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By Laura Lovett November 9, 2018
Geisinger CEO David Feinberg is moving over to Google to head up its healthcare sector. Yesterday Geisinger announced that Feinberg is stepping down and Dr. Jaewon Ryu will be taking over as interim president and CEO of the organization.  While Geisinger's announcement was relatively vague about what Feinberg will be doing at Google, CNBC reports that his job will entail streamlining and...
By Laura Lovett November 9, 2018
Artificial intelligence is no longer just a futuristic technology. It is now being applied throughout the healthcare arena from imaging to triaging patients. But outside of the mainstream hospital uses, the technology is also be deployed in apps, wearables and trackers.    Here is five of the cutting-edge ways AI is being used by health professionals today.  1) Doctor's assistants     One problem...
By Leontina Postelnicu November 9, 2018
New guidance for NHS staff on using instant messaging services during emergencies. NHS England, NHS Digital, Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care have issued new guidance to help staff securely use instant messaging tools in acute clinical settings during emergency situations. NHS consultant anaesthetist Dr Helgi Johannsson set up a major incident instant messaging...

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By Laura Lovett November 8, 2018
In yet another move into the healthcare space, Amazon Web Service (AWS) has added to its collection of HIPAA-eligible services, which now includes machine learning tools Amazon Translate, Amazon Comprehend and Amazon Transcribe.  “To support our healthcare customers, AWS HIPAA-eligible services enable covered entities and their business associates subject to HIPAA to use the secure AWS...
By Dave Muoio November 8, 2018
Clinical diagnostic and workflow software maker MaxQ AI has received FDA 510(k) marketing clearance for Accipio Ix, an artificial intelligence workflow tool designed to help clinicians prioritize adults patients likely presenting with acute intracranial hemorrhage. The company received notification from the FDA of its decision in late October. Results generated by the algorithm-based software are...

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By Laura Lovett November 8, 2018
Earlier this week Oncology Analytics, a technology company focused on helping organizations apply and manage benefits for cancer care, announced that it closed a $21 million Series B funding round. The new round was led by Oak HC/FT with participation from McKesson Ventures, Blue Cross Blue Shield Venture Partners and Sandbox Advantage.  The company said the new money will help it expand its...
By Dave Muoio November 8, 2018
Online refractive eye exam company Opternative has announced $9 million in investment financing. Trust Ventures and Pritzker Group Venture Capital led the round, with additional support from prior backer Jump Capital. According to the announcement, the company will put toward two major goals: doubling the size of its engineering, product, sales and marketing teams; and building awareness among...
By Laura Lovett November 8, 2018
Looking to the mental health arena, Cigna has teamed up with Happify Health and Prevail in order to give clients new digital platforms that aim to tackle stress, anxiety and depression. In January 2019, the payer plans to roll Happify and iPrevail into its Cigna Total Behavioral Health program.  Happify helps users maintain well-being and targets preventing diagnosable mental health conditions,...
By Dave Muoio November 8, 2018
GetWellNetwork — a company offering tools to drive patient engagement and support clinical care teams — has acquired the digital engagement platform HealthLoop, the companies announced this morning. The deal was closed on November 6. While the terms of the acquisition remain under wraps, GetWellNetwork CEO and founder Michael O’Neil told Babyforyou.net.ua that his company plans to keep on, and...

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