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HealthCare

The opportunities and challenges of AI in health care

When we asked dozens of venture capitalists where they see the most potential for applied artificial intelligence, they unanimously agreed on health care. Technology has already been used to incrementally improve patient medical records, care delivery, diagnostic accuracy, and drug development, but with AI we could achieve exponential breakthroughs. […]

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Real-world data shows Abbott Freestyle users scan often, and that correlates with lower HbA1Cs

Abbott Diabetes Care shared some real-world evidence this morning at the International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes, bolstering clinical trial data about the effectiveness of the company’s Freestyle Libre device line. "We’re certainly committed to sharing as much information as is possible with our users and […]

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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 and exits, a conservative 2016 has set up 2017 for a hearty boom. Though biopharma M&A activity […]

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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 an expansion into more emerging markets worldwide. The investment is led by Tencent, the Chinese internet giant that led Practo’s $90 million Series C […]

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GPU-based Deep Learning Enhances Drug Discovery Says Startup

Sifting the avalanche of life sciences (LS) data for insight is an interesting and important challenge. Many approaches are used with varying success. Recently, improved hardware – primarily GPU-based – and better neural networking schemes are bringing deep learning to the fore. Two recent papers report the use of […]

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HealthReveal gets $10.8 million to bring machine learning to chronic condition care

New York City-based HealthReveal, which uses remote monitoring and data analytics to help payers and providers make sure patients get the treatments that line up with evidentiary guidelines, has raised $10.8 million in first-round funding. The round was led by GE Ventures with contributions from Greycroft Partners, Flare Capital […]

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LifeDojo gets $5.1 million for health behavior change platform

LifeDojo, a San Francisco-based health behavior change platform for employers, has raised $5.1 million in new funding. The round was led by Sodexo Ventures, the venture arm of French quality of life services company Sodexo, which also announced a major partnership with LifeDojo. Other participants in the round include […]

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Remote patient monitoring market grew by 44 percent in 2016, report says

The remote patient monitoring market saw a big jump in the last year, with 7.1 million patients in 2016 enrolled in some form of digital health program featuring connected medical devices as a core part of their care plan, according to new data . Swedish market research firm Berg […]

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