The rapid advancement of AI technologies has left the medical community in a state of flux, unsure of where to direct their efforts to deliver the best, most effective care. But to one dean the answer is simple: prioritize patients.

A collaboration between Boston-based pharmaceutical startup Berg and French company Sanofi could one day result in more precise flu vaccines and even personalized shots tailored to individuals’ unique immune systems, Time reported March 5.

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.

What to do with wearables and the deluge of data they offer is a big question in the minds of IT leaders and a topic addressed well at HIMSS19 by Karl Poterack, MD, the medical director, applied clinical informatics, Mayo Clinic.

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.