Digital Transformation

Mayo Clinic, the Rochester, Minn.-based nonprofit healthcare organization, has launched the Clinical Data Analytics Platform that will use deidentified data and scientific literature to improve patient health.

Global venture capital funding in digital health dropped 6% in 2019, with 615 deals nabbing $8.9 billion in capital.

Virtual care provider Teledoc Health will acquire InTouch Health for the purchase price of $600M.

Google’s DeepMind AI system is better at detecting breast cancer than human experts, according to a new study published in Nature.

Electronic medical record products may have patient safety issues––even if they’re certified, according to a new study published in JAMA.

Several major technology companies have come under scrutiny for being granted access to some patient health data to develop new technologies and tools, but Americans may be more open to sharing their information in the name of innovation for specific purposes.

Partners Healthcare, an integrated healthcare system founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, has launched a five-year, $100 million digital health initiative to provide a number of new services for patients and boost digital innovation.

As more technology companies are working on healthcare solutions and developing new products, health information and patient data is becoming more valuable––and hospital executives are seeing a flood for requests, according to a report from CNBC.

The Department of Justice will probe Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of wearables company Fitbit, The New York Post reported, citing a source close to the situation.

Amazon’s online pharmacy business, PillPack, has integrated with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to help members of the health plan manage their medications.

One of the nation’s largest health insurers is using AI to help persuade patients to get their seasonal flu shot, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Amazon has launched a medical transcription service for clinical documentation, allowing doctors to transcribe conversations with patients into electronic health records.

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The United States has faced a growing shortage of physicians for some time. This long-term trend—coupled with the pandemic and increased imaging demand throughout 2021—have led to a highly competitive radiologist employment market at a time when practices find themselves short-staffed, overworked, and in need of relief.

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Medical malpractice claims are a significant source of anxiety for all radiologists. Unfortunately, decisions made in the heat of the moment, with the absolute best intentions, can still land a specialist in court.

   
   
   
   
   
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