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    1. Cedars-Sinai accelerator's new class includes voice assistant, chatbot, blood-draw tool, and more

      Cedars-Sinai accelerator's new class includes voice assistant, chatbot, blood-draw tool, and more

      September 20, 2017 Share Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has launched the third class of its accelerator, which the hospital runs in partnership with TechStars. Startups in the Cedars-Sinai Tech Stars accelerator receive a $20,000 investment and a $100,000 convertible bridge grant in exchange for a 6 percent equity stake. But the main draw is the opportunity to work with the health system, through guaranteed mentorship relationships and the strong possibility of a pilot .

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    2. Scanadu cofounders' new project, doc.ai, is a conversational robot that explains lab results - Mobi Health News

      Scanadu cofounders' new project, doc.ai, is a conversational robot that explains lab results - Mobi Health News

      August 24, 2017 Share Walter DeBrouwer, the Belgian inventor who founded Scanadu, the sometimes controversial personal medical scanner company, is coming out of stealth mode with his new venture: an AI-powered “robodoctor” (his words) called doc.ai. “What I really liked to do at Scanadu was machine learning, the math and the machine learning,” DeBrouwer told MobiHealthNews. “I didn’t like the hardware. I had to do it because I needed structured inputs, but that hardware wasn’t the main thing.

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      Mentions: FDA Deloitte
    3. 81 digital health funding deals from Q2 2017

      81 digital health funding deals from Q2 2017

      July 07, 2017 Share StartUp Health’s recent funding report placed Q2 2017 as one of the biggest quarters of all time, and MobiHealthNews’s own data seems to back up that claim. During the quarter, we tracked 81 deals, totaling $2.58 billion. Read on for the full list of companies that raised equity from investors over the last three months, and click the links to check out the full story. We’ve ranked them in order from largest to smallest, with undisclosed rounds at the end.

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      Mentions: Japan Moscow Russian
    4. Mendel.ai raises $2M for AI-powered clinical trial matching platform

      Mendel.ai raises $2M for AI-powered clinical trial matching platform

      July 06, 2017 Share San Franisco-based Mendel.ai, a startup that is developing an artificial intelligence-powered platform to match people with cancer to clinical trials, has raised $2 million in seed funding from DCM Ventures, BootstrapLabs, Indie Bio, LaunchCapital and SOSV. Medel.ai will use the capital to forge partnerships with hospitals and cancer genomics companies to bring the system into use.

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    5. Woebot Labs debuts fully AI mental health chatbot via Facebook Messenger

      Woebot Labs debuts fully AI mental health chatbot via Facebook Messenger

      June 06, 2017 Share There’s a new chatbot in town, and it only wants to talk about mental health. Meet Woebot, now available to anyone via Facebook Messenger looking for some supportive talk to deal with anxiety or depression. Rather than augmenting a real therapist or even a non-clinical person, Woebot is wholly robotic; open to engage with an individual as often or as little as they want depending on their needs.

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      Mentions: America Stanford
    6. MAP Health Management partners with IBM Watson to bring cognitive computing to substance abuse treatment

      MAP Health Management partners with IBM Watson to bring cognitive computing to substance abuse treatment

      May 16, 2017 Share Austin, Texas-based MAP Health Management, which works with a variety of healthcare stakeholders to offer a remote patient monitoring and engagement platform focused on addiction treatment, is bringing cognitive computing into their toolset through a new partnership with IBM Watson Health. Over the six years since MAP Health was founded, the organization has amassed numerous partnerships representing multiple points in the treatment of substance abuse disorder.

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    7. Digital health news briefs for 5/9/2017

      Digital health news briefs for 5/9/2017

      May 09, 2017 Share Digital stethoscopes found useful in neonatal care. A new study in the British Medical Journals shows that a digital stethoscope (specifically, CliniCloud’s digital stethoscope) showed promise for assessing newborn babies’ heart rates. The device proved reasonably accurate compared to a 3-lead ECG, particularly when babies weren’t crying, the circumstance in which heart rate would normally need to be collected.

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    8. Catalia Health gets $2.5M to improve medication adherence with a social robot

      Catalia Health gets $2.5M to improve medication adherence with a social robot

      May 01, 2017 Share Catalia Health, which makes an AI-powered patient engagement robot called Mabu, has raised $2.5 million in a new round led by Khosla Ventures. Additional investments came from new investors NewGen Capital and Macnica Ventures and existing investors Q Venture Partners Limited, InnoLinks Ventures, Abstract by Flight.VC, DeNA and Lucky Capital. This brings the company's total funding to $3.75 million.

