Category Archives: Health Care

Pandemic Innovation Fund to Raise $100 Million

Jerusalem-based OurCrowd, the world’s largest crowdfunded-venture investment platform, plans to raise $100 million for its new Pandemic Innovation Fund, investing in technological solutions for the medical, business, educational and social needs triggered by global pandemics and other health emergencies. Read more … Continue reading

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Why Israel is the leader of the $100B medical marijuana market

Opening the CannaTech conference earlier this month, former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak quipped that Israel is now the “land of milk, honey and cannabis.” Given the recent performance of the cannabis-related stocks traded on the Tel-Aviv stock exchange (Barak is Chairman … Continue reading

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Deep Learning Algorithms from Zebra Medical Vision Provide Accurate and Timely Interpretation of Medical Images

“The past fifty years,” says Dr. Eric Topol in Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Medicine Human Again, “have introduced important changes to radiology. As the medium moved from analog to digital… the whole process, extending from films to … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence Startups in Healthcare

CB Insights: The startups [above] have raised more than $870M in aggregate funding since 2011. This year has seen some notable deals involving companies on the map: New York-based AiCure raised $12.3M in Series A funding and London-based health services … Continue reading

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Smart Watches and Healthcare (Infographic)

How your watch will save your life Infographic by Watches2U.

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Health Care and IT: The Long Road to Wellness

“The development of our information processing industry is basically governed by longer term super-cycles… Analyses of what computational environments will facilitate can be mind-boggling. To offer just one example, health care delivery will be revolutionized by 1990, with most large … Continue reading

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Big Data and Healthcare (Infographic)

From Steve Lohr’s @SteveLohr profile of Jeff Hammerbacher @hackingdata in the New York Times On the Case at Mount Sinai, It’s Dr. Data Jeffrey Hammerbacher is a number cruncher — a Harvard math major who went from a job as a Wall Street … Continue reading

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Home Monitoring mHealth Wearable Devices 2013-2019

ABI Research: Over the next 5 years, a new generation of elderly home care services will drive wearable device shipments to more than 44 million in 2019 up from just 6 million in 2013. In 2014 alone, shipments of wearable … Continue reading

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Strata Rx 2013: Big Data in Healthcare (Video)

I look forward to reporting from the Strata Rx 2013 conference in Boston later this week. Here is the co-chair of the event, Colin Hill of GNS Healthcare, taking to Donald Berwick, MD on the role of data in health … Continue reading

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Big Data Quotes: Disruptive Innovation?

“By definition, big data cannot yield complicated descriptions of causality. Especially in healthcare. Almost all of our diseases occur in the intersections of systems in the body. For example, there is a drug that is marketed by Elan BioNeurology called … Continue reading

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