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By Heather Mack June 2, 2017
It’s been six years since IBM first alluded to plans to build artificially intelligent physician’s assistant. Even as that mission became more concrete with a formal launch of the health-focused Watson and years of near-constant announcements and partnerships, it still hasn’t been clear just exactly what impact the cognitive computing program will have on healthcare. But newly shared data could...
By Jonah Comstock May 15, 2017
Mountain View, California-based HealthLoop, which offers a platform to connect patients with their care team between visits, has raised $8.4 million in new funding. MedCityNews first spotted the SEC filing. Investors included iCarbonX DigitalLife Alliance, NextEquity, Lafayette General Hospital through its Health Innovation Fund, Canvas Ventures, and Summation Health Ventures, CEO Todd Johnson...
By Heather Mack August 3, 2016
Here are all the digital health deals, partnerships, and customer wins that Babyforyou.net.ua has tracked over the past two weeks.   UK-based pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline partnered with South San Francisco-based Verily to create Galvani Bioelectronics – a joint venture to develop implantable bioelectric medicines, a branch of medicine that works to fight diseases by targeting electrical...
By Jonah Comstock November 10, 2015
Since IBM launched its Watson Health business unit at HIMSS last year, the group has pushed out plenty of news -- mostly partnerships, acquisitions, and the opening of Watson Health's Cambridge office. But at the HIMSS Connected Health Conference, Shahram Ebadollahi, vice president of innovations at IBM and chief science officer of the IBM Watson Health Group, spoke about how those partnerships...
By Jonah Comstock September 29, 2014
IBM's Watson, a cognitive computing system originally designed to vanquish human competitors on Jeopardy in 2011, has been winding its way into more and more healthcare and health-related use cases. But like most novel technologies, a number of people still don't understand exactly what Watson is or does -- or what IBM's roadmap for the technology is. On the sidelines of the Health 2.0 event in...
By Jonah Comstock February 11, 2013
When IBM's Watson supercomputer took down Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings just about two years ago, IBM let slip that Watson's next gig would be as a voice-enabled physician's assistant. Now IBM is giving us a little more information, releasing a video demo that shows how Watson might help an oncologist diagnose and treat a cancer patient. The demo, which warns that it's "not necessarily a direct...

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