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19 Mar 2017 Startup Grind Hosts Fort Lauderdale 2017 Kickoff With Don Cook [61474]
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017: 6:00 PM to ..

Broward College Downtown Center - Ft. Laudersale

Don Cook is the CMO and Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives at Broward College. Don previously served as CMO at The company was acquired in '10 by Taleo for $125 million. He served as VP of Product Marketing at Taleo until acquisition by Oracle in '12 for $1.6 billion. Most recently, Don was co-founder at, the healthcare 1st cloud-based e-health record for hospitals.

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17 Mar 2017 Advances In AI And Ml Are Reshaping Healthcare [61504]
TechCrunch, March 17th, 2017

"The healthcare technology sector has given rise to some of the most innovative startups in the world, which are poised to help people live longer, better lives. The innovations have primarily been driven by the advent of software and mobility, allowing the health sector to digitize many of the pen and paper-based operations and processes that currently slow down service delivery...

More recently, we're seeing software become far more intelligent and independent. These new capabilities - studied under the banner of artificial intelligence and machine learning - are accelerating the pace of innovation in healthcare. Thus far, the applications of AI and ML in healthcare have enabled the industry to take on some of its biggest challenges in these areas: ..."
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16 Mar 2017 IBM Watson Health to Integrate MedyMatch Technology into Cognitive Imaging Offerings to Help Doctors Identify Head Trauma and Stroke [61585]
IBM, March 16th, 2017

MedyMatch Application to Help Doctors Identify Head Trauma and Stroke...

MedyMatch Technology announced a collaboration with IBM Watson Health to bring MedyMatch's A.I.-based clinical decision support application to imaging experts working in hospital emergency rooms and other acute care settings to help doctors identify instances of intracranial bleeding as a result of head trauma and stroke. Initially, IBM Watson Health's Imaging group will distribute the MedyMatch brain bleed detection application globally through its vendor neutral sales channels. Moving forward, IBM Watson Health and MedyMatch will develop interoperability between MedyMatch's application and IBM Watson Health Imaging's offerings.
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16 Mar 2017 IDx and IBM Watson Health Forge Alliance for Eye Health [61586]
IBM, March 16th, 2017

IBM Watson Health and IDx, LLC announced a five-year strategic alliance to advance eye health through cognitive computing applications. The alliance aims to help primary care providers, hospitals, health systems, and integrated delivery networks deliver value-based care to patients with diabetic retinopathy and other serious eye conditions such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. The alliance expands IBM Watson Health's focus on eye health.

The alliance leverages more than a decade of IDx's ophthalmic image analysis work and IBM's cognitive healthcare offerings and global reach. As part of the alliance, IBM Watson Health has the option to distribute IDx offerings. Initially, IBM Watson Health intends to distribute IDx-DR -- an automated solution for diabetic retinopathy screening currently available in the 31 countries that comprise the European Economic Area. IBM Watson Health may expand its distribution of IDx-DR to Australia, Canada, and the United States upon regulatory approvals of the product.
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13 Mar 2017 IBM Helps Fight Dengue and Zika [61589]
IBM, March 13th, 2017

Applies data analytics and mobile technology know-how to address mosquito-borne diseases in Taiwan and Panama ...

IBM is helping Taiwan and Panama battle dengue fever and the Zika virus, two mosquito-borne illnesses that have also caused concern in the United States.

The collaborations with public health agencies in Panama and Taiwan were performed as part of IBM's Health Corps initiative, a new, pro bono consulting program that aims to help improve public health throughout the world.

For the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC), IBM helped create computer models that might be useful in predicting the effect of interventions to fight dengue fever. Dengue fever is a major cause of death in the tropics and subtropics. Globally, it is the most rapidly spreading mosquito-borne virus, increasing 30-fold worldwide over the past 50 years. In Taiwan, from 2003 to 2013, there were less than 2,000 annual cases. However, significant outbreaks have occurred Taiwan during recent years, with tens of thousands of new cases.
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