A San Francisco-based startup that uses a proprietary machine-learning platform to identify the care needs of covered employees has raised $205 million to “address fundamental health insurance service issues that plague U.S. consumers and employers alike.”
The American Medical Association is pushing for policies around AI in healthcare that don’t penalize physicians who avoid the technology while it’s still in a state of flux on so many fronts, from regulatory oversight to clinical usefulness.
Microsoft is launching a regional hub for AI, Internet of Things and data science in Louisville, Kentucky, according to Mayor Greg Fischer, with a focus on collaborating with partners in healthcare and manufacturing.
Whether or not its pending $68 billion purchase of Aetna gets finalized, CVS Health will pump big bucks into broadening its menu of healthcare services and personalizing them for consumers. And a key component of its plan is a data-analytics strategy steeped in AI.
An AI analysis of hospital patients’ satisfaction with the care they received from their nurses has shown two things. One, the technology can guide nurses as they strive to optimize the hospital experience for patients and their families. Two, nurses can help advance AI in healthcare.
Comcast is venturing into the health business with a new technology that aims to monitor people’s health at home, CNBC reported. The device has been likened to Amazon’s AI-powered voice technology Alexa.