Healthcare Tech

The World Health Organization issued its first global report on artificial intelligence in late June, highlighting concerns of algorithmic bias in health care applications of AI. It accompanies a growing number of news stories exposing AI’s shortfalls. AI has come of age through the alchemy of cheap parallel (cloud) computing combined with the availability of
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During the pandemic, regulatory agencies deployed emergency measures left and right to speed care to patients. Today, that’s leaving the health care industry, and especially younger digital startups, in a tricky spot. Companies have benefited from the reduced regulatory burden of the pandemic — but it’s unclear how long they’ll get to ride the gravy
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You’re reading the web edition of STAT Health Tech, our guide to how tech is transforming the life sciences. Sign up to get this newsletter delivered in your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday.  A masked-up HIMSS gets underway The audiences are smaller and the exhibit hall far less crowded, but HIMSS, one of health tech’s biggest conferences, is
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For the first time, a team of researchers has published research into how a closed-loop insulin delivery system might help patients with type 2 diabetes manage their disease at home. The study, described in a new paper published Wednesday in Nature Medicine, included 26 patients who tested out a so-called artificial pancreas, which works by
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You’re reading the web edition of STAT Health Tech, our guide to how tech is transforming the life sciences. Sign up to get this newsletter delivered in your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday.  The acquisition race heats up in telehealth Amwell is spending $320 million to acquire a pair of companies — the digital mental health provider SilverCloud Health and Conversa, which uses
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Leveraging Food and Drug Administration regulations loosened during the pandemic, Happify Health, which is best known for its consumer wellness app, will launch new prescription-only software to treat depression. Happify, founded in 2012, recently announced it had raised $73 million to bolster its efforts in digital therapeutics, a space that is rapidly growing as well-funded
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Clinical decision support is one of digital health’s great promises. Faced with a surplus of information about a patient’s history and symptoms, algorithms built into electronic health records can provide important alerts and reminders, automated prescription suggestions, and even diagnostic support — hopefully, helping patients receive the right care. But those systems don’t always hold
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Several artificial intelligence algorithms developed by Epic Systems, the nation’s largest electronic health record vendor, are delivering inaccurate or irrelevant information to hospitals about the care of seriously ill patients, contrasting sharply with the company’s published claims, a STAT investigation found. Employees of several major health systems said they were particularly concerned about Epic’s algorithm
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You’re reading the web edition of STAT Health Tech, our guide to how tech is transforming the life sciences. Sign up to get this newsletter delivered in your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday.  A glimpse behind Epic’s AI firewall Epic Systems has mounted an aggressive push in recent years to spur the adoption of algorithms to predict everything
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Editor’s note: A livestream of the conversation will be embedded below at 1 p.m. ET. Every week, STAT+ subscribers get access to exclusive conversations with biotech, pharma, and health tech leaders. This week, STAT news editor Megan Thielking will be joined by STAT’s national technology correspondent, Casey Ross. They will be discussing the findings of
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You’re reading the web edition of STAT Health Tech, our guide to how tech is transforming the life sciences. Sign up to get this newsletter delivered in your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday.  Biden goes after medical misinfo  YouTube rolled out new features Monday to prevent the spread of medical misinformation, including “health information panels” to identify the sources of
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