Intermountain Healthcare has invested $12 million in strategic funding with Zebra Medical Vision, an Israeli medical company. The partnership will accelerate the creation of Zebra’s imaging analytics engine and create neural networks that will use Zebra’s vast imaging dataset to assist radiologists with automated diagnostic algorithms. In addition to Intermountain, Zebra’s existing investors include Khosla Ventures and Marc Benioff.
Founded in 2014 by Co-Founders Eyal Toledano, Eyal Gura, and Elad Benjamin, Zebra has already collected a vast amount of anonymized patient data from hospitals and clinics around the world, and is using it to create a one of a kind open platform for imaging data algorithms that will transform the way doctors discover and treat diseases. Current algorithms are in the fields of bone health, cardiovascular analysis, liver and lung indications. These algorithms, developed using Zebra’s platform, can be applied to provide health and risk management insights to patients and save lives.
The company’s platform has already shown signs of promise in imaging insights that have been validated using hundreds of thousands of cases.
“We are excited by the opportunities that machine learning and computer vision algorithms can provide. These tools will help us improve patient care, by analyzing imaging data at a large scale for the first time, in addition to textual data,” noted Bert Zimmerli, Intermountain Chief Financial Officer. “When we researched this field and the various technologies available, the Zebra platform approach stood out in its proven ability to digest millions of imaging files and create new algorithms rapidly.”
In addition to its strategic partnership with Intermountain, Zebra is working with Dell Services to help take its platform to market. The company also has pilot partnerships with Atlanta Health, Henry Ford Health system, and others.