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98point6 launches AI driven, on-demand primary care service in 10 States

After three years of R&D and a year of beta, 98point6 has announced the launch of its on-demand primary care service to deliver personalized consultation, diagnosis and treatment to patients across the country.  The on-demand primary care platform combines innovative AI technology with board-certified physicians to deliver affordable and high-quality care right to a patient’s smartphone.


The future of Radiology

What if an algorithm could tell you whether you have cancer based on your CT scan or mammography exam? While I am certain that radiologists’ creative work will be necessary in the future to solve complex issues and supervising diagnostic processes; AI will definitely become part of their daily routine in diagnosing simpler cases and taking over repetitive tasks. So rather than getting threatened by it, we should familiarize with how it could help change the course of radiology for the better.


FDA clears first medical accessory for the Apple Watch – an EKG sensor

Plenty of studies boast about the medical possibilities of the Apple Watch, but Apple’s wearable is a consumer device, not a medical one. However, the FDA just announced the clearing of the first medical Apple Watch accessory, AliveCor’s KardiaBand, which uses the wearable’s heart rate technology and an attached sensor to provide EKG readings on the fly.

ars technica


Blockchain – the great unknown will impact healthcare

To say the technology is advanced is an understatement, but hospitals should understand the reasons that it’s getting so much attention.

Healthcare IT News


When will pharma move from experimenting with digital health tools to adopting them?

Digital health is at an interesting point in its evolution. Not only are some providers and payers connecting patients and members with apps and connected devices but also pharma companies are collaborating with startups and growth stage companies to develop applications to address challenges such as medication adherence. But which groups are further along in the adoption of these tools beyond the pilot phase? And how can the data these tools generate be harnessed for the greatest benefit?

Medcity News


Microsoft Takes Another Crack at Health Care

Microsoft Corp. is trying again in health care, betting its prowess in cloud services and artificial-intelligence can help it expand in a market that’s been notoriously hard for technology companies.

A new initiative called Healthcare NExT will combine work from existing industry players and Microsoft’s Research and AI units to help doctors reduce data entry tasks, triage sick patients more efficiently and ease outpatient care.


Bloomberg Technology


Artificial Intelligence System Matches Dermatologists at Skin Cancer Diagnosis

As many jobs are disappearing to automation, the latest profession to also start seeing the future may be dermatology. Stanford University researchers have developed a deep convolutional neural network, an artificial intelligence technique for building a knowledge set, to learn how to spot suspect cancer lesions.

Today this process is manual and prone to errors of subjectivity. Dermatologists simply look through a dermatoscope and judge based on their education and experience. The Stanford system was given 130,000 images of skin lesions simply labeled with previously established diagnoses that included more than 2,000 diseases. The system processed these images and learned on its own what to look for.

Study in Nature: Dermatologist-level classification of skin cancer with deep neural networks…

Via: Stanford…



Apple CEO thinks mHealth revenues will dwarf the $Trillion Smartphone market

Apple CEO Tim Cook says that the healthcare market’s potential could dwarf the smartphone market that accounts for some 65% of Apple’s $234 billion in annual revenues



Empowering Digital Health: Using data and technology to improve outcomes

Ever since people started practicing medicine, the goal has been to get more information about what’s wrong with a patient and how to make it right. This has been at the heart of all change and innovation in health and care. But although there is a significant amount of data available today, and it’s doubling every 24 months – the problem currently facing the NHS isn’t having enough data, it’s getting access to, and reasoning over data easily, to provide actionable intelligence, and doing all of this in a cost-effective manner.



May announces £67.7 million for digital mental health

UK prime minister Theresa May has announced £67.7 million of funding for digital mental health services. May made the announcem... Mehr lesen


India’s Most Remote Villages Are Getting Better Healthcare With This Cloud-Based Solution

In India, public health care is free, yet years of under-investment in public health means that facilities are also grossly understaffed and under-equipped. The country also has a massive resource gap of over 4 million health workers and, to compound problems, nearly 60% of existing health workers practice in urban areas.


