Thursday, August 6, 2020

AI in healthcare: From data gaps to data democratization

Note: This article is the second of a two-part series. The quotes in this article have been edited and condensed for clarity. In the panel, “The Data Problem in Scaling Artificial Intelligence” in Healthcare at the recent MedCity CONVERGE conference, experts from big pharma and health tech discussed opportunities and challenges posed by the data underpinning AI tools. Panelists...

London-based Babylon Health raises $550 million megaround

Babylon Health, a London-based company which uses AI technology to diagnose potential health issues, has raised $550 million in a funding round that values it at more than $2 billion. The multinational cohort of investors was led by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund and included participation by global reinsurance company Munich Re, Swedish investment...

New study scrutinizes hospitals’ therapy dog programs

New research has found that patients who spent more time with therapy dogs increased their risk of contracting the superbug MRSA—a warning to hospitals that haven't examined policies surrounding the popular programs.The Associated Press first reported that researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health last...

Allergan to divest two drugs to satisfy regulators in $63B acquisition by AbbVie

A drugmaker in one of the largest acquisition deals announced last year is offloading an investigational treatment for autoimmune disease and an approved drug for a pancreatic disorder in order to satisfy federal antitrust requirements. Chicago-based AbbVie and Dublin-based Allergan both said Monday that Allergan would divest rights to two drugs, brazikumab and Zenpep...

Appeals court upholds ACA risk adjustment

A federal appeals court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act’s risk adjustment methodology, overturning a case brought forward by a New Mexico-based insurance cooperative. New Mexico Health Connections (NMHC) originally filed suit in 2018, saying the risk adjustment methodology penalized small insurers. District Judge James Browning ruled in NMHC’s favor, saying the...

Biogen teams up with Sangamo in gene therapy deal worth up to $2.7B

A large biotech is partnering with a firm developing cell and gene therapies on treatments for neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Biogen said Thursday afternoon after markets closed that it had partnered with Brisbane, California-based Sangamo Therapeutics in a deal that could be worth up to $2.7 billion. The partnership will...

Parexel, Datavant partner on using real-world data in clinical trials

A firm in Vivek Ramaswamy’s family of companies has formed a partnership with one of the world’s largest contract research organizations around real-world data in clinical trials. Durham, North Carolina-based CRO Parexel and San Francisco-based Datavant said Wednesday that they had formed a multi-year partnership to connect real-world data across the clinical trials Parexel...

5 ways Millennials and Gen Z are revolutionizing the healthcare industry

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The healthcare industry is changing as younger generations demand a more flexible, efficient, convenient system. Research by Accenture revealed the extent to which millennials and Gen Z feel dissatisfied with the current healthcare industry in the United States. The company’s 2019 Digital Health Consumer Survey questioned more than 2,000 respondents across different age groups...

Cleveland Clinic and American Well form telemedicine joint venture

A new digital health company is being launched by two well-known names in healthcare: the Cleveland Clinic and telemedicine company American Well. The joint venture — called The Clinic and based in Cleveland— will leverage the hospital expertise of Cleveland Clinic providers and the telemedicine platform devised by American Well to deliver virtual care...

Joomla 3.9’s Privacy Tools Drive GDPR and Regulatory Compliance

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Joomla, one of the World's most popular Open Source CMS (Content Management Systems) has announced the release of Joomla 3.9.Joomla 3.9As a collaborative community-driven software release, Joomla 3.9 reflects and incorporates global user feedback gathered through extensive community surveys, Joomla forum posts and feature requests. Joomla have...
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