Connected Care

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.

An AI-based platform that prepares patients for total joint replacement surgery was associated with shorter hospital stays, according to a study published in the Annals of Translational Medicine.

HealthONE, a Colorado healthcare system, has developed virtual technology that helps reduce patient falls at the hospital, according to a report by KDVR.

As the use of digital health tools continues to grow, developers will be expected to prove how the technology can benefit the healthcare industry, according to a new HIMSS report.

In an effort to understand the ongoing physician burnout crisis, Lightning Bolt Solutions, a company that offers AI-based, physician shift scheduling technology, is attempting to study one million physician shift hours.

Aetna, in collaboration with Apple, launched a new health application to provide users with personalized health goals. Dubbed Attain, the app will be used in partnership with the Apple Watch to track daily activity levels, recommend healthy actions and incentivize actions taken to improve well-being.