Philips unveils new products for healthy lifestyle at IFA 2016

At this year’s Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) in Berlin, Germany, Royal Philips announced a range of new products that empower consumers to stay healthy, live well and enjoy life.


How the NHS can deliver the benefits of digital healthcare

In January 2013, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, set the NHS the ambitious target of ‘going paperless’ within five years to save billions, improve services and help meet the challenges of an ageing population. He said that patients should have compatible digital records that allow their health data to follow them around the health and social care system – meaning that, in the vast majority of cases, when a patient needs a GP, hospital or care at home, the professionals responsible for providing that care can see their history at the touch of a button.



Five Ways Pharma Can Benefit From Digital Health Technologies

Pharmaceutical companies (pharma) inhabit a unique position, situated between patients, prescribers and payers, allowing them to gain maximum benefits from a wide array of digital offerings.

Samsung Insights


Digital Inhalers to be $3.56bn market by 2024

A new market prediction by Grand View Research pegs the market for digital inhalers at 3.65 billion.


Hospitals Are Partnering With Uber to Get Patients to Checkups

The convenience could greatly reduce the likelihood of missed appointments.

The Atlantic


How the Search for Smart Data Drives Healthcare IT Investment

The quest to turn big data into smart data is driving billions of dollars in healthcare IT investment as providers search for the tools to equip themselves for healthcare reform.

Health IT Analytics


GE CEO „All new employees should learn coding“

GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt has a plan for new young hires — they are going to learn to code. This is just one of Immelt’s initiatives to drive innovation for the 124-year-old company.



Powering Up COPD Management with Digital Health

Providers can introduce the concept of a single mobile app that serves as a communication and motivation tool between patients and their caregivers, backed by a central COPD management system.

HIT Consultant


Artificial Intelligence

Die digitale Evolution der Menschheit hat inzwischen einen Standard geschaffen, der bereits alle Lebensbereiche erfasst. Der ge... Mehr lesen


Pay-for-Performance: Will the Models Provide Value?

In theory, paying for performance makes logical sense, says Ashish Jha, MD, MPH, director of Harvard’s Global Health Institute. But eliminating pay-for performance programs isn’t the answer, he says. Instead, an overhaul is necessary.

Health Leaders Media


American Heart Association, Amazon Partner to Advance Precision Cardiovascular Medicine

The American Heart Association (AHA) has inked a strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), a cloud computing infrastructure, to enable and advance discoveries in cardiovascular science and medicine using cloud technology.

HIT Consultant


Children’s Health Adopts Ingestible Microchip Technology

Children’s Health has begun offering patients an ingestible microchip and digital patch that can track whether an individual takes his or her medicine and monitors their diagnostics afterward.

Healthcare Daily


Procurement: The Unexpected Driver of Value-Based Health Care

In most developed markets, health care suffers from two large and growing problems. The first is the significant variation in patient outcomes, even for routine procedures. For example, one in seven people in Europe will likely need either hip or knee replacement surgery at some point in their lives.

Boston Consulting Group


E-health Services Benchmarks in Europe

A survey carried out in about 1,800 hospitals in the 28 EU countries plus Iceland and Norway measures the level of deployment and take-up of ICT and eHealth applications in acute care hospitals in Europe

European Commission


Health insurance, payer-related digital health news for Q2 2016

The Center for Medicaid Services announced a new expanded initiative for bringing value-based repayment to primary care. The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program, builds on the Comprehensive Primary Care program introduced in 2012, but will expand the program to a larger number of practices and includes some tweaks to the model.

Mobi Health News


Endotronix Nabs $32M for Wireless Pulmonary Artery Sensor

Endotronix, a digital health startup developing a implantable, wireless pulmonary artery sensor for patients suffering from advanced heart failure has raised $32 million in Series C funding.  Participating investors in the round include BioVentures Investors, SV Life Sciences (SVLS), Lumira Capital, Aperture Venture Partners, and OSF Ventures along with existing investors and a corporate strategic investor.

HIT Consultant


What Consumers Most Want from Health Insurers’ Technology

People don’t crave the latest fitness wearable. Their overwhelming preference is for simple applications that provide and organize information.