COVID-19 pandemic opens up new frontiers for health data privacy

Healthcare IT News | April 08, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned up the volume of the ongoing debate around health data privacy across Europe. New frontiers are opening up daily as the European Commission and individual member states seek ways to engage digital technology in their efforts to contain the spread of the virus while adhering to the requirements of GDPR and the region’s exacting ePrivacy regulations. Against a background of widespread urgency, some countries have forged ahead without waiting for international efforts to provide a framework for sharing health data for the public good while preserving the principles of personal privacy.

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There is something to be said about the people who work to bring children the right drug, at the right time, in the right dosage form. They quietly go about their days and work to their fullest potential to contribute to the great work done at the hospital every day.

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There is something to be said about the people who work to bring children the right drug, at the right time, in the right dosage form. They quietly go about their days and work to their fullest potential to contribute to the great work done at the hospital every day.

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GE Healthcare | October 12, 2020

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Tegria Acquires KenSci in Order to Assist Healthcare Organizations in Gaining New Insights from Data

Tegria | June 28, 2021

Tegria announced today the purchase of KenSci, a leader in artificial intelligence systems and healthcare applications with origins in Microsoft's Azure4Research program and the University of Washington. KenSci, which was founded in 2015, has received recognition for its AI platform and solutions that integrate the latest descriptive and predictive analytics technology, assisting healthcare organizations in modernizing their workflows and powering a digital, data-driven, value-based healthcare system. Customers of KenSci, which include providers, payers, and medical device manufacturers, are using advanced analytics and artificial intelligence in their operational, clinical, and care workflows, thus enhancing care experiences and health outcomes. KenSci applications are based on responsible and explainable AI models that aid in making healthcare more efficient, fair, and accountable. Its services are cloud-based and built on Microsoft Azure. Customers of KenSci have also benefitted from the company's strong relationships with industry leaders. In 2020, Microsoft honored KenSci, its US Healthcare Partner of the Year. "Unlocking data to provide insights is the key to making healthcare better for everyone," said Wasif Rasheed, Providence's chief revenue and growth officer. Tegria is set to debut in October 2020. "KenSci has been assisting clients in getting more out of their data for many years, and they understand the critical roles that innovation and collaboration play in accelerating change across all aspects of care. KenSci, when combined with Tegria's industry expertise and a wide variety of solutions, has the potential to have a significant effect on healthcare worldwide. KenSci has arrived in Tegria, and we couldn't be happier." KenSci's AI-powered platform draws insights from data, resulting in improved patient experiences, more accurate diagnoses, and more efficient processes. KenSci automates data preparation across many sources, including real-time and unstructured data, and maps it into the industry-standard schema, preparing it for machine learning models. KenSci's platform is also designed to be versatile and customizable, allowing clients to build their applications. "If you can predict, you have the potential to influence and enhance health outcomes," stated Sudarshan Chitre, CEO of KenSci. "AI and advanced analytics technologies are changing how healthcare companies use data to enhance human health and care outcomes. Tegria will allow us to expedite this transition on a larger scale while also providing instant value to our clients via AI-driven insights. We are thrilled to be joining Tegria so that we may write the next chapter together." KenSci's technology is supported by substantial peer-reviewed research published by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), and other organizations. KenSci received HIMSS Health Innovation Awards in 2018 and 2019 and KLAS top ratings in healthcare AI in 2019 and 2020. KenSci was a Gartner Cool Vendor and a CMS AI Challenge finalist in 2019. KenSci is headquartered in Seattle and has offices in Singapore and India. With KenSci, Tegria can expand the breadth and depth in electronic health record optimization, managed services, revenue cycle management, and other areas. KenSci will continue to serve its existing client base while also working with its new colleagues on integrated solutions for the global healthcare industry. Tegria's financial advisor was Cascadia Capital, and its legal counsel was McDermott Will & Emery on this deal. Brentwood Capital Advisors served as the exclusive financial adviser for KenSci, while Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati acted as legal counsel. About Tegria Tegria, founded by Providence, is dedicated to creating health for a better world. Tegria assists healthcare organizations of all sizes in accelerating technological, clinical, and operational advancements that enable people to live the healthiest lifestyles possible. Tegria is a Seattle-based company with employees throughout the United States and internationally. It employs over 3,000 strategists, technologists, service providers, and scientists committed to providing value to customers.

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