A new Blockchain platform has seemingly proven that it is possible to for AI to perform more accurate health diagnosis than human doctors, paving the way for a change in the way medical tests are performed.
Fresh off accusations of fraud from its own investors, Outcome Health has agreed to pay $2.9 million to settle a class-action lawsuit claiming the company continued to send automated text messages to users despite repeated requests to opt out of the service.
Such alerts remind clinicians about everything from a patient's drug allergies, to possible drug interactions, to dosing guidelines, to lab testing guidance. Clinicians can either follow the alerts' recommendations, override them, or ignore them.
Investment in digital health rose to its highest level for the first quarter of the year at $1.6 billion compared with $909 million for the same time last year, according to a new report by Rock Health. That figure reflected investment across 77 digital health deals, dominated by the category of disease diagnosis in terms of total investment and monitoring of disease category in terms of deal volume.
The first quarter of 2018 was light on mergers and acquisitions compared to previous quarters, but those that did crop up were significant, including major companies like Fitbit, Allscripts, Roche, and Johnson & Johnson.
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