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How does a medical professional stay aware of the right procedures and treatments for patient ailments in the modern world? While many often rely on experience, there is another way that could have life-saving consequences. The trick is, it relies heavily on the power of artificial intelligence (AI).
New York-based medical startup H1 released a new update to its HCP Universe platform today to inject a dose of healthcare AI into medical intelligence. The HCP Universe platform is currently used by medical affairs teams at life sciences companies, which make sure doctors are aware of and use the latest science and medicine.
With HCP Universe, medical affairs teams can target the right doctors and educate them about the latest and most important medical treatments and which patients should receive that treatment.
“Our mission for this product is to make sure that the latest medicine is used on the right patients, so that patients get the right treatment,” Ariel Katz, H1 cofounder and CEO, told VentureBeat.
Using healthcare AI to improve adoption of new treatments
For H1, the use of healthcare AI is all about providing the intelligence to help medical affairs people find the right doctors – proactively.
“What we have done in the past is provide a platform for users to go and search and find doctors for a specific field or treatment, but that’s not the right thing to do,” Katz explained.
Instead, identifying and reaching the right doctors in a given field of medicine is key. Katz said that the updated HCP Universe platform has AI-powered features to highlight and help drive evidence-based medicine usage around the world.
The hardest part of making the data actionable for medical affairs, Katz explained, was relating the data together and putting it in the right taxonomies. For example, if a user searches for “obesity,” there are any number of medical people that could be involved, including endocrinologists, dieticians or even psychiatrists.
“If a patient searches for obesity, they don’t just want to find a doctor that specializes in diets, they want to find one that is relatable to that person’s needs,” Katz said. “So it’s relating the data together and then the machine learning libraries learn from user behavior to drive relevance.”
Why a graph database wasn’t enough
The idea of connecting relationships together is a common concept in graph databases. In fact, the HCP Universe platform is built with a graph database. But on its own, Katz said that his company has discovered that this is not accurate enough when it comes to important healthcare treatment decisions.
“If a recommendation engine is 80% accurate for a restaurant where you just want a bagel, you’re probably happy,” Katz said. “If it is 80% accurate and you’re trying to find a doctor and you should have been diagnosed with cancer, that’s not okay.”
With the machine learning libraries, H1 is able to learn from the data and can correlate complex relationships that the graph database doesn’t identify on its own. H1 uses AWS machine learning tools, including Sagemaker, to help power its healthcare AI efforts, Katz said.
When H1 launched, Katz noted that the biggest problem it had to solve was aggregating and collecting sources of information on medical professionals.
“We started by solving a data problem first and making sure all the information is accurate, trustworthy and reliable,” Katz said. “The next generation, which is what we’re launching, is how do you actually make it smart and turn that data into insights?”
Looking forward, H1 will be training its AI to provide clinical quality scores for medical professionals. For example, if a user wants to identify the best medical professional for treating bladder cancer, the system will help identify the best doctor based on multiple factors, including patient surveys and hospital readmission rates, among other pertinent factors.
“This information, on who is a better doctor and what’s a better hospital, will change the experience for many people who are engaged with the healthcare ecosystem,” Katz said.
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‘She-Hulk’ Release Schedule: When Does Episode 9 Hit Disney Plus?
The current Marvel series dropping weekly episodes on Disney Plus is almost over. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is a half-hour scripted comedy about Jennifer Walters (played by the incredible Tatiana Maslany), the Hulk’s equally green cousin.
The first season consists of nine episodes. Six are directed by Kat Coiro and the other three by Anu Valia, with Jessica Gao as head writer. Originally, She-Hulk was set to take over Ms. Marvel’s Wednesday release spot, but the episodes instead arrive each Thursday (probably because Star Wars series Andor took over the Wednesday slot).
Exact She-Hulk episode release dates and times
Here are the exact episode release times.
- Episode 1: Available now.
- Episode 2: Available now.
- Episode 3: Available now.
- Episode 4: Available now.
- Episode 5: Available now.
- Episode 6: Available now.
- Episode 7: Available now.
- Episode 8: Available now.
- Episode 9: Available Thursday, Oct. 13 — 12 a.m. PT (3 a.m. ET/7 a.m. GMT)
The first smashing trailer
After a teaser that well and truly teased us (by not showing She-Hulk’s face), Marvel dropped the first official trailer on May 17. This time we see what She-Hulk will look like in her awesome green glory.
She-Hulk also stars Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Wong and Tim Roth, who starred as the main antagonist in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, Jameela Jamil, Jon Bass and Renée Elise Goldsberry are also part of the cast.
First Super Mario Bros. Trailer Is Here: You Can Finally Hear Chris Pratt
It’s-a him. Chris Pratt as Mario in the movie. OK, so co-producer Chris Meledandri confirmed back in 2021 that Pratt wasn’t going to use the stereotyped voice of the video game plumber in the upcoming animated Mario film. But on Thursday, Nintendo dropped a highly anticipated teaser trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie, and Pratt revealed, kind of, the voice he did choose.
Honestly, the much-anticipated Pratt-as-Mario voice was kind of a letdown. There’s … maybe a faint bit of Italian accent in the few lines Pratt speaks? Or is he just using his normal voice? Pratt’s Mario mostly just reacts to getting the wind knocked out of him as he heads off on his Mushroom Kingdom adventure.
