Microsoft buying speech recognition firm Nuance in $16B deal

Microsoft, on an accelerated growth push, is buying speech recognition company Nuance in a deal worth about $16 billion. The acquisition will get Microsoft deeper into hospitals and the health care industry through Nuance’s widely used medical dictation and transcription tools. Microsoft will pay $56 per share cash. That’s a 23% premium to Nuance’s Friday closing price. The companies value […]

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CIO must-dos: reduce bureaucracy, boost patient experience, improve data governance

The C-suite executives who have successfully made it through the grueling last 12 months have come out on the other side with plenty of lessons they have learned and are now applying to make their healthcare provider organizations better. Cut down on bureaucracy, push healthcare faster, jump a higher bar for patient experience, follow the data to new answers, satiate […]

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ChristianaCare develops new Alexa Skill for home health patients

ChristianaCare this week announced the launch of its Home Care Coach, a HIPAA-eligible Alexa Skill aimed at meeting the needs of home health patients. The Home Health Coach, which the Delaware-based health system says was designed in collaboration with frontline caregivers, is a proactive care plan that patients can use through their Alexa smart speaker. WHY IT MATTERS Home healthcare acts […]

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MOH deploys Biofourmis’ remote monitoring platform for COVID-19 patients in Singapore

Biofourmis, a developer of digital therapeutics aimed at personalized care, announced that its Biovitals Sentinel platform has been deployed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Singapore to remotely monitor COVID-19-positive patients. This is to aid in early detection of deterioration and to enable clinicians and nurse teams to intervene early. The company’s Biovitals Sentinel solution is powered by their […]

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Cerner teams with Hospital IQ to expand predictive analytics for reopening

Cerner this week announced it is working with Hospital IQ, which specializes in automation technology, to help hospitals and health systems build out their clinical and operational predictive analytics capabilities. WHY IT MATTERS As health systems begin to reopen and reschedule surgeries and medical procedures that had been delayed by the coronavirus crisis, the collaboration aims to give health systems […]

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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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At HIMSS20, Philips to debut EMS system and AI capabilities for its HealthSuite

At HIMSS20, Philips (Booth 2701) will present its HealthSuite System of Engagement and debut new integrated artificial intelligence capabilities through the HealthSuite digital platform. The enhanced functionality is designed to help healthcare and life science organizations achieve set goals for realizing better health outcomes. And Philips will debut in the U.S. its IntelliSpace Corsium, a web-based clinical dashboard focused on pre-hospital monitoring. […]

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At HIMSS20, Cerner will be talking AI-powered voice technology

EHR kingpin Cerner at HIMSS20 will be showcasing technologies aimed at improving clinical documentation through the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. These technologies will include, but are not limited to, voice-assisted tools to help clinicians complete and fill in gaps in documentation. There will always be a need for clinical documentation, so Cerner is focused on how to […]

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Athenahealth’s take on HIMSS20 trends: primary care disruption, AI and competitive data access

Jessica Sweeney Platt, executive director of research at athenahealth, has quite a lot to think about in her role there. She has to stay on top of all of the fast-changing trends across healthcare, and dig deep into all sorts of clinical and administrative details to help guide the company’s strategy. Healthcare IT News asked Platt for some perspective on […]

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