Nym Health raises $16.5 million for its auditable machine learning tools for automating hospital billing

A little less than two years after raising its seed round, the Israeli-based Nym Health has added another $16.5 million to its cash haul so it can roll out its technology developing auditable machine learning tools for automating hospital billing.

The new financing came from investors including GV (the investment arm of Google previously known as Google Ventures) and will be used by the company to expand its technology development and sales and marketing efforts across the U.S.

Billing has been a huge problem for healthcare systems in the U.S., thanks to complicated coding that needs to be entered to ensure insurance providers pay for the services medical professionals give to patients.

Nym claims to have solved the problem by developing technologies that can convert medical charts and electronic medical records from physician’s consultations into proper billing codes automatically. The company uses natural language processing and taxonomies that were specifically

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Work Or Online Learning? Homeless Families Face An Impossible Choice : NPR

Freda and her 9-year-old son visit the Purple People Bridge in Cincinnati. She and her five children have been living in the front room of a friend’s apartment, sleeping on pads of bunched-up comforters.

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Freda and her 9-year-old son visit the Purple People Bridge in Cincinnati. She and her five children have been living in the front room of a friend’s apartment, sleeping on pads of bunched-up comforters.

Maddie McGarvey for NPR

The closure of school buildings in response to the coronavirus has been disruptive and inconvenient for many families, but for those living in homeless shelters or hotel rooms — including roughly 1.5 million school-aged children — the shuttering of classrooms and cafeterias has been disastrous.

For Rachel, a 17-year-old sharing a hotel room in Cincinnati with her mother, the disaster has been academic. Her school gave

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Trump on coronavirus: ‘We are learning to live with’ it

President Trump warned Tuesday morning that flu season is approaching and noted that it can be deadly while stating that the country does not shut down for it — and should not shut down for coronavirus either.

Trump said just as Americans have “learned to live with” the flu, they are now doing the same with COVID-19.

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“Flu season is coming up! Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu,” Trump tweeted. “Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with Covid, in most populations far less lethal!!!”

The president did not indicate where that 100,00 figure came from. The CDC’s preliminary estimate of last flu season said there were between 24,000 and 62,000 flu deaths

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Morristown High School To Continue All-Remote Learning

MORRISTOWN, NJ—The Morris School District said Thursday that Morristown High School will continue to follow an all-virtual schedule through Wednesday, October 7, after officials were informed that two additional individuals at the school tested positive for coronavirus. The new cases bring the current total number of within the Morristown High School community to three.

“These two latest cases have been traced to the positive case we informed you about on Friday, September 25,” the district announcement said. “We have no evidence to indicate that transmission occurred within the school building; transmission appears to be limited to activity on one of our athletic teams.”

The statement said all in-person extracurricular activities, including athletic practices and scrimmages/competitions, will remain suspended.

The District is working with the health department for guidance and contact tracing, the statement said, and anyone identified as a close contact (within 6 feet for more than 10 minutes) has

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West Orange-Cove schools to require virtual learning students with failing grades, too many absences to return to campus

The West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District amended its virtual learning policy, and the changes may force dozens of students to return to campus. 

Some parents angry as West Orange-Cove schools change virtual learning policy for students with failing grades, too many absences

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It’s a move that isn’t sitting well with some parents as they weigh the dangers of face to face learning during a pandemic. 

The policy has sparked outrage among some students and parents of WOCCISD, and many feel like they’re having to choose between health and an education. 

Virtual learning has become a way of life during the pandemic. The prospect of it not being available concerns parent Ryan Melancon. 

“This decision doesn’t just affect money, it doesn’t just affect kids’ education, it affects the lives of parents and the grandparents these students will come and contact with,” Melancon said. 

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Muskegon teachers lead K-8 bike club to promote fitness during online learning

MUSKEGON, MI – Muskegon Public Schools is finding new ways to bring physical education to students while the district is online-only because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The district’s physical education teachers, with the help of local law enforcement, are leading a new bike riding club for K-8 students to ride safely through the Muskegon community. The daily program, which launched last week, begins and ends at one of the district’s four elementary schools Monday through Thursday.

“Our students love to be active,” said Jennifer Hammond, the district’s director of curriculum. “We often are confined by the four walls of the gymnasium for P.E., so this is just a lifelong skill of learning to love bike riding and knowing how to do it safely.”

Muskegon Public Schools started the school year online-only Aug. 26 in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. But the district has found unique ways

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Study: MRI with machine learning reveals brain changes from PTSD

Sept. 25 (UPI) — A new machine learning approach added to conventional magnetic resonance imaging can identify the regions of the brain causing dissociative symptoms in people with post-traumatic stress disorder, researchers found in a study published Friday by the American Journal of Psychiatry.

Although MRI has long been used to document changes in the brain that occur as a result of a number of neurological conditions, bolstering the approach with machine learning enabled researchers to uncover and measure changes in functional connections between different regions of the brain in women with PTSD.

These altered connections correlated with their dissociative symptoms, including memory loss or amnesia, the researchers said.

“This new work may help us to establish a new standard of care for traumatized patients with PTSD who struggle with significant symptoms of dissociation,” study co-author Dr. Milissa Kaufman, director of the Dissociative Disorders and Trauma Research Program at McLean

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3 Mental Health Benefits That Come With Learning Self Defense

Learning self defense is not just about the physical benefits that you can get. Yes, there are some great physical things that will change within your body, but you should focus on more than just that. In fact, there are several mental health benefits that will come with learning martial arts, self defense, and fighting in any capacity. If you have never thought about this, perhaps the following will guide you to understanding the importance of learning the steps necessary to defend yourself, and others.

The Confidence Boost

Regardless of which martial art you want to learn, regardless of the classes that you take, you will gain confidence. People that know how to defend themselves don’t walk around scared. They know that if something comes at them, they can calmly disarm, and avoid being beaten. Now, that doesn’t mean that self defense is going to protect you from bullets in … Read More