Last fall CMS whittled a field of 300-something entrant teams in its AI Health Outcomes Challenge to 25 semifinalists. This week the agency revealed seven finalist entities, one of which will claim the grand prize of up to $1 million next spring.

A little more than a year after inking a 10-year pact on digital healthcare development, Mayo Clinic and Google Health have launched their first major research project together. Interestingly, it directly involves AI.

The cybersecurity arm of the Department of Homeland Security is urging hospitals and other healthcare providers to brace for ransomware attacks during the present surge of COVID-19 cases.

A Silicon Valley maker of surgical robots is launching a venture capital arm to invest in future leaders of minimally invasive care. Inaugural ante: $100 million.

*The list also includes virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D printing. Links lead to announcements as sent by the companies.

A hearing aid manufacturer founded in the 1950s has introduced what it says is the first use of AI to optimize auditory assistance for the hearing impaired in real time.

In baseball terms—this is a World Series week, after all—Jvion batted a cool .533.

The novel coronavirus has shown a nasty penchant for targeting the kidneys, and physicians can’t always tell which patients will need dialysis until they do. By then it’s often too late to save a life.

The bytes are accumulating far too fast for any human effort to connect whatever dots might be hiding in the massive muddle. Enter 40 researchers at 11 sites armed with AI and almost $18 million in new NIH funding.

If you’re failing to keep social distance, wear a mask and wear it properly, a red X lights up as a reminder. If you’re doing things right, it’s a green check mark affirming your compliance.

Analyzing the scientific literature on medical AI published over the past 46 years, researchers in the U.K. have found the U.S. far ahead of the field for sheer quantity.

The FDA has greenlit a European company’s AI software package designed to streamline workflow for radiologists reading prostate MRIs.