Our monthly report on AI, ML, DL, and NLP in healthcare looks at who, what, where, and how the use of artificial intelligence is changing healthcare for the better. We will bring you some of the latest news and product information along with thought leader posts and our AI playlist of episodes from Healthcare NOW Radio.
In the News
Viz.ai Receives First De Novo Approval by the FDA for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy AI Algorithm
Viz.ai (@viz_ai), an AI-powered disease detection and intelligent care coordination company, announced it has received a De Novo approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Viz HCM module, a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) artificial intelligence detection algorithm, creating a new regulatory category for cardiovascular machine learning-based notification software. The deployment of the algorithm is financially supported by a multi-year agreement with Bristol Myers Squibb announced in March. With the use of Viz HCM, which is integrated into the Viz.ai Platform, more patients with suspected HCM can be identified earlier using AI and triaged for diagnosis and further evaluation.
Luna Announces Luna Labs, a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) Division Working on Enhancing Care Delivery
Luna (@getlunacare), a provider of in-home, in-person physical therapy, has unveiled Luna Labs, a dedicated Artificial Intelligence (AI) division to enhance patient care. The founding 5 person engineering group will be organized under co-founder, Chief Technology Officer, and former Uber engineer Ryan Gaffney.
Consensus Cloud Solutions Launches AI Technology to Address Healthcare Providers’ High Volumes of Unstructured Data
Consensus Cloud Solutions, Inc. (@ConsensusCS), the largest provider of digital cloud fax and interoperability solutions, is proud to announce the launch of Clarity Clinical Documentation™ (Clarity CD™), an accessible, cost-effective, and turnkey solution that automatically routes unstructured clinical data from faxes, handwritten notes, and scanned documents into the correct patient record.
Groundbreaking AI-Powered Dermatology Practice Launches in Massachusetts, Meets Unprecedented Demand
Piction Health Dermatology (@PictionHealth), the pioneering AI-enabled dermatology virtual clinic, is announcing its official launch to Massachusetts residents. This groundbreaking service leverages cutting-edge technology developed at MIT to deliver the highest-quality dermatological care directly to patients, without the waitlists or costs associated with clinic visits.
CalmWave Announces World’s First “Transparent AI” to Support Mission-Critical Decision Making in the ICU
CalmWave (@CalmWaveInc), the company leveraging AI to gauge hospitals’ Operations Health to improve nurse retention and patient outcomes by reducing alarm fatigue in intensive care units, announced its “Transparent AI” platform to support mission-critical decision making in the ICU. CalmWave’s transparent AI ingests a year’s worth of hospital data and provides clinicians with a holistic view of the information to make the most informed decisions regarding alarm management and patient care. CalmWave’s transparent AI approach reduces non-actionable alarms by as much as 83 percent when compared to the same number of manual alarm limit adjustments.
Qualtrics Launches XM/os2: The Next Generation of The Qualtrics Platform Fully Enabled With AI
Qualtrics (@Qualtrics), the creator of the experience management (XM) category, announced XM/os2, the next generation of the Qualtrics platform, fully enabled with artificial intelligence (AI) to help organizations act with empathy and create more relevant and meaningful experiences. With the launch of XM/os2, Qualtrics is investing $500 million in AI innovation over the next four years.
AVIA Forms Pioneering Industry Collaborative to Identify AI Risks and Opportunities in Healthcare
AVIA (@HealthAVIA), the nation’s leading healthcare digital transformation partner, has announced the formation of its Generative AI Strategic Collaborative, a consortium of leading health systems, industry associations, technology experts, and government stakeholders. This pioneering collaborative will research and develop a comprehensive, actionable strategy for the adoption of generative AI capabilities in healthcare.
Vital Releases Doctor-to-Patient Translator That Uses AI and LLMs to Transform Medical Jargon Into Simple, Accurate Content for Patients
Vital, an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven digital health company, announced the launch of its AI-powered Doctor-to-Patient Translator, designed to transform highly technical medical terminology into plain language that any patient can understand. Using the latest Large Language Models (LLMs) and Natural Language Processing (NLP), Vital’s HIPAA-compliant Doctor-to-Patient Translator creates 5th-grade reading-level explanations of lab and imaging results, doctor notes, discharge summaries and patient instructions, and other important medical information.
AssureCare Unveils Physician Decision Support Tool to Boost Efficiency in Population Health Management
AssureCare (@AssureCareLLC), the innovative population health management company, introduces OptimAIzer, its new physician decision support tool driven by artificial intelligence (AI). OptimAIzer is designed to enhance operational efficiencies in population health management services by 60%, streamlining operations and expediting critical medical reviews.
United We Care Announces the Launch of its Behavioral Health and Wellness Coaching Program in the United States
United We Care (@unitedwecare_in), a global leader in scientifically validated behavioral health programs, courses, and self-help content, announced the launch of its mental health and wellness coaching program in the United States. The online and app-based coaching program is available to health systems seeking to enhance their behavioral health and wellness offerings as well as corporate employee assistance programs (EAPs). United We Care’s wellness coaching includes unlimited access to Stella, the world’s most advanced, customizable, cognitive AI driven online support solution.
Bringing AI-Assisted Cardiology into the Future – By John Halamka, M.D. & Paul Cerrato, Mayo Clinic Platform (@MayoPlatform) – Ever since William Harvey discovered the essential role of the heart in systemic circulation, clinicians and medical scientists have been seeking new ways to improve the detection and treatment of life-threatening disorders like myocardial infarction, heart failure, and related conditions. Like most diseases, these disorders do not appear out of nowhere. Typically, they are preceded by numerous warning signs and symptoms, many of which are too subtle for clinicians to detect without assistance. Over the years, stethoscopes, ECGs, and numerous other devices have improved early detection, but each has its limitations. Machine learning is taking early diagnosis to a new level of sophistication, ushering in what some thought leaders are calling a “golden age” in medicine.
Dana-Farber AI-model predicts primary source of cancer using gene sequencing data – Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (@DanaFarber) have created an AI-based tool that uses tumor gene sequencing data to predict the primary source of a patient’s cancer. The study, published in Nature Medicine, suggests that this predictive tool, called OncoNPC, could help guide treatment of cancer and improve outcomes in difficult to diagnose cases.