Connected Care

Amazon has extended a grant valued at $2 million to Harvard Medical School so the medical giant can experiment with machine learning and AI to streamline their clinical workflow, Bloomberg reported March 4.

Arizona-based telehealth company Akos has opened five additional AI-powered health clinics at Phoenix-area grocery stores in a continued push to provide better access to healthcare, the company recently announced.

In a quest to make hospital rooms more intelligent and convenient, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is piloting Aiva—an Alexa-powered platform that allows patients to interact hands-free with hospital staff and control their in-room entertainment.

Apple could look to prioritize its AI efforts as iPhone sales decrease and the company seeks other growth areas, according to a recent report by CNBC.

Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a new AI-based app, MyPath, that adapts to each stage of a patient’s cancer journey with personalized resources and recommendations on everything from side effects to insurance and more.

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.

Health insurance provider Humana is hoping to utilize AI technologies as it works to advance its integrated care delivery model with digital tools, Heather Cox, the company’s chief digital health and analytics officer, said during the HIMSS conference on Feb. 12 in Orlando.

Though AI’s wide implementation into healthcare is still in its beginning stages, a Seattle-based health system recently showcased how it’s using the technology to alleviate physician burnout and improve health outcomes at the HIMSS conference in Orlando.

Microsoft unveiled a new tool that allows healthcare organizations to create their own AI-powered chatbots and virtual assistants for various services.

Northwell Health, a New York-based healthcare network, is integrating predictive AI software into the electronic medical records (EMRs) at 15 of its hospitals to identify patients at risk of being readmitted to the hospital.

Current Health, an AI-powered wearable device for patient monitoring, has received class II clearance from the FDA for hospital care.

A National Health Service (NHS) hospital trust in the United Kingdom reduced home visits by using an AI-enabled wearable platform to remotely monitor patients recently released from the hospital, according to a case study.