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Nabla opens a health tech stack for patient engagement – TechCrunch

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After setting out to examine digital healthcare from the inside by launching its own women's health clinic as an app last year, French startup Nabla is executing the next step in a planned pivot to b2b -- announcing today that it's opened its machine learning tech stack to other digital health businesses and healthcare providers so they can offer what it bills as "personalized medicine". Nabla's AI-powered patient communications and engagement/retention platform is designed to support clinicians to deliver a more continuous, data-driven service, whether the client is offering real-time telehealth consultations or delivering a service to patients via asynchronous, text-based messaging. Nabla's messaging and teleconsultation communication modules sit as a layer atop the customer healthcare service, ingesting and structuring patient data -- with its machine learning software supporting clinicians with real-time prompts and visualizations, as well as offering ongoing patient outreach features to extend service provision. The startup argues its approach can improve medical outcomes by supporting healthcare professionals to be able to ask relevant questions during a consultation, based on the AI's ability to aggregate patient activity and surface contextually relevant data -- and afterwards, with features like automated transcription and by suggesting updates a clinician could make to a patient's medical file. It likens the platform's capabilities to having a really attentive family doctor who knows their patient's full medical history and situation -- and has a fault-less memory for all that detail.


Ambulatory surgery center's virtual care platform helps boost productivity and patient satisfaction

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The Surgical Center at Columbia Orthopaedic Group in Missouri, like so many ambulatory surgery centers across the country, does procedures today that are far more complex than those it did five years ago. "In the past, we haven't worried as much about coordinating care across the patient journey, from preoperative education to surgical aftercare," said Andrew Lovewell, administrator. "But as the sheer complexity of our procedures increased, we wanted our patients to have remote access to instructional videos and better connectivity with their care teams. "We didn't want to complete surgeries in a transactional way, without any intimacy or continued communication with the patient to ensure they were experiencing excellent results," he added. As one of the top surgery centers in the nation per Newsweek for both 2021 and 2022, The Surgical Center at Columbia Orthopaedic Group felt it was representative of its quality and reputation to create a system that improved the care it offered patients. "During the early stages of the pandemic, we had many patients that were afraid of going to physical therapy, and several facilities were shut down for extended periods," Lovewell recalled. "We knew we needed to create an environment of safety while still retaining control over our patients' recovery journey.


Google confirms Pixel Watch coming this fall and more digital health briefs

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After months of rumors, Google announced its own smartwatch, called the Pixel Watch, will be coming this fall. Although the tech giant has supported smartwatches through its wearable operating system and completed its acquisition of Fitbit last year, this is Google's first branded smartwatch. The Pixel Watch will have a circular, domed design made with recycled stainless steel and customizable bands. Even though the watch also has plenty of features not concerned with health tracking, Rick Osterloh, Google's senior vice president of devices and services, teased the Pixel Watch's "deep integration" with Fitbit that will include heart rate and sleep tracking as well as workout metrics users can measure against their goals. Meanwhile, Google is entering a crowded market for health-tracking wearables, with competitors like Apple, Amazon, Samsung, Withings and Garmin.


La veille de la cybersécurité

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Criminals are getting smarter and the healthcare industry is no exception. In 2021 alone, the Department of Justice (DOJ) recovered more than $5.6 billion from civil fraud and false claims cases. This is the DOJ's biggest haul since 2014, but a drop in the bucket compared to the estimated $380 billion is lost every year to fraud, waste, and abuse. These numbers add up to higher premiums and out-of-pocket expenses for consumers, as well as reduced benefits or coverage. What's more, relaxed telehealth mandates put into place during the COVID-19 pandemic, the increased digitization of health, and the emergence of telehealth platforms have made it easier than ever for fraudsters to operate are all contributing to a growing problem.



Firms partner to revolutionise telehealth in pharmacies across Africa

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As part of efforts towards making medications affordable and accessible in Africa, TytoCare has announced its partnership with mPharma, a technology-driven healthcare company building Africa's largest health management organisation. A statement issued by the companies on Wednesday, indicates that the partnership involves the integration of the TytoCare solution into mPharma's telehealth offerings which enables pharmacies to provide patients with enhanced remote care through in-depth, physical examinations. Both companies said the partnership will improve health care services to patients in Africa. It said the partnership was rolled out in June 2021 and that since then, over 8,000 people have been examined and treated by mPharma using TytoCare's platform. This spans around 35 pharmacies across Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, and Nigeria, the statement said, adding that the partnership will provide solace to patients on the continent due to lack of adequate health care facilities in some countries in the region. Majority of the Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in Nigeria are either abandoned or providing very limited services due to inadequate manpower.


Telehealth HMO hopeful Antidote Health grabs $22M series A

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The review leverages artificial intelligence to follow the patient journey and analyze the claim history related to an episode of care.


Cloud Transcribe Medical – Medical Speech to Text as SaaS

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All SaaS features and all Payment Gateways (Paypal Stripe Mollie Braintree Paystack Razorpay BankTransfer Coinbase) are available with Regular License. Description Cloud Transcribe Medical allows you to accurately transcribes medical terminologies such as medicine names, procedures, and even conditions or diseases. Cloud Transcribe Medical can serve a diverse range of use cases, from transcribing physician-patient conversations that enhance clinical documentation, to capturing phone calls in pharmacovigilance, or even subtitling telemedicine consultations. Cloud Transcribe Medical service uses a deep learning process called automatic speech recognition (ASR), provided by Amazon Web Services.


AWS Amazon Transcribe Medical – Medical Speech to Text Converter

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Description: Amazon Transcribe Medical is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service driven by state-of-the-art machine learning, the service accurately transcribes medical terminologies such as medicine names, procedures, and even conditions or diseases. Amazon Transcribe Medical can serve a diverse range of use cases, from transcribing physician-patient conversations that enhance clinical documentation, to capturing phone calls in pharmacovigilance, or even subtitling telemedicine consultations.Amazon Transcribe Medical is HIPAA eligble and prioritizes patient data privacy and security.Amazon Transcribe Medical is a scalable transcription service that lives in the cloud.


AI trends: Robotic Process Automation top term on Twitter in Q4 2021

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Verdict lists the top five terms tweeted on artificial intelligence (AI) in Q4 2021, based on data from GlobalData's Technology Influencer Platform. The top trends are the most mentioned terms or concepts among Twitter discussions of more than 150 AI experts tracked by GlobalData's Technology platform in Q4 2021. Common functions of RPA, and AI and machine learning (ML) allowing organisations to streamline their operations, were some popularly discussed topics on RPA in Q4 2021. Giuliano Liguori, CEO of Kenovy, an IT services and consulting company, further shared an article on understanding the use cases and applications of RPA across industries. The article highlighted how RPA is used by businesses to streamline customer or employee boarding, updating customer relationship management (CRM), and other processes and to feed data into systems to automatically extract relevant data.