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      Mentions: Khosla Ventures
    9. AiDoc raises $7M for AI-powered medical image analysis software

      AiDoc raises $7M for AI-powered medical image analysis software

      While medical imaging technologies have gotten more sophisticated and commonplace over the years, the number of available radiologists or clinicians to read things like CT scans or MRIs haven’t increased accordingly. But tools that leverage machine learning have gotten smarter, and engineers believe they could play a vital role in alleviating the high demands on human medical image interpreters. That’s the idea behind Israel-based startup AiDoc .

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      Mentions: Israel Asia
    10. Zocdoc launches patient-focused search engine that can understand natural human language

      Zocdoc launches patient-focused search engine that can understand natural human language

      March 21, 2017 Share Doctor appointment booking platform Zocdoc is launching a new, smarter search feature to its offering on both mobile and desktop. Now, the ability to find and schedule doctor visits will become more personalized and approachable with Zocdoc’s Patient Powered Search engine, which employs machine learning and natural language processing to make the experience more conversational.

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      Mentions: IAC CDC
    11. Forward, the AI-powered doctor's office founded by former Googlers, opens in San Francisco

      Forward, the AI-powered doctor's office founded by former Googlers, opens in San Francisco

      January 18, 2017 Share A new kind of doctor’s office opened in San Francisco this week: Forward , a membership-based healthcare startup founded by former Googler Adrian Aoun that infuses a brick-and-mortar office with data-driven technology and artificial intelligence. For $149 per month, Forward members can come to the flagship office that features six examination rooms – equipped with interactive personalized displays – and doctors from some of the Bay Area’s top medical systems.

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    12. ONC releases Accenture's draft guidance to develop PGHD framework

      ONC releases Accenture's draft guidance to develop PGHD framework

      The Office of the National Coordinator has released a draft of an analysis of the landscape of the role patient-generated health data has to play in clinical research and health care delivery. The white paper , written by Accenture Federal Services, is now available for public comment and is the latest development in the ONC’s two-year contract with Accenture to identify challenges and opportunities in PGHD and subsequently develop a framework for the ONC on how to collect and use the data.

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      Mentions: FDA ONC Accenture
    13. UK's Echo, backed by $2.24M, launches free medication management app for all NHS patients

      UK's Echo, backed by $2.24M, launches free medication management app for all NHS patients

      London-based Echo has launched its medication management app, now available to all NHS providers in England. It is backed by $2.24 million (1.8 million British pounds) in new funding led by British venture capital firm LocalGlobe. Co-founded by Dr. Sai Lakshmi, a former Apple executive and Stephen Bourke, a former executive with UK retail pharmacy chain LloydsPharmacy, Echo aims to make it easier for patients with repeat prescriptions to stay on top of their medication.

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      Mentions: England Apple London
    14. Chinese web company Baidu launches medical chatbot for doctors and patients | MobiHealthNews

      Chinese web company Baidu launches medical chatbot for doctors and patients | MobiHealthNews

      October 11, 2016 Share In an effort to a facilitate faster, more efficient flow of information between doctors and patients, Chinese search engine Baidu is introducing Melody, an AI-powered conversational bot. Melody gathers information, responds to patients about medical conditions and gives feedback to the real-life doctors. The service is available immediately in China. Melody builds on the Baidu Doctor app, which launched in China in 2015.

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      Mentions: China Andrew Ng Baidu
    15. With $1B Merge buy, IBM hopes to open Watson’s eyes to medical imagery

      With $1B Merge buy, IBM hopes to open Watson’s eyes to medical imagery

      IBM has finalized plans to acquire Merge Healthcare for $1 billion, in the hopes that assets from the medical imaging software company can teach IBM’s cognitive computing unit Watson to “see” medical images. “As Watson evolves, we are tackling more complex and meaningful problems by constantly evaluating bigger and more challenging data sets,” John Kelly, senior vice president, IBM Research and Solutions Portfolio, said in a statement.

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    16. Nuance looks to shift mobile data processing to cloud

      Nuance looks to shift mobile data processing to cloud
      By: Neil Versel | Feb 9, 2012 Tags: Dragon Medical Mobile Recorder | Dragon Medical Search | EMR dictation apps | HIMSS | iPhone dictation apps | iPhone medical apps | Nuance Mobile Apps | voice recognition apps | Jonathan Dreyer, Nuance Nuance Communications drew big crowds to its booth at the 2010 HIMSS conference when it introduced long-awaited mobile versions of its popular Dragon Medical Mobile Recorder and Dragon Medical Search speech
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