• Amazon's Textract data extraction tool now HIPAA-eligible

    Textract, a tool from Amazon's cloud computing arm that uses machine learning to extract text and data from scanned documents, can now be deployed for HIPAA-compliant tasks, Amazon Web Services announced Oct. 10.
  • UCSF to launch AI center for radiology technology  

    University of California San Francisco announced Oct. 11 that it will open a new center focused on advancing the use of artificial intelligence in medical imaging.
  • VUMC researchers use AI to detect heart disease phenotypes

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers applied artificial intelligence to de-identified patient EHR data to identify sub-phenotypes of cardiovascular disease.
  • Healthcare execs are investing in, optimistic about future of AI: Optum report

    Both the number of hospital executives planning on investing in artificial intelligence and the average expected size of their investments have significantly increased in just the last year, a new survey from Optum found.
  • Viewpoint: AI is still years away from transforming oncology

    Despite regular headlines and study findings claiming that artificial intelligence is already revolutionizing healthcare, in actuality, there is still much to be done before the technology has a real impact on routine clinical practice.
  • Microsoft, SilverCloud Health partner to enhance digital mental healthcare with AI

    SilverCloud Health, an international digital mental health platform with U.S. headquarters in Boston, unveiled an ongoing partnership with Microsoft to apply artificial intelligence to SilverCloud's care delivery.
  • 23andMe, Livongo alum joins AI startup to improve cardiac ultrasound

    Andy Page, former president of digital health startups 23andMe and Livongo, joined Caption Health as CEO earlier this year, the San Francisco-based artificial intelligence company announced Oct. 1.
  • Radiology groups release AI ethics policy

    Several professional societies in the field of radiology released a joint statement on the ethics of artificial intelligence, noting that while AI can increase efficiency and accuracy in radiology, it also carries the potential for bias and other systemic errors.
  • Microsoft, Novartis partner for AI-powered drug discovery, development

    Novartis will establish an artificial intelligence innovation lab, in partnership with Microsoft, in which researchers will combine Microsoft's AI technology and Novartis' life sciences expertise to accelerate the development of new medicines.
  • Penn Medicine predictive system increases palliative care consults by 74%

    A system powered by predictive analytics of EHR data to determine when a palliative care consultation is most beneficial for a patient resulted in a significant increase in consults, a recent study found.
  • AHA: 6 crucial components for integrating AI into healthcare workforce

    With the vast majority of healthcare executives citing as a major priority the hiring and training of employees to take full advantage of artificial intelligence offerings, it is only a matter of time before AI completely reshapes the healthcare workforce.
  • Mayo Clinic joins $20M funding for startup fighting heart disease with AI

    Eko, a San Francisco-based startup developing artificial intelligence for heart disease screening, telehealth and remote patient monitoring, closed a Series B funding round that included participation from Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic.
  • IBM to develop AI medical imaging system for cancer diagnosis, monitoring

    IBM Watson Health formed a co-development agreement with Guerbert, a French medical imaging company, to create artificial intelligence-powered software that can help clinicians diagnose and monitor patients with prostate cancer.
  • 3 ways blockchain can improve AI

    By integrating blockchain solutions in artificial intelligence, clinicians can expand their knowledge base while also improving security, according to Benzinga.
  • Facebook acquires brain-computing startup

    Facebook has acquired startup CTRL-labs, a New York-based company that designs technology for users to control computers using their brains, according to CNBC.
  • Google CEO: Comprehensive AI regulations could restrict innovation

    Existing regulations may be sufficient to govern artificial intelligence, eliminating the need for the sweeping government regulations many politicians and industry experts have called for, according to Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
  • Google Health takes over DeepMind: 4 things to know

    Google Health finalized its complete acquisition of DeepMind, a U.K. startup the tech giant acquired for more than $500 million in 2014, according to a blog post by Google Health U.K. site lead Dr. Dominic King.
  • Geisinger taps Tempus to develop AI precision medicine tools

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System announced a multiyear partnership with Tempus, a Chicago-based biotech startup, to use artificial intelligence to build precision medicine solutions for cardiology.
  • GE Healthcare's AI X-ray device 1st to receive FDA clearance

    The FDA cleared GE Healthcare's Critical Care Suite, the first artificial intelligence-powered mobile X-ray device for triage of pneumothorax cases to receive marketing authorization from the agency.
  • Intel, Nvidia execs say White House plan for $1B AI investment doesn't go far enough

    Top U.S. tech companies were unimpressed by a plan White House officials unveiled Sept. 10 to direct $973.5 million toward government agencies' nondefense artificial intelligence research for the fiscal year ending September 2020, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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