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All signals pointing to home care
auction for means good healthUsing analytics to support home care . It’s also proxying where those bidders come from Amazon To CVS To united health group — Puck believes the country’s trillions of healthcare businesses are heading next. Home is clearly seen as the next frontier, and Signify’s hefty bid is sure these companies will get there. It shows that we believe the only way to get there is through better and bigger data. No one knows how the auction will unfold. New suitors can swoop in out of nowhere, or everything can fall apart.
AI Brings New Hope to Parkinson’s Disease Research
A new AI system shows the potential to diagnose Parkinson’s disease by analyzing respiratory data. The ability to infer states is described in new research led by US researchers. Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyThe system, trained on respiratory data collected from about 12,000 nights of sleep, was able to accurately flag patients with Parkinson’s disease and distinguish them from those with Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers are working on a follow-up study to see if AI can detect Parkinson’s disease earlier than traditional methods that rely on subjective assessment by experts.
One reason for optimism is that MIT has successfully acquired respiratory data from wireless radio transmitters placed in patient bedrooms. This eliminates the need for clunky sleep belts with tubes that pull out during the night. Casey has the full story.
Black engineers are eradicating bias in pulse oximeters
During the pandemic, pulse oximeters have become an even more ubiquitous medical tool. However, clip-on devices used to monitor the amount of oxygenated blood in a patient’s finger do not work well for darker-skinned individuals, leading to inaccurate readings and delayed treatment. and other disparities. It’s a problem some black engineers are trying to solve with next-generation tech that’s less sensitive to skin color. “He has only one real solution to the problem of inaccurate pulse oximeters,” said Thomas Valley, a pulmonologist at the University of Michigan. “And it’s about having a better pulse oximeter that you can rely on regardless of skin tone.” See his colleague Usha McFarling’s report for more on their efforts.
Mystery rounds and news releases
- akiri interactive Completed merger with SPAC Social Capital Subletta Holdings Co., Ltd. It opened trading on the Nasdaq under the symbol AKLI on Friday and yesterday. The therapeutic video game maker closed the first day at just over $7 after opening at $36.
- Slower pace than last year, but late round: heart-monitoring company alive core reported a series F round led by GE Healthcarebut refused to specify its size. Khosla Ventures, Bold Capital Partners, Qualcomm VenturesWhen WP Global Partner.
- consumer health company Thirty Madison has hit layoffs again, cutting another 10% of its workforce after laying off 24 in May.
- health data broker data band Expanding partnerships with analytics companies clarify healthDatavant’s Record Link enables life sciences companies to connect their own data from clinical trials to other sources, such as specialty pharmacy data.
- trial library Launched from stealth with a $5 million funding round led by Lux Capital Partner Deena Shaquille. Oncology clinical trial companies support patient recruitment by providing physicians with lists of trials in which patients may be eligible.
- Patient ride-on service uber healthclaims a 71% increase in bookings from the end of 2020 to the end of 2021, with 3,000 customers in the US, and has announced an expansion into Australia.
see who was hired
- Electronic medical record giant Epic Systems Loses Alia Sulaiman, Corporate Counsel and Director of Health Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Retiring to Join Law Firm McDermott Will & Emery As a partner of our Los Angeles healthcare practice.
- said Lon Binder, former chief technology officer of city block health When warby parker, play the same role in Opheliaa startup that provides digital medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders.
what we are reading
- Zapping the brain with electricity has been shown to improve short-term and long-term memory, STAT in older adults
- FTC threatens to sue company for allegedly revealing abortion clinic visits, Washington Post
- A dad took pictures of a naked toddler for the doctor.Google flagged him as a criminal, New York Times
- How Machine Learning and Automation Can Solve Biomanufacturing Scale-Up Challenges, STAT First Opinion