Business meetings, educational courses and long-distance relationships can all be easier facilitated through the use of the internet and a webcam. Physician consulting is no different; telemedicine now promises to remotely diagnose and treat patients by means of telecommunication technology. While there are some drawbacks, including difficulty in properly physically assessing patients, patients can now access physicians across the country and receive medical opinions that would otherwise require a flight and other extraneous measures.
As healthcare becomes more and more digitized, connected devices are becoming better integrated into daily clinical practice. Robbie Greenglass, an investor at Waterline Ventures who focuses on early stage health tech ventures, says “the ability to connect to and gather data from patients is critical to advancing how we develop new therapies and treat chronic illnesses. We expect this connectivity as consumers, and now IoT is revolutionizing how we deliver care.”
Artificial Intelligence in healthcare is one of the biggest technological advances in medicine thus far. Healthcare providers are currently experiencing a colossal overload of data; yet, sifting through the all the information necessary on a time budget to make a data-based decision without machine learning is almost impossible. Here are the Top 5 AI In Healthcare companies who try to fix this dilemma:
Often, health conditions are left untreated or misdiagnosed as a result of a patient’s limited access to well-trained medical professionals in their area. InfiniteMD, a Cambridge-based healthcare startup, looks to solve this problem.
Each year, approximately 432,000 women die from heart disease. Women, however, only make up 25% of the participant pool in clinical trials based around heart research. The “Bloomer Bra” seeks to reshape the way research data is collected in cardiology.
Research done by NASA suggests that astronauts lose up to 2% bone mass per month in space. This is because of low level of force exerted on the skeleton in low-gravity conditions. However, research currently being conducted at the International Space Station with an idea from the Mass Challenge Alumnus LaunchPad Medical could soon be the answer to the bone density loss crisis affecting astronauts.
According to the CDC, over 28 million Americans are uninsured, and approximately 70 million Americans are covered by Medicaid. There is a growing, unmet need for access to specialists and primary care doctors in medically underserved communities. The MAVEN Project is on a mission to change this.