AI in Healthcare News and Updates February 2023

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

AI-Powered Medication Management Solution by DrFirst Named an Edison Awards Finalist
DrFirst’s (@DrFirst) SmartRenewal was named a finalist in the Edison Awards this week, recognizing the solution’s innovative use of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve efficiency for healthcare providers and safety for patients. For the second consecutive year, the Edison Awards recognizes DrFirst’s pioneering use of AI to make clinical workflows more efficient and medication errors less likely.

Ibex’s Galen™ Prostate Becomes First Standalone AI-Powered Cancer Diagnostics Solution to Obtain CE Mark Under the IVDR
Ibex Medical Analytics (Ibex) (@IbexMedAx), an AI-powered cancer diagnostics company, announced that Galen™ Prostate is now CE marked under the In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation (IVDR) for supporting pathologists in primary diagnosis of prostate biopsies. Galen Prostate is the first standalone AI-based cancer diagnostics product of its kind certified under the IVDR.

AnMed Selects XSOLIS to Modernize Utilization Management Across its Hospital System
XSOLIS (@XSOLIS_Health), the artificial intelligence (AI) technology company creating a more efficient healthcare system, and AnMed (@AnMed_Health) announced a new partnership. The nonprofit health system caring for communities in upstate South Carolina and Georgia will lead the way to improve payer connections and deliver better care through XSOLIS’ AI and machine learning-driven CORTEX® platform.

LeanTaaS Acquires Hospital IQ to Create AI Innovator for Hospital Operations Optimization
LeanTaaS, Inc. (@LeanTaaS), a Silicon Valley-based provider of AI-powered and SaaS-based capacity management and patient flow software for health systems, announced it has acquired Hospital IQ, a leading provider of intelligent automation solutions for hospitals. The acquisition values the combined company at more than $1 billion in enterprise value and enables it to power intelligent operations across more than 180+ U.S. health systems. Together, LeanTaaS and Hospital IQ will drive improved patient access, staff satisfaction, and revenue productivity by solving thorny issues in multiple departments, including the infusion suite, operating room, and inpatient units, around capacity management and staffing shortages.


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Machine Learning & AI for Healthcare Forum
Monday April 17, 2023 | 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
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The Machine Learning and AI for Healthcare Forum will offer attendees real world use cases and provide opportunities to network with your fellow ML/AI peers. Sessions include:

  • The Ethics of AI in Healthcare
  • Building and Evaluating Business Cases for ML/AI in Health
  • AI Governance: Frameworks and Technologies
  • It Speaks, It Listens, It’s Your Daily Voice Assistant – Leveraging Voice
  • Technology in Health and Wellness
  • AI Economics – Driving Value at Scale
  • 2023 AI in Healthcare: The Good, The Bad and The Hopeful


New AI-Powered Products From Experian® Health Will Help Healthcare Providers Recoup the Billions in Lost Dollars Due to Insurance Claim Denials
To address one of the most pressing problems in healthcare, Experian® Health (@Experian_Health), a provider in revenue cycle products, announces the launch of AI Advantage™ to mitigate the increasingly high volume of healthcare insurance claims denials. As the most seamless and comprehensive system for claims management in the healthcare industry today, the products leverage artificial intelligence (AI). Coupled with Experian’s expertise in big data solutions and insights, these all-new solutions will help healthcare providers prioritize their claims reimbursement process and decrease claim denials overall, saving time and money across the entire healthcare value chain and ultimately improving care and service for patient consumers.

Samsung Introduces Premium Women’s Health Ultrasound
Boston Imaging (@BostonImaging), the United States headquarters of Samsung’s digital radiography and ultrasound business, introduces the HERA W10 Elite1; the premier model of the HERA platform for Obstetrics and Gynecology that provides clinicians with a suite of powerful artificial intelligence (AI) tools and clinical applications to advance the diagnostic experience.

Alpine Health Systems launches new AI-powered solution to streamline complex hospital discharge with support from OSF HealthCare and High Alpha Innovation
Alpine Health Systems (@AlpineHealth_) is pleased to announce the launch of an AI-based software platform that can improve hospital discharge for patients with complex health conditions, and in some cases, multiple social needs. The platform allows case managers to quickly identify at-risk patients to safely transition to an appropriate site of care. Peoria, Illinois-based OSF HealthCare and its innovation catalyst OSF Innovation, along with Indianapolis-based venture builder High Alpha Innovation, served as partners for the development of Alpine’s tool that can benefit hospitals nationwide.

Masimo Announces the Limited Market Release of Visual Clinical Activity Monitoring
Masimo (@Masimo) announced the limited market release of Visual Clinical Activity Monitoring (VCAM™), a video analysis system that uses artificial intelligence to help facilitate compliance with hospital hand hygiene protocols. VCAM, which integrates seamlessly with the Masimo Hospital Automation™ platform of solutions, including Masimo Patient SafetyNet™, Replica®, and Root®, is designed to help hospitals and other care facilities optimize protocol adherence, with real-time notifications at the point-of-care about current hand hygiene status and powerful analytics around protocol compliance – with the ultimate goal of helping institutions decrease the incidence of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).

To Read

NIST Provides Much-Needed AI Guardrails – By John Halamka, M.D. & Paul Cerrato, Mayo Clinic Platform (@MayoPlatform) – Like most technologies, AI-enabled algorithms are a two-edged sword, capable of generating measurable benefits, but also capable of causing significant harm—to both clinicians and patients. The newly released federal guidelines, Artificial Intelligence Risk Management Framework (AI RMF 1.0), discuss the latter possibility by stating: “Without proper controls, AI systems can amplify, perpetuate, or exacerbate inequitable or undesirable outcomes for people and communities. With proper controls, AI systems can mitigate and manage inequitable outcomes.”

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