Health Care Providers & Services


Change Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Rewrites the Rules of Charge Capture

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CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AHIMA booth 904--Change Healthcare (Nasdaq: CHNG) today introduced Charge Capture Advisor, a new cloud-based addition to the company's portfolio of Revenue Integrity Solutions. The solution uses Change Healthcare Artificial Intelligence to identify potentially missing charges for services that providers actually performed before claims are submitted. The result: more complete capture of services rendered without additional time and effort by hospital revenue integrity teams. Working alongside providers' existing health information system (HIS), coding, billing, and manual processes as part of a comprehensive charge-capture strategy, Charge Capture Advisor brings the power of AI to help increase detection of missing charges to drive complete claims, accelerate cash flow, and optimize revenue. "Providers are still falling short of their charge-capture potential, despite using the most sophisticated rules-based systems and meticulous manual audits," said Nick Giannasi, Ph.D., executive vice president and chief AI officer, Change Healthcare.


How artificial intelligence can allow providers to get a better handle on social determinants of health data

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Two new and seemingly unrelated approaches to delivering healthcare are starting to take shape in the industry: the use of artificial intelligence, and the integration of social determinants of health in crafting care plans. Both trends are developing independently, but they're likely due to intersect; factoring in SDOH is possible due to data, and if AI shines in any one particular area, it's making sense of complex data sets. If the social determinants are comprised of the socioeconomic factors that can influence a person's health -- income, education, access to transportation, etc. -- then AI has the potential to allow providers to make the best possible use of that information. That becomes increasingly important as value-based care emerges. With reimbursement increasingly tied to health outcomes, providers have a real incentive to ensure they're delivering the best care possible.


Tech Tent: Can AI revolutionise health?

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If there's one area where there's real excitement about the improvements in our lives which advances in artificial intelligence could bring, it is healthcare. On Tech Tent this week we ask whether, amidst all the hope and hype, real innovations are beginning to transform the way patients are treated. At Oxford University's Said Business School, some of the leading thinkers in AI research - from the university and beyond - gathered this week. There were fascinating discussions about everything from autonomous cars to the way AI is transforming the finance industry. But the panels on healthcare drew big crowds and a sense that researchers were on the cusp of delivering concrete results which will soon begin to be seen in hospitals.


Kansas City doctor uses 'vaping robot' in research

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Dr. Matthias Salathe does the research in his lab at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Matthias Salathe does the research in his lab at the University of Kansas Medical Center. A Kansas City doctor is performing groundbreaking research on vaping, using a robot. Dr. Matthias Salathe spends a lot of time with e-cigarettes. "The notion was it's safe, and frankly we did not believe this," