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Augmedix Announces Additional $19 Million in Series B Funding

Augmedix announced today that it has received $19 million in Series B funding that includes investments from McKesson Ventures, Redmile Group, DCM Ventures, Wanxiang Healthcare Investments, and others. The company will use the funding to accelerate product development, including automation capabilities, and to strategically scale its...

Florida hospital launches 1st telehealth site at Publix Pharmacy

St. Augustine, Florida-based Flagler Health+ opened the first of about five telehealth clinics that the hospital plans to place at Publix pharmacies in St. Johns County, Florida. The telehealth kiosk is staffed remotely, either by local Flagler Health+ physicians or by American Well physicians. American Well,...

McKesson and Aetion Collaborate to Advance Cancer Research with Real-World Data

Aetion and McKesson have announced a strategic collaboration focused on advancing the use of real-world evidence (RWE) in cancer research. The goal of the collaboration is to benefit patients, regulators, the biopharma industry, and payers; it will provide best-in-class solutions in multiple tumor types, including...

GRAIL Announces Positive Validation Data for Its Multi-Cancer Early Detection Test

GRAIL, a health care company whose mission is to detect cancer early, announced new data validating the performance of its investigational multi-cancer early detection blood test for the first time in an independent cohort of participants. The results from the validation analysis demonstrates that GRAIL’s...

McKesson and Augmedix Expand Collaboration to Enhance the Doctor-Patient Relationship

McKesson Corporation has announced an expansion of its collaboration with Augmedix. Augmedix provides doctors with hardware—either a smartphone or Google Glass—to securely livestream clinic visits to its cloud-based platform. A combination of proprietary natural language processing technology and human expert teams process the livestream to ensure...

Can Artificial Intelligence Cut Docs’ Paperwork Burden?

The odds are good that doctors didn’t get into medicine so they could spend half their days, or more, writing chart notes. But that is the life of most physicians: half of their average workdays are spent entering data into EHRs and conducting clerical work,...