AI in Healthcare News and Updates

Our monthly report on AI, ML, DL, and NLP in healthcare looks at who, what, where, and how the use of artificial intelligence is changing healthcare for the better. We will bring you some of the latest news and product information along with thought leader posts and our AI playlist of episodes from Healthcare NOW Radio.

In the News

AION Labs Launches AI Startup Addressing Drug Trial Improvement
AION Labs (@AionLabs), the first-of-its-kind innovation lab spearheading the adoption of AI technologies and computational science to solve therapeutic challenges, announced the formation of OMEC.AI, the lab’s first startup approved by the Israel Innovation Authority. The new company will develop AI-powered solutions to analyze pre-clinical data and identify gaps in efficacy and safety to improve the probability of success of drug candidates in clinical trials.

Qventus Recognized in 2022 Gartner® Hype Cycle™ Report for Real-Time Health System Technologies
Qventus (@Qventus), a provider of AI-powered software for care operations automation, has been recognized in a 2022 Gartner® Hype Cycle™ report. Qventus was cited as a Sample Vendor in the Hype Cycle for Real-Time Health System Technologies (RTHS) report in two categories: RTHS Platform and Process Automation for healthcare.

Iterative Scopes Receives FDA Clearance for AI-Assisted Polyp Detection Device SKOUT™ 
Iterative Scopes, a pioneer in precision medicine technologies for gastroenterology, and Provation, the premier software and SaaS provider of clinical productivity and workflow automation solutions, announced that SKOUT™ has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for adults undergoing colorectal cancer screening or surveillance. SKOUT, a real-time computer-aided polyp detection device developed by Iterative Scopes, uses advanced computer vision technology designed to recognize suspicious tissue and provide real-time feedback to gastroenterologists. The device was evaluated in the largest U.S.-based multicenter clinical study for a computer aided polyp detection (CADe) device completed to date, which determined that SKOUT significantly improved overall adenoma detection in screening and surveillance colonoscopy compared to standard colonoscopy.

Novo Nordisk and Microsoft collaborate to accelerate drug discovery and development using big data and artificial intelligence
Novo Nordisk (@novonordisk) and Microsoft have entered a new strategic collaboration to combine Microsoft’s computational services, cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) with Novo Nordisk’s drug discovery, development and data science capabilities. Through the partnership, Microsoft is providing AI technology, foundational science models and expertise and is working alongside Novo Nordisk’s data scientists and domain experts from early research and development areas to accelerate Novo Nordisk’s R&D.


Personal Health Assistant, Renee, Launches to Make Healthcare as Easy and Supportive as a Devoted Loved One
Renee (@reneehealthapp), the first-ever healthcare assistant that combines human support with advanced AI to alleviate the burdens of healthcare, announced the nationwide rollout of its platform. Founded by Dr. Renee Dua and Nick Desai, the visionary founders of the leading doctor house call company, Heal, Renee unifies the healthcare experience in a long overdue effort to give Americans, especially the aging population, the help they desperately need. Upon the initial 1.0 launch, services Renee will provide include managing the scheduling of all of a patient’s doctor appointments, booking rides to and from the doctor’s office, providing reminders for appointments & routine prescriptions, and free delivery of most routine prescription medications right to the member’s door.

Perimeter Medical Imaging AI Announces Commercial Placement of Perimeter S-Series OCT within National Healthcare Provider System
Perimeter Medical Imaging AI, Inc. (@PerimeterMed) announced the commercial placement of its flagship Perimeter S-Series OCT system at a hospital that is part of a major national healthcare system and one of the largest healthcare networks in North Texas. Perimeter is a medical technology company driven to transform cancer surgery with ultra-high-resolution, real-time, advanced imaging tools to address high unmet medical needs.

AGS Health Launches Artificial Intelligence Platform for End-to-End Revenue Cycle Management
AGS Health (@AGS_Health), a revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions provider and strategic growth partner to some of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S., announces the launch of the AGS AI Platform, a connected solution that blends artificial intelligence (AI) and automation with award-winning human-in-the-loop services and expert support to maximize revenue cycle performance.

To Read

At the Intersection of AI and Cancer Care – By John Halamka, M.D. & Paul Cerrato, Mayo Clinic Platform (@MayoPlatform) – If your clinician can be replaced by AI, your clinician should be replaced by AI – you must have heard this before. Diagnostic skill is a combination of empathy, active listening, respect, ethics, and knowledge. Since AI techniques can augment clinician knowledge, the key is finding the right balance between human effort and AI innovation.

6 Areas Where Digital Health, AI are Transforming Healthcare – By Nancy Mitchell, RN, Symplr (@symplr) – When most people think about artificial intelligence (AI)-driven digital transformations in healthcare, they imagine robots replacing everyone and everything—from doctors, nurses, and devices, to traditional hospitals and healthcare centers. Turns out it’s not quite so. Technology, and AI in particular, is proliferating in medicine. But it doesn’t sweep away the need for human connection in patient-provider relationships; it only enhances it. While some fear AI, others see advantages of the latest developments in this space and make the best use of them.

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