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    1. For machine learning to be adopted in healthcare, know its limitations

      For machine learning to be adopted in healthcare, know its limitations

      1 Comment / at 7:00 AM Shares 21 Machine learning promises to dramatically improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare, bringing us closer to the kind of personalized medicine that not only can substantially improve preventive care, but also bring the right treatment to the right individuals at the right time. We’re seeing growing application in medical imaging analysis, along with tools that use artificial intelligence to improve medication adherence and follow-up care.

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      Mentions: NLP
    2. Which 10 health tech startups made the cut for the Cedars-Sinai accelerator?

      Which 10 health tech startups made the cut for the Cedars-Sinai accelerator?

      Post a comment / at 7:39 AM Shares 3 The Cedars-Sinai accelerator, managed by Techstars , kicked off its third class of healthcare startups this month. some of which are more mature than previous cohorts with a Series A financing round behind them. Whittled down from roughly 600 applicants, the 10 companies are seeking to improve the patient experience, offer more personalized care plans for cancer treatment, triage faster and make blood sample collection less painful.

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    3. Doc.ai is creating robo-doctors that can converse with patients

      Doc.ai is creating robo-doctors that can converse with patients

      1 Comment / Aug 24, 2017 at 3:31 PM Shares 30 (This article has been updated from an earlier version.) Imagine having your own mini-artificial intelligence doctor in your pocket. That’s the world that doc.ai has in mind. The Palo Alto-based startup came out of stealth mode Thursday and launched its blockchain-based natural language processing platform.

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    4. Why Groupon’s cofounder is diving head first into healthcare

      Why Groupon’s cofounder is diving head first into healthcare

      Post a comment / at 1:14 PM Shares 7 Tempus cofounder and CEO Eric Lefkofsky Very few people (myself included) can convincingly use the term “paradigm shift.” Eric Lefkofsky is one of the few who can. In 2017, he’s throwing the term on the table as he describes the data-enabled precision medicine revolution that is now underway in healthcare. “It’s an amazing time,” he said in a recent phone interview.

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      Mentions: NCI Forbes Groupon
    5. To accelerate R&D, athenahealth will acquire Praxify Technologies for $63 million - MedCity News

      To accelerate R&D, athenahealth will acquire Praxify Technologies for $63 million - MedCity News

      Post a comment / at 8:38 PM Shares 10 Watertown, Massachusetts-based athenahealth is making moves. On Thursday, the health IT vendor unveiled its plans to acquire Palo Alto, California-based Praxify Technologies in a $63 million deal, according to Reuters . The completion of the transaction is subject to closing conditions. Founded in 2010, Praxify seeks to rethink how clinicians work with valuable health data.

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    6. Mayo Clinic CIO on AI and when the machines will take over

      Mayo Clinic CIO on AI and when the machines will take over

      Post a comment / May 9, 2017 at 4:39 PM Shares 2 Machine learning is coming to healthcare. From assisting with research to helping patients at the bedside, it is undoubtedly making its mark in the space. Via email, Mayo Clinic CIO Christopher Ross corresponded with MedCity News to answer questions about the future of machine learning and when artificial intelligence will move past the toddler phase.

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    7. SV Health Investors rebranding reflects increased investment in health IT

      SV Health Investors rebranding reflects increased investment in health IT

      Post a comment / at 11:52 PM Shares 1 The venture capital and private equity investment firm formerly known as SV Life Sciences has changed its name to SV Health Investors to reflect its increased investment in health IT. SV Health Chairman Gene Hill spoke to MedCity News in a phone interview about its investment strategy, particularly for health IT investment, and the firm’s sixth fund, which has raised $400 million.

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    8. A look at the evolution of the user interface in healthcare - MedCity News

      A look at the evolution of the user interface in healthcare - MedCity News

      Post a comment / at 12:37 PM Shares 0 A new model of user experience (UX) is rapidly evolving, popping up in smartphone and web applications everywhere. This model is referred to by a common term, “messaging” – but the simplicity of the name belies the extent of its impact. When we use apps like Facebook Messenger and Amazon Alexa, we’re taking part in a paradigm shift in how users interact with software.

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      Mentions: Hipaa SMS
    9. Which health tech startups made the cut in Dreamit Health’s latest cohort?

      Which health tech startups made the cut in Dreamit Health’s latest cohort?

      Post a comment / at 7:30 AM Shares 77 Cybersecurity for medical devices, remote monitoring for earlier detection of diabetic foot ulcers and improving patient transportation to reduce missed medical appointments are some of the priorities for Dreamit Health’ s latest cohort. There are also a couple of changes to the program this time around, Seth Berk, Dreamit Chief Marketing Officer and Partner, said in an email.

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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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