Business Intelligence

A university, health system and tech giant are piloting the use of deep learning with IoT and edge computing to block COVID-19 from infiltrating a 548-bed hospital.

Almost half the 540-participant cohort is already using at least one form of AI.

Almost twice as many healthcare leaders anticipate a fairly fast return on their AI investment than had that expectation two years ago—59% now vs. 31% then. And only 5% aren’t currently recruiting workers with skills to help make it happen.

The cybersecurity arm of the Department of Homeland Security is urging hospitals and other healthcare providers to brace for ransomware attacks during the present surge of COVID-19 cases.

*The list also includes virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D printing. Links lead to announcements as sent by the companies.

In baseball terms—this is a World Series week, after all—Jvion batted a cool .533.

Compared with other major industries, healthcare believes itself to be at significantly lower risk for data breaches now than when the COVID crisis began prompting employers to let staff work from home.

The company’s work with Anthem-affiliated health plans, in particular, is expected to prosper as a result of this additional funding.

A popular and fast-growing consumer healthcare company rooted in technology intends to go public with an initial offering of $100 million in shares.

The new project includes, among other things, key detection models and augmented reality microscopes. 

Google Cloud is injecting $100 million into a supplier of telehealth platforms, partly to build out AI systems for helping hospitals remotely handle patient inquiries, intake and triage.

A healthcare AI startup has introduced software that will let drugmakers market their wares directly to individual consumers without uncovering anyone’s actual identity.