Digital and AI

 

Top Doctors raises $13m to boost growth

Top Doctors, the third biggest doctor-booking platform in private healthcare after EU-based Doctolib and global player DocPlanner, has raised $13m to improve its digital tools and grow in key sectors. HBI chats with Alberto E. Porciani, CEO of Top Doctors to find out more.

Diaverum rolls out algorithm to predict thrombosis

Vascular access thrombosis is an expensive and painful complication for dialysis patients, with an incident rate of 0.11-0.5 episodes per patient per year. Global dialysis provider Diaverum has started to roll out an algorithm that can predict 75% of cases missed by current practices, enabling earlier interventions.

HBI 2021: Strict data laws threaten future provision in DACH

Strict, politically-driven, laws on the use of data in Germany means that the healthcare sector is struggling to equip itself sufficiently for the future demand of healthcare, delegates heard at HBI 2021 in a panel led by Stephan Rau, partner with McDermott, Will & Emery.

Babylon losing $0.4m a day as SPAC merger imminent

Babylon says it will complete its SPAC merger in mid-October, with the company reporting five-fold revenue growth in the first half. New American contracts have proved extremely lucrative for the UK-based telehealth company - but it expects to lose money for another two years. 

HBI 2021: Half UK hospitals use robots

Around five in ten hospitals in the UK use robotic surgery, while 65% of university hospitals in Strasbourg have less than two rooms equipped with robots. How diverse are healthcare systems across different geographies in adopting robots? At a session on digital transformation at HBI 2021, the panel asked: 'What is possible with robotic surgery today, and how is it impacting the market'?

HBI 2021: Building a digital health ecosystem

Europe has started to see the emergence of digital health ecosystems where remote consultation providers also add in e-prescription, B2C testing, monitoring, and more. L.E.K. Consulting explored the trend over a networking breakfast at HBI 2021.

HBI 2021: Next decade will be spent structuring data

It will take another decade for many healthcare providers to adequately structure their data in order to use AI to make a wide-ranging impact on patient outcomes. Most of the solutions in use today are still single-case, ranging from measuring body composition, detecting lung nodules and predicting the risk of a specific disease.

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