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The UK’s National Health Service is launching an AI lab – TechCrunch

2019-08-08 techcrunch.com 97 healthtech

The UK government has announced it’s rerouting £250M (~$300M) in public funds for the country’s National Health Service (NHS) to set up an artificial intelligence lab that will work to expand the use of AI technologies within the service. The Lab, which will sit within a new NHS unit tasked with overseeing the digitisation of […]
NYU and Facebook team up to supercharge MRI scans with AI – TechCrunch

2018-08-20 techcrunch.com 84 healthcare healthtech

Magnetic resonance imaging is an invaluable tool in the medical field, but it's also a slow and cumbersome process. It may take an hour to complete a scan, during which time the patient, perhaps a child or someone in serious pain, must sit perfectly still. NYU has been working on a way to accelerat…
Babylon Health confirms $550M raise at $2B+ valuation to expand its AI-based health services – TechCrunch

2019-08-02 techcrunch.com 46 HealthTech healthcare chatbot

Babylon Health, the UK-based startup that has developed a number of AI-based health services, including a chatbot used by the UK’s National Health Service to help diagnose ailments, has confirmed a massive investment that it plans to use to expand its business to the US and Asia, and expand its R&D to diagnose more serious, […]
Demanding privacy, and establishing trust, in digital health – TechCrunch

2019-03-27 techcrunch.com 8 healthtech digitalhealth

In the increasingly digitized world of healthcare, how can all involved uphold their responsibilities, follow relevant laws and maintain the trust of patients when it comes to privacy?