Laura Lovett

April 26, 2018
It would be hard to argue that that there is a dearth of artificial intelligence platforms trying to get into the healthcare game. But it isn’t just developers deciding where the industry is heading; it's also up to the healthcare players holding the purse strings.  “Investors get a different view into technology than a lot of folks, and the decisions they make about where to put capital have big...
April 26, 2018
This morning healthcare AI company Qure.ai announced the launch of its new AI technology which can identify bleeds, fractures, and other critical abnormalities in the head CT scans.  “Qure.ai’s new head CT scan technology rapidly screens scans in under 10 seconds to detect, localize, and quantify abnormalities, as well as assess their severity,” Prashant Warier, cofounder and CEO of Qure.ai, said...
April 25, 2018
The name Nvidia usually creates a synapse to the video game industry — or more recently the self-driving car business. But now the computer hardware company is looking to get a foothold in the healthcare industry.  Last month at the GPU Technology Conference the company revealed plans for a new AI platform called Clara, which will use AI to create a virtual medical imaging platform.  “What we are...
April 25, 2018
Like almost any field in the healthcare industry pharma wants to get in on the latest technology trends. Recently big pharma has been looking to artificial intelligence as another tool to help facilitate drug research and help the company progress.  At the World Medical Innovation Forum in Boston on April 24, a panel of pharma leaders discussed the future of AI in the industry.  “It's quite top...
April 23, 2018
San Francisco-based startup Luma Health this morning released its two-way communication chatbot, called Care Pathway Messaging. The new services offers a messaging system for patients and providers.  “I would define it was as the Swiss Army knife of clinical messaging,” Dr. Tashfeen Ekram, cofounder and chief medical officer, told Babyforyou.net.ua. “[The system] allows us to be able to send highly...
April 23, 2018
A quick Google image search is often the go-to for people when they notice a rash cropping up on their skin. This starts the process of trying to match up their skin condition to the one in the photos.  But a new app called Skin Image Search by First Derm has just launched in beta today and aims to use artificial intelligence to help people figure out exactly what their skin condition is.  “In...
April 20, 2018
Forty mph winds pelted cold rain against the runners as they approached the Boston Marathon’s infamous Heartbreak Hill. It was just before this mark that runner Courtney Duckworth’s eyesight started to blur. She couldn’t tell if her senses were warped from the terrible weather conditions or if it was something more serious. Living with Type 1 diabetes, she is used to keeping track of her health...
April 19, 2018
Vicarious Surgical, a startup that combines virtual reality with surgical robotics, just landed $16.75 million in a Series A funding round led by Vinod Khosla's Khosla Ventures and Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, with participation from Bill Gates’ Gates Ventures, Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures and Marc Benioff. The company plans to use the money to support the next growth phase and build...
April 19, 2018
Data analytics startup Trayt is launching a new app that helps patients living with neurodevelopmental and brain disorders, as well as their caregivers, track behavioral and non-behavioral symptoms. The app has a comorbid rating scale, as well as measurements of how effective treatments are. It can also give progress reports and provides users with actionable insights.  “As a parent of a child...
April 18, 2018
As the opioid epidemic continues to make its mark on the nation, healthcare professionals, innovators, and government officials are trying to come up with solutions. An article recently published in NEJM Catalyst suggests that using a texting system could help reduce opioid relapses, as well as keep costs down.  The article — which was coauthored by Epharmix's chief medical officer, a Preferred...