• How Hackensack Meridian is leveraging Google's AI tools for clinicians

    Hackensack Meridian Health is deepening its relationship with Google to develop artificial intelligence tools that can be used for both clinical decision-making and reducing administrative workload, the health system CIO Kash Patel told Becker's.
  • UPMC backs $20M funding round for digital medication adherence company

    UPMC Enterprises, the commercialization arm of Pittsburgh-based UPMC, participated in a $20 million funding round for Sempre Health, a company that uses digital tools to boost medication adherence.
  • Froedtert taps new digital health partner for employees

    The Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin health network has tapped Xealth, a digital health platform, to enroll its employees into the Omada Health virtual care program.
  • Digital health startup lays off 40% of workforce

    Akili, a digital health company that was making video games to treat behavioral health disorders, is laying off 40 percent of its workforce as it switches business models, Boston Business Journal reported Sept. 14.
  • Healthcare AI adoption hindered by 'switchover disruptions'

    The U.S. healthcare industry will struggle to adopt artificial intelligence due to "switchover disruptions," the expensive implementation period for new technologies that can disrupt profitable operations, Harvard Business Review reported Sept. 14. 
  • Advocate, Dana-Farber innovation chiefs to help lead CancerX

    Two health system innovation chiefs have been named to the steering committee for CancerX, an initiative that aims to cut the U.S. cancer death rate in half through digital health.
  • Mayo Clinic taps GE HealthCare to improve imaging tech

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and GE HealthCare are collaborating on a new project that will create an innovation center designed to advance medical imaging and theranostics.
  • Top 6 health IT deals of Q2, per PitchBook

    While private equity and venture capital activity in health IT remained "muted" in the second quarter of 2023, VC funding picked up alongside health systems' financial improvement, PitchBook reported.
  • Hartford HealthCare, MIT partner on 14 AI projects

    Fourteen Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare physicians have pitched ideas to doctoral students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology that aim to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to enhance healthcare, Hartford Courant reported Sept. 11. 
  • Tampa General expands use of virtual hospital

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital is expanding its use of a virtual hospital platform to inpatient settings after using it in its medical intensive care unit. 
  • Biotech industry veteran acquires majority stake in LabShares

    LabShares, a provider of laboratory space, equipment and services to biotech companies, announced that life sciences industry veteran Philip Borden and investment group Pacific Lake Partners purchased a majority stake in the company.
  • Biotech company cuts 40% of workforce

    Biotech company 2seventy bio is cutting 176 positions — equivalent to 40 percent of its workforce, MarketWatch reported Sept. 12.
  • Digital platform for Medicare recipients gets $17M backing

    Bold, a digital health and fitness platform for adults on Medicare, raised $17 million in its series A financing round.
  • 2 health system IT leaders named top Women in Digital

    Two health system IT leaders have been named 2023 Women in Digital Awards finalists by tech advisory company Information Services Group.
  • How OSF is using AI for diabetes care

    Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare is using artificial intelligence to detect diabetic retinopathy through a partnership with Digital Diagnostics.
  • How Mayo uses AI for heart disease

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic created an AI algorithm that can take an ECG from an Apple Watch and predict if a patient has a low ejection fraction. 
  • Meta expands VR tech to healthcare

    Dozens of hospitals and health systems across the country are using Meta's virtual reality headsets to train clinicians on complex procedures, CNBC reported Sept. 9.
  • UNC gets $3.7M to start center for virtual care equity

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched a $3.7 million center aiming to make virtual care available to all.
  • Where health systems are spending IT dollars, per KLAS, Bain

    Despite tight operating margins, 80 percent of healthcare organizations increased their technology spending in the past year and three-quarters expect that growth to continue, KLAS Research and Bain & Co. reported Sept. 12.
  • How 1 hospital is reducing bias using AI

    Lawrence (Kan.) Memorial Hospital is using an artificial intelligence program, dubbed KATE, during its triage process, which has helped staff with their decision-making process and reduced biases, Lawrence-Journal World reported Sept. 10. 

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