Flagler Hospital, a 335-bed community hospital based in St. Augustine, Florida, is projected to save more than $20 million after AI technology helped it reduce costs, average length of stay and readmissions for pneumonia patients. 

Medical device company Sight Diagnostics has raised $27.8 million in funding to expand its system that uses AI to analyze blood tests, according to a report by VentureBeat.

IBM Watson Health is partnering with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to use AI and genomics to help clinicians better predict the onset of serious cardiovascular diseases, the company announced Feb. 13.

Researchers at West Virginia University (WVU) were awarded a $1 million grant from the National Institute of Justice to develop novel AI techniques to combat the opioid epidemic and opioid trafficking. The funding will be provided over a three-year period.

The Vatican and Microsoft are offering a nearly $7,000 prize for an international competition that aims to promote ethics in AI, according to a report by the Associated Press.

An NHS hospital in Scotland was honored by Microsoft during the HIMSS conference for its effort with KenSci to leverage AI and machine learning to reduce emergency hospital admissions among the highest risk chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients.

IBM Watson Health is investing $50 million over 10 years in a joint research collaboration with the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital aimed at using AI to solve major public health issues.