healthcare

Mary Meeker’s latest trends report highlights Silicon Valley’s role in the future of healthcare

Mary Meeker's latest Internet Trends Report, out today, was full of insights on how tech is shaping our future -- including now in healthcare. This was the first year Meeker included healthcare in her

PokitDok teams with Intel on healthcare blockchain solution

PokitDok, a healthcare API company, announced today it has teamed with Intel to offer a healthcare blockchain solution it’s calling ‘Dokchain.’ The partnership includes using Intel&

Tackling diagnostic medicine with AI, Viz launches a tool to identify strokes

Someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds; it is the third leading cause of death and leaves hundreds of thousands more with long-term disabilities. One of the reasons strokes are so deadly an

India-based health platform Lybrate quietly raises $3M more

Indian health tech startup Lybrate has raised $3 million in new funding, according to a filing in the U.S., where it is incorporated. Lybrate declined to comment on the filing, nor would it provide

Smart diabetes management service Livongo Health raises $52.5M and looks to new markets

Glen Tullman doesn’t like it when someone tells him he’s sick when he’s feeling fine. It’s something he thinks his customers probably don’t want to hear, either. Tullman

Not another AI post

This post is about a better world brought by human ingenuity. It’s about a human opportunity, an invitation to founders and investors in advanced economies to come and help us change the lives of bi

Self-driving care

U.S. healthcare might learn a thing or two from the modus operandi of Google’s fleet of autonomous vehicles -- the information and skills that self-driving vehicle systems must share represent compe

Collibra nabs $50M led by ICONIQ to fix companies’ data governance

Data governance and management startup Collibra — originally founded in Belgium but now based out of New York to help businesses in sectors like finance and healthcare to manage and comply wit

India’s Practo raises $55M to expand its healthcare platform to more emerging markets

India-based Practo, a startup that helps consumers locate doctors and healthcare information, has closed a $55 million Series D funding round that will fuel expansion into more emerging markets worldw

How infrastructure will help cure healthcare

The healthcare market represents $3 trillion, almost 20 percent, of the U.S. economy. This market also is plagued by a level of gross inefficiency and under-performance largely unseen in any other ind

Silicon Valley Bank predicts a 2017 cure for the healthtech investment doldrums

Things are looking up for biotech and health device startups wanting to cash in on VC dollars or go public this year. According to Silicon Valley Bank’s latest report on healthcare investments a

Technology and today’s vast and immensely underserved mental health population

Someone in your life is suffering from a mental disorder right now. You may not know it, but it’s there. Indeed, one in five adults suffers from a mental disorder. Society has trained us to believe

Five industries that should take a cue from Netflix and crowdsource parts of its tech

By crowdsourcing for solutions using machine learning to utilize the abundant data available across these five industries, we can find relevant signals and patterns among the noise and make these indu

Heading for a national healthcare wallet

Later this year, Anthem, Cigna, Aetna and Humana will all argue their respective mergers don’t run afoul of antitrust laws. Aetna also announced it was pulling out of 538 of the 778 county health in

What ‘mobile’ should mean for healthcare

Ask a set of healthcare professionals about the future and they’ll answer: “Mobile.” But after a number of recent discussions with healthcare executives, I’ve noticed the industry is lacking a

DeepMind wants its healthcare AI to charge by results — but first it needs your data

Mark your Google calendars because from today 'Don't be evil' rides again, via the DeepMind AI division of the Alphabet ad giant, as a hippocratic assurance to 'Do no harm'...

Applying analytics to clinical data

Advanced technologies and the rapid adoption of electronic health records are enabling the physical world to merge with the digital, leading to explosive growth in the volume and quality of clinical d

The Pokémon Go influence on new tech

Pokémon Go has changed the trajectory of the world on a scale just slightly smaller than Google Search and Facebook -- but it will be felt through all industries in the coming years. It looks like a

The healing power of AI

Artificial intelligence originally aspired to replace doctors. Researchers imagined robots that could ask you questions, run the answers through an algorithm that would learn with experience and tell

CareSkore gets $4.3M to bring machine learning to preventive care

Among other things, CareSkore wants to use machine learning to anticipate mortality. However, the newly endowed platform is more than just a Facebook poll that tells you how you’ll meet your
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