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As it hits $100 million run rate, The Pill Club adds former Uber exec Liz Meyerdirk as CEO

Liz Meyerdirk made a name for herself at Uber as the Senior Director & Global Head of Business Development for the company’s Uber Eats business and she’s now turning her attention to women’s health as the new chief executive of The Pill Club.
The move comes at a perilous time for the remote delivery of women’s healthcare as the Supreme Court has taken steps to limit the provision of sexual healthcare to women in recent months.
“Women’s health care has never been more tested than right now,” Meyerdirk noted in a blog post announcing her new …

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With New Healthcare Tech Relying on Data Sharing, Trust is Required 

Doctor showing senior patient how to synchronize health app in smartphone and smartwatch
By AI Trends Staff  
On the verge of a new era of healthcare in which AI can combine with data sharing to deliver many new services, healthcare organizations need to earn the trust of patients that their data will be used properly. 
That was a message delivered by speakers on healthcare and AI topics at the Consumer Electronics Show held virtually last week.  
Christina Silcox, Policy Fellow at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
Issues related to data bias and explainability surfaced quickly.  A major issue with …

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Google Move Into Healthcare Leveraging its AI Getting More Pronounced  

With the acquisition of over 55 digital health startups and its prowess in AI, Google seeks to disrupt the $3 trillion healthcare industry. (Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash) 
By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor  
Google is making a more pronounced move into healthcare, leveraging its power to acquire companies and to use AI technology to disrupt the industry.  
From an investment point of view, the company’s move has attracted attention. Google now has 57 digital health startups in its portfolio, according to a recent account in The Motley Fool. While the November 2019 acquisition of Fitbit generated headlines, “its investments and …

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How AI is Helping with COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout and Tracking 

Covid-19 Coronavirus Vaccine vials in a row macro close up
By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor  
AI has been employed since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic to track the spread of positive cases, to crunch through thousands of scientific papers to search for treatment options and to help develop a vaccine. Now AI and other digital tools are being deployed to manage complex supply chains for the vaccine. 
With the third highest number of coronavirus cases in Europe after France and Italy, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, the UK is the first country to distribute …

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