Category Archives: healthcare

Pandemic Tech Trends and Startups

At the OurCrowd Pandemic Innovation Conference on June 22, 2020, Stav Erez and Dr. Jonathan Wiesen presented the top 10 tech trends emerging from the current global pandemic Read more here

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Will a Worldwide Healthcare Data Platform Help Fight Future Pandemics?

To respond effectively to a global pandemic, governments need to have access to very large volumes of healthcare data, collected over a long period of time with patient privacy protected, and sourced from many locations and populations around the world. … Continue reading

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Travel During and After the Pandemic

Herzliya, Israel-based Pangea announced today a platform and a process with which governments worldwide can issue a smart card that facilitates entry into airport terminals and airplanes. The card has the holder’s photo, a digital signature, a chip, and a hologram, includes … Continue reading

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Covid Near You Helps Defeat the Invisible Enemy

“It is impossible to defeat an enemy that we cannot see,” says Bill Gates. Like many other observers and participants in the fight with COVID-19, Gates maintains that testing is critical for the reopening of the US economy, to identify new hot … Continue reading

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News from Israel about COVID-19 Vaccine and Finding High-Risk People

News from Israel today about rapid progress in developing a COVID-19 vaccine and in identifying people at the highest risk of severe COVID-19 complications. Read more here

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AI by the Numbers: Coronavirus, Business Impact, Consumer Attitudes

Recent surveys, studies, forecasts and other quantitative assessments of AI highlight the role AI plays in fighting the Coronavirus, the business impact of AI, and what the American public feels about it. Read more here

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Solving Coronavirus with Computer Power and Relevant Data

Can human ingenuity assisted by new and emerging technologies overpower Covid-19? Will faster processing of more—and more relevant—data, analyzed with the right models, yield better insights into mitigating the spread of future pandemics, designing effective treatments, and developing successful vaccines? … Continue reading

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Startup Nation and COVID-19

As the coronavirus came suddenly out of stealth mode, displaying a record-breaking adherence to Silicon Valley’s mantra of “scaling up,” shocked startup investors—watching the Bloomberg US Startups Barometer plunging more than 50% in 3 months—ask “what’s to be done now”? Read more … Continue reading

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Digital Health, AI, and Israel

The global outbreak of the new Coronavirus brought to our attention an inconvenient truth about influenza: The seasonal flu kills between 291,000 to 645,000 people worldwide each year. Still, a December 2019 survey found that 37% of US adults did not intend to get … Continue reading

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Best of 2019: How Israel Became a Medical Cannabis Leader

[April 29, 2019] 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 … Continue reading

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