Biofourmis’ AI-fueled remote monitoring tech provides insights in fight against COVID-19

Biofourmis, a developer of digital therapeutics aimed at personalized care, says its technology is being used in a remote monitoring and disease surveillance program in Hong Kong involving patients with diagnosed or suspected novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The program, administered by The University of Hong Kong, also includes Hong Kong-based Harmony Medical, which is Biofourmis’ joint venture partner for the […]

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VA establishes new National Artificial Intelligence Institute

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has launched the National Artificial Intelligence Institute, with the aim of boosting the health and wellness of veterans through advanced AI and machine learning technologies. WHY IT MATTERS The institute will incorporate feedback from veterans and other partners across federal agencies, industry, nonprofits and academia, said VA officials. The goal is to “prioritize and […]

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NTT Data, Google Cloud co-developing new healthcare AI tools

NTT Data Services is working with Google Cloud to develop new analytics and AI technologies aimed at boosting the patient experience, streamlining operations and lowering costs for payers and providers. WHY IT MATTERS The two companies will collaborate on cloud-based digital tools to help providers harness data for improved patient outcomes and help payers better engage with their plan members, […]

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Intermountain launches new spinoff with focus on value-based care

Intermountain Healthcare has launched a new healthcare company with the aim of helping providers, payers, accountable care organizations and others manage the challenges of value-based reimbursement. WHY IT MATTERS The new company, named Castell, seeks to help these organizations speed their transition from volume to value-based care, with analytics, decision support and other innovative tools hatched at Intermountain. Rajesh Shrestha, […]

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For HIMSS19, Lightbeam Health Solutions debuts new pop health platform

Today, in advance of HIMSS19, Lightbeam Health Solutions is debuting Lightbeam 3.0, a new and what it labels improved population health management platform. “Version 3.0 represents the full end-to-end nature of population health management that we’ve always been working toward,” said Jorge Miranda, executive vice president at Lightbeam Health Solutions. “This release focuses on extending capabilities and ease of use […]

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UPMC's data mission: balance population health and precision medicine

As both provider and payer, UPMC is not just an IDS, it’s an IDFS – what Chief Innovation Officer Dr. Rasu Shrestha describes as an “integrated delivery financial system.” Managing those twin imperatives at such as high level means lots and lots of data. “We have a lot of data across the health services group,” said Shrestha. “Clinical data, a […]

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