Sure, there was no way Pratt was going to use the exaggerated, stereotypical voice, but so little of him can actually be heard in the teaser it’s tough to say how his Mario will sound. He doesn’t deliver any of Mario’s famed catchphrases — no “It’s-a me, Mario” or “Wahoo!” Maybe more will be revealed when a longer trailer comes along. Regardless, there’s a better chance to hear some of Jack Black’s Bowser (he’s excellent) and a good look at the vibrant animation.
Fans were underwhelmed by Pratt’s voice, or at least what we got to hear of it.
“Everything in the Mario movie trailer looks and sounds absolutely great…except for Chris Pratt’s voice lol,” one viewer tweeted.
Pratt reminded one viewer of Ratso Rizzo in 1969’s Midnight Cowboy. “It was like four words, but I definitely got Dustin Hoffman ‘I’m WALKIN HEAH!’ vibes.”
And another person summed it up nicely, writing, “It’s not similar to Mario. It’s not similar to Mario’s vibe. It’s not even similar to the live action movie version. Just Chris Pratt sounding a little confused.”
“It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to be Mario,” Pratt says in a video clip preceding the trailer, relating how he played Mario games on a machine at his childhood laundromat. Good to know, but the jury is still out on how that dream will become a reality.
And after the trailer was published, Pratt tweeted about it, writing, “After playing the games for years as a kid (and adult) I’m excited to bring Mario to all of you! Enjoy!”
The trailer did reveal Jack Black as Bowser, and Keegan-Michael Key as Toad. But some fans were disappointed that the clip didn’t include a clip of Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, especially the actor’s infamous laugh.
“My only complaint is that we didn’t get to see Seth Rogen’s Donkey Kong voice let alone SOME form of laughter,” one fan wrote.
The Mario movie was set to come out in late 2022 but is now scheduled for release on April 7, 2023.
How marketers are tailoring data-driven creative to engage audiences on CTV
As the end of the year approaches and marketing teams look to finalize their 2023 budgets, many are wondering how to ensure their ads are set up for success in the months ahead, appealing to unique audiences whose media consumption habits continue to evolve.
Advances in programmatic technology and data targeting have made it possible to reach these audiences with precision and at scale, serving ads that showcase the products and services they’re most interested in — be it on their desktop, mobile or CTV devices. But something the industry doesn’t always discuss during the campaign planning process is how creative contributes to campaign goals and directly impacts consumers.
Nielsen found that creative is the top driver of a brand’s in-market success — up to 80% in traditional TV and 89% in digital advertising. And there are ways to ensure that creative speaks not only to viewers’ collective interests but to their nuanced interests as individuals in a non-invasive, privacy-conscious way. Using existing creative — in other words, not reinventing the wheel — marketers are taking steps to boost engagement, enhance brand awareness and achieve personalization on a greater and increasingly sophisticated level.
Making video ads actionable
Actionable creative encourages viewers to engage and interact with brands on a one-to-one level. For marketing teams, QR codes are proving an effective way to elevate this engagement, especially in the advanced TV space. For video ads produced without a QR code, these can be added as an overlay, branded frame around the video or an end card.
In essence, QR codes mirror the strategies of clickable ads in desktop or mobile environments, pushing consumers to take action and moving them through the marketing funnel (i.e., “scan to add to cart”). Not every viewer will scan the code, but even an incremental uptick in engagement is a powerful one. QR codes are an opportunity to place a brand in the palm of a consumer’s hand.
Given the proliferation of smart speakers and voice assistants (estimated to be present in approximately 95 million US households), voice-to-action commands are another way advertisers are motivating viewers to act while watching ads. By suggesting that viewers “Ask Alexa to do X” — via branded frames or end cards, for instance — marketers empower consumers to purchase a product, book a test drive and more.
Keep branding front and center
It’s one thing to serve impressions; it’s another for a brand to make an impression that drives campaign results. And without robust and well-placed branding, it’s near impossible to ensure viewers will remember a brand.
Video ads are increasingly cinematic, which, while entertaining, doesn’t automatically ensure the successful delivery of marketing goals and KPIs. If a viewer isn’t paying full attention to an ad for the full 15 to 30 seconds, they might entirely miss what the brand is, thus limiting brand recognition and recall.
When crafting creative (for CTV or otherwise) — even a more out-of-the-box, entertaining ad — successful marketing teams often place a small logo in the corner of the screen. The effect can somewhat interrupt the cinematic tone of the ad, but it ensures that consumers know which brand is speaking to them.
Developing dynamic creative to fine-tune targeting
Different audiences have different needs and therefore benefit from seeing different versions of a message. Not every brand has the budget to adapt its creative to every audience and screen, but many have found cost-effective ways to do this. One technique is dynamic video creative, in which one video is modified to become more personalized to each individual in a target audience, depending on the campaign strategy.
For example, historically, a local tourism board running a summer road trip campaign promoting travel to various destinations and attractions across a state has created a traditional TV spot to show off these destinations. However, if the tourism board wants to reach viewers on a more intimate — but also more programmatic — level, then dynamic video creative and data can turn the ad creative into thousands of iterations for all screens. In this way, they reach viewers with messages molded to their interests, needs and physical locations. The outcome is that adventure enthusiasts learn about destinations for mountain biking, and families with small children are shown amusement parks within driving distance, for instance.
These practices help marketers drive awareness, engagement and action at little to no added expense, ultimately ensuring a brand speaks to audiences in the most powerful, most convincing way. Creative may be king, but these simple techniques are the kingmakers; coupled with data and technology, they’re more achievable than ever.
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