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Allscripts Acquires NantHealth Patient Engagement Assets

Allscripts recently acquired a portion of NantHealth’s heath IT assets after the latter reported $70 million in losses. NantHealth CEO and Chairman Soon-Shiong, MD, stated the deal with Allscripts and subsequent lay-offs are part of an effort to maintain a focus on improving the health IT company’s artificial intelligence (AI) and cancer solutions.

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Tech startup FreightBro’s target: revolutionising the trillion-dollar international freight industry

FreightBro leverages technology to enable freight forwarders to make data-driven decisions, predict changes in the market and provide better value to shippers.

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NantHealth to cut 300 employees, will sell some assets to Allscripts

Los Angeles billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong’s NantHealth Inc. said it would cut about 300 employees and sell some assets as the biotech company looks to focus on artificial intelligence for cancer treatment.

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Medical Device Used in ‘Star Trek’ Is Now a Reality

“DxtER is the first consumer-friendly mobile health device to combine vital sign monitoring with an extensive diagnostic testing menu, and it could lead to a huge leap forward in patient care,” said AACC Chief Executive, Janet B. Kreizman, in a press statement. The device uses artificial intelligence, based in part on knowledge from clinical emergency medicine, to analyze data gathered via patient questionnaires and sensors to provide a quick assessment of the subject’s health.

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Singapore logistics startup Yojee raised another S$3mn

Yojee ​keeps storming forward with investments coming in to give the company long term funding for its ​blockchain, AI and machine learning ​backed value added innovation logistics technology.

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SA’s hearX Group crowdfunding campaign oversubscribed

South African e-health startup the hearX Group has smashed its fundraising target after launching an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for its new product hearScope, a smartphone device for testing hearing. Disrupt Africa reported last week the hearX Group had launched a campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for hearScope – a smartphone-attached pen that visualises the eardrum with artificial intelligence-backend analyses for diagnosis of ear disease. It is simple enough for parents to use on their kids.

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Buoy Snags $6.7M for Chatbot, as A.I. Pushes Further Into Healthcare

On Wednesday, the Boston-based startup announced it raised $6.7 million in a Series A funding round led by F-Prime Capital Partners, a Cambridge, MA-based venture capital firm affiliated with Fidelity Investments. Other investors in the round include New York-based FundRx and individual investors. Le says Buoy has now raised a total of $9.2 million from investors. The company sits at the intersection of several trends, including the proliferation of software tools geared toward helping patients be more proactive in their care, and a push to apply artificial intelligence-related technologies to healthcare.

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Online logistics pricing startup Cargonexx expands in Europe

Hamburg-based online logistics pricing start-up Cargonexx is expanding rapidly across Europe. It was founded in 2016 by Rolf-Dieter Lafrenz and Andreas Karanas and its business model is based on big data, artificial intelligence and one-click trading of loads. The objective of Cargonexx is to offer a solution to dead-head mileage and thereby support the reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

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Open-source Morpheo Platform to Use Artificial Intelligence to Help Diagnose Sleep Disorders

Neurotechnology startup Rythm is building Morpheo, an open-source and secure initiative to help develop machine learning models for automatic and predictive diagnosis of sleep disorders.Morpheo will explore and provide sleep clinicians with a free online software that will automatically analyze sleep patterns and help improve and speed diagnosis related to sleep.

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