• Viewpoint: Why health systems should have a chief AI officer

    UC San Diego Health's first chief artificial intelligence officer, Karandeep Singh, MD, encouraged health systems to develop leadership roles focused on AI, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Jan. 2.
  • New York hospital to open innovation center

    Niagara Falls (N.Y.) Medical Center will open a new innovation and training center through a donation from West Herr Auto Group CEO and President Scott Bieler, The Buffalo News reported Jan. 2.
  • WellSpan's innovative approach to tackling burnout

    York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health is using artificial intelligence to enhance patient safety and mitigate nurse burnout by implementing a system that enables nurses to remotely monitor patients and complete some routine tasks virtually.
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  • How AI is making sense of $4 trillion in medical expenses

    Health systems, hospitals and insurance providers are actively seeking artificial intelligence tools to gain a competitive advantage in billing and processing their share of the $4 trillion spent annually on medical expenses by Americans, Politico reported Dec. 31.
  • How the 5 largest health systems used AI in 2023

    In 2023, large health systems adopted artificial intelligence in a myriad of different ways, including for marketing, telehealth and emergency medicine.
  • Mass General Brigham's generative AI plans for '24

    Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham plans to use generative artificial intelligence to compare patients to ones with similar profiles to help with their treatment, The Wall Street Journal reported.
  • Digital insurance company raises $175M

    Devoted Health, a technology-focused insurance company for Medicare beneficiaries, raised $175 million in series E financing.
  • Health IT VC funding falls

    Health IT startups raised $900 million in the third quarter of 2023, making it the second consecutive quarter of declining funding, according to a Dec. 13 Pitchbook report.
  • Healthcare's year of 5G

    In 2023, large health systems, such as Cleveland Clinic and Boston Children's, accelerated their adoption of 5G technology.
  • NewYork-Presbyterian has 120 AI initiatives

    New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian has approximately 120 AI initiatives underway across clinical and nonclinical areas.
  • University Hospitals portfolio startup completes fundraising

    Xploro, a pediatric digital health startup in Cleveland-based University Hospitals investment portfolio, raised $1.7 million in seed financing.
  • 4 key ways HHS is using AI

    While HHS works to set regulations and guidelines for artificial intelligence's use in healthcare, the agency is also putting the technology to work in its own day-to-day operations, according to a Dec. 20 Politico report. 
  • Biotech company lays off 15% of staff

    Invitae, a biotech company focusing on genetic testing, laid off 15% of its staff as the company initiated a cost-cutting plan. 
  • Meditech joins Cancer Moonshot initiative

    EHR vendor Meditech is joining the Cancer Moonshot initiative, a project formed by the Biden administration that aims to cut the cancer death rate by at least half within 25 years and improve the lives of people affected by cancer. 
  • Minnesota hospital embraces the cloud in bid to cut costs

    Robbinsdale, Minn.-based North Memorial Health is selecting Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite to integrate financial, supply chain and human resources operations in the cloud in a bid to cut expenses and improve employee and patient satisfaction.
  • Mercy hires 'Toni' the chatbot

    St. Louis-based Mercy has created its own chatbot that serves as a virtual assistant that can help patients schedule appointments and refill prescriptions.
  • Kaiser funds 5 AI projects

    The Coordinating Center of the Augmented Intelligence in Medicine and Healthcare Initiative by Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente is funding five healthcare organization's research projects focused on using artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. 
  • WellSpan uses donation to launch nursing innovation center

    York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health is using a $1.5 million donation to launch a new nursing innovation unit.
  • AI could help solve some of healthcare's biggest problems

    Rapid progress in AI technology provides innovative solutions for healthcare organizations to address financial and workforce challenges with equal intensity, Politico reported Dec. 15.
  • 5 largest digital health funding rounds of 2023

    In 2023, digital health and medtech companies focusing on brain-computer interface technology and the staffing crisis raised $200 million or more.

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