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An artificial intelligence “super brain” could help eliminate unnecessary diagnostic testing in patients who present with stable chest pain, according to a recent study, potentially saving physicians and patients significant time and money.

An AI model built by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology helps robots better predict how they’ll interact with solid objects and liquids, improving their ability to mold deformable materials.

AI is poised to make a sizable impact on healthcare this year, but we’ll likely see the greatest dent in the areas of medical imaging, diagnostics and suicide risk prediction, according to data presented at the Partners HealthCare World Medical Innovation Forum in Boston.

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a model that cuts the training time for deep learning networks by up to 69%.

Fourteen startups are getting a share of $117 million from Intel Capital, which is encouraging the recipients to spend the money on efforts to “disrupt their industries.” For two of the companies, the industry is healthcare and the disruptive innovation involves AI.

Though AI systems have shown promise for detecting skin cancer, more work is needed before they can be utilized in “real world” applications, according to researchers at the 2019 American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

As the healthcare industry continues to embrace AI and unlock its potential, Humana Chief Medical Officer Roy Beveridge, MD, believes the technology will transform patient care.

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is looking to transform electronic health records (EHRs) by leveraging voice and AI technology to allow EHRs to naturally interact with physicians to find relevant information and hopefully enhance patient care.  

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. 

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.

Health technology company Cerner is now offering an AI workflow tool that aims to temper physician burnout, the company announced during the HIMSS conference in Orlando.

CMS’ newly proposed interoperability rules are a part of a broader effort to empower patients by ensuring they have access to their medical records, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said during the HIMSS conference in Orlando on Feb. 12.