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The entrepreneurs who think AI could help save the NHS

Health workers lose about 14 hours a week to paperwork instead of spending time with patients. Tech promises to cut this and restore the work-life balance. It was another head-spinning week in the world of artificial intelligence. San Francisco-based OpenAI unveiled an updated model that translates languages in real time and tutors children in algebra. A day later, Google boss Sundar Pichai hired a 22,000-seat concert venue in Mountain View to reveal two hours of advances of a technology that

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Impact of Electronic Health Record Use on Cognitive Load and Burnout Among Clinicians: Narrative Review

The cognitive load theory suggests that completing a task relies on the interplay between sensory input, working memory, and long-term memory. Cognitive overload occurs when the working memory’s limited capacity is exceeded due to excessive information processing. In health care, clinicians face increasing cognitive load as the complexity of patient care has risen, leading to potential burnout. Electronic health records (EHRs) have become a common feature in modern health care, offering improved access to data and the ability to provide

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Medical AI assistant startup TORTUS raises £3.3m

TORTUS, a London-based startup using generative AI to assist clinicians with time-consuming admin tasks, has raised $4.2m (£3.3m). Founded in 2022 by a cardiologist and a machine learning engineer, TORTUS has built a platform, called Operating System Leverage in Electronic Records (OSLER), which can automate documentation and administrative workflows for medical professionals….

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TORTUS raises US$4.2m from Khosla Ventures for AI Assistants

AI start-up TORTUS has raised US$4.2m in a funding round led by Khosla Ventures to bring AI assistants to Great Ormond Street Hospital London-based generative AI start-up TORTUS was founded in 2022 by cardiologist Dr Dom Pimenta and machine learning engineer Christopher Tan. TORTUS’s platform, O.S.L.E.R. (‘oz-ler’: Operating System Leverage in Electronic Records), uses AI to assist clinicians in a variety of time-consuming everyday tasks, with the goal of eliminating burnout and human error from healthcare…

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TORTUS secures $4.2m to give every clinician a personal AI assistant

Generative AI startup TORTUS has secured $4.2 million from Khosla Ventures to help in its goal of giving every clinician an AI assistant to automate the clinical documentation process. The company’s O.S.L.E.R (Operating System Leverage in Electronic Records) product helps clinicians with time-consuming administrative tasks, freeing them up to spend more time on patient care. It can automate the clinical documentation process, ready for a final sign-off by the clinician. By listening to the clinician’s conversation with a patient and

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13 digital health startups to watch, according to investors

While the kind of free-flowing cash that saw digital health scaleups like Kry, Cera and Doctolib raise nine-figure sums during 2022 might’ve dried up, VCs are still making shrewd bets on startups in the sector.  The biggest raise of 2023 so far has been digi-physical health platform Patient21’s €70m Series C, in May. Spotify’s Daniel Ek also raised €60m for his Swedish preventative care startup Neko in July. Compatriot Corti, which has an AI health assistant, brought in the same amount

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Building a next generation AI co-pilot for doctors.

TORTUS are revolutionizing healthcare with their next generation AI co-pilot for doctors, OSLER. In today’s world, doctors spend as much time on computers as they do with patients, 4.5 hours a day, clicking the mouse 4,000 times per shift. This inefficiency costs the US $140bn a year and contributes to physician burnout and growing waiting lists…

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