Geisinger, Mayo Clinic, IBM among 25 participants chosen for CMS AI challenge

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The CMS Innovation Center announced Oct. 31 the 25 proposals selected to advance to the first stage of the inaugural Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge.

CMS, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation launched the challenge in March. It aims to accelerate the development of AI-based solutions with the potential to help clinicians predict health outcomes and intervene before patients experience adverse health events. The winner of the challenge will receive a grand prize of $1 million, with the runner-up receiving $230,000.

"Artificial intelligence is a vehicle that can help drive our system to value — proven to reduce out-of-pocket costs and improve quality. It holds the potential to revolutionize healthcare," CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in the announcement. "The participants in our AI Challenge demonstrate that such possibilities will soon be within reach."

Here are the 25 participants, evaluated by data science experts, healthcare data specialists and clinical care providers before being chosen from a pool of more than 300 applicants by a CMS selection panel.

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