’re are stuck in an era where people work for their devices,” Fluential founder ...

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    6. Natural language processing, computer assisted coding and a new wave of health IT innovation

      Natural language processing, computer assisted coding and a new wave of health IT innovation

      Now that the electronic medical records market is maturing, healthcare industry trends around innovation in IT big data are shifting, too. In a Q4 market analysis, investment banking firm Triple Tree observed that the next step in the “journey from EHR deployment to informed healthcare” seems to be the organization and analysis of not only […]

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    7. Demo day dish: Merck and J&J back StartX; “clinical-trial-in-a-dish” biotech wows

      Demo day dish: Merck and J&J back StartX; “clinical-trial-in-a-dish” biotech wows

      Two Big Pharma companies, Merck (NYSE:MRK) and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), are the latest partners to sign on to support healthcare startups that come out of Stanford University. StartX, the accelerator that spun out of Stanford in 2009, said Thursday at its demo day in Palo Alto (which I watched via live stream) that both […]

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    8. Startup strives to build a better symptom search engine using patients own words, open source data

      Startup strives to build a better symptom search engine using patients own words, open source data
      A patient facing search engine app MedWhat wants to achieve something its co-founder believes is lacking from similar tools — fast, comprehensive responses to patient questions no matter how simple or complex. In an interview with MedCity News, entrepreneur and co-founder Arturo Devesa said he believes two ingredients are essential to achieving that: open source [...]
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    9. At HIMSS, 7 companies that reflect health IT trends from natural language processing to interoperability

      At HIMSS, 7 companies that reflect health IT trends from natural language processing to interoperability
      With less than a week to go before the annual HIMSS conference in New Orleans, it’s time to strap on your comfortable shoes and don some beads. As we begin to gear up for the healthcare IT conference at least one event, the Health IT Venture Fair and Strategic Partner Forum, offers a sense of [...]
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    10. Electronic medical records not a panacea for patient safety problems

      Electronic medical records not a panacea for patient safety problems
      For those under the impression that technology will replace doctors, I wouldn’t get ready for the revolution just yet. A new study by a patient safety group has found mistakes and near misses involving electronic health records were analogous to those made with paper-based records with one caveat: Mistakes made with EHRs tend to be amplified and [...]
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    11. Computer-assisted coding promises to ease the pain of the ICD-10 transition

      Computer-assisted coding promises to ease the pain of the ICD-10 transition
      In the past, I’ve highlighted candidates such as “analytics”, “HIE”, and “gamification” for the hottest technology concepts of the year, the “Plastics” of 2012. Recently, I’ve seen a new strong contender – “Computer Assisted Coding.” With ICD10 looming on the horizon, companies such as m-Modal, Dolbey, 3M, and Optum are offering applications that process [...]
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