AI in Healthcare News and Updates July 2022

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

GYANT Launches with Walmart Health Virtual Care, to Automate Intake and Streamline Virtual Visits for Members Nationwide
GYANT (@GYANT_Health), the patient journey automation company, announced that its automated patient intake and charting tool, Intake, will be launched with Walmart Health Virtual Care, formerly known as MeMD. GYANT’s web-enabled clinical assessment solution will begin rolling out this month and will be available to all Walmart Health Virtual Care member groups using virtual urgent care services by the end of the year.

Work no less burdensome for 70% of 276 radiologists using AI
From Radiology Business (@RadiologyBiz) – Radiologists across Europe have been finding AI algorithms useful for improving efficiency at some tasks—yet, overall, few have received AI-attributable workload relief. The findings are from a survey of 690 radiologists from 229 institutions in 32 countries who completed a survey conducted by the European Society of Radiology, of which all respondents were members. The group’s findings were published June 21 in the ESR journal Insights into Imaging.

Automating Data Migration with Artificial Intelligence Saves Time and Supports Clinical Decision-Making
Healthcare providers rely on accurate information in electronic health record (EHR) systems so that medication data can trigger automatic safety alerts for potential allergy and drug interactions during prescribing and transitions of patient care. However, that data can be compromised when migrating it from one EHR to another due to varying terminology, disparities in formulary service vendors, imperfect interoperability standards, and inconsistent use of national drug codes. Now, a strategic offering between Harmony Healthcare IT (@HarmonyHIT), a data management firm that moves and stores patient records, and health technology pioneer DrFirst (@DrFirst) employs artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to automate the process of migrating structured data from one EHR to another to inform clinical decision-making.

Biogen and Happify Health Collaborate to Support Multiple Sclerosis Patients on Digital Platform
Biogen (@biogen) and Happify Health (@HappifyHealth), the Intelligent Healing Company™, announced a collaboration to provide a digital solution for patient education and engagement, powered by artificial intelligence (AI), to support people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Through this collaboration, Biogen and Happify Health will help people with MS manage their care journey, improve their wellbeing, learn about treatment options, consult with experts, and connect with other people in the MS community for support.


Fairtility Granted CE Mark Under New European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) for AI Decision Support Tool, CHLOE EQ™
Fairtility™ (@fairtility), the transparent AI innovator powering in vitro fertilization (IVF) for improved outcomes, announced its AI decision support tool CHLOE EQ™ earned the CE Mark under the European Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) regulatory requirements. CHLOE EQ™ is now commercially available to IVF fertility clinics across Europe. CHLOE EQ™ is an AI decision support tool that was developed to provide Embryo Viability Assessment which supports the prediction of blastulation, the prediction of implantation and ploidy and, ranks embryos in order of priority. It also provides automatic annotations for morphokinetic and PN count which support fertilization assessment.

Exo and Henry Ford Health Partner to Enable All Physicians with Point of Care Ultrasound
Exo (pronounced “echo”) (@exoeffect), a pioneering health information and devices company, is partnering with Henry Ford Health (Henry Ford) (@HenryFordHealth) to make ultrasound technology simpler so more caregivers can use it to improve patient outcomes at the point of care. Exo will partner with Henry Ford Innovations (HFI), Henry Ford’s commercialization arm, to make ultrasound easier to perform with artificial intelligence, validate cutting-edge ultrasound technology through large-scale deployment, and educate the next generation of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) users.

Bayer Launches Calantic™ Digital Solutions to help Address Radiology Industry Challenges
Bayer (@Bayer) unveiled Calantic™ Digital Solutions, a new cloud-hosted platform delivering access to digital applications, including AI-enabled programs, for medical imaging. The offering contains tools to help triage critical patient findings for expedited review, improve lesion detection and automate tasks. With this launch, Bayer expands its radiology portfolio beyond contrast media, devices, software and services, with the ultimate goal of supporting healthcare professionals to aid in the detection of disease patterns throughout the patient’s journey.

Insightin Health Unveils Predictive Analytics Solution to Help Medicare Advantage Plans Improve Member Satisfaction
As CMS places increasing importance on satisfaction and experience measures, health plans are working hard to minimize abrasion and improve member experience across the board. Recently Insightin Health (@InsightinHealth), a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider for the healthcare payer market, announced a new capability, CAHPS® Predict, designed to help plans understand and improve member satisfaction.

DiA Imaging Analysis Partners with Intelerad Medical Systems to Empower Echocardiography Labs with AI
Intelerad Medical Systems™ (@Intelerad), a medical image management solutions company, and DiA Imaging Analysis (@DiA_Analysis), a provider of AI-based ultrasound software solutions, announced a commercial partnership to offer DiA’s LVivo Seamless™ AI-based cardiac ultrasound software solution as part of Intelerad’s cardiac imaging solutions IntelePACS. This collaboration is aligned with Intelerad’s expansion of its enterprise imaging offerings in the cardiology space.

Vital Launches Experience Management Tool To Improve Nursing Efficiency And Elevate Patient Satisfaction, Enables Real-Time Service Recovery
Vital (@Vital_EHR), an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered patient care experience platform, announces the launch of its Experience Management tool. The tool gives staff real-time feedback about a patient’s experience and enables a rapid and efficient way to resolve concerns, driving improvements in both nursing efficiency and patient satisfaction.

To Read

Want Clinical AI to Work in Healthcare? Start with Patient Education and Experiences – By David Burda, News Editor & Columnist, 4sight Health (@4sighthealth_) – Most of our assumptions about artificial intelligence in healthcare come from surveys conducted by healthcare technology consulting firms and healthcare AI vendors themselves, both of which have a vested interest in their surveys’ results. So, when an independently done survey on consumer opinions on AI in healthcare published in a peer-reviewed medical journal comes along, I’m compelled to read it and write about it as it’s more credible to me than company-sponsored research. So here goes.

Using AI to Advance Understanding of Long COVID Syndrome – By Lawrence Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D., NIH Director’s Blog (@NIHDirector) – The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present considerable public health challenges in the United States and around the globe. One of the most puzzling is why many people who get over an initial and often relatively mild COVID illness later develop new and potentially debilitating symptoms. These symptoms run the gamut including fatigue, shortness of breath, brain fog, anxiety, and gastrointestinal trouble.

Lessons Learned from the CMS Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge – By Elizabeth Fowler, Ph.D., J.D., Deputy Administrator and Director of CMS’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and James Gerber, J.D., M.B.A., Director, Division of Portfolio Management and Strategy, CMS Innovation Center (@CMSinnovates) – On April 30, CMS announced the winner and runner-up of the CMS Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge, a prize competition for innovators to demonstrate how artificial intelligence tools can be used to accelerate the development of AI solutions that predict patient health events for Medicare beneficiaries for potential use by the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) in testing innovative payment and service delivery models. This announcement, which marked the culmination of a two-year competition, was an exciting example of how public/private partnerships can drive innovation. The AI challenge was notable for several reasons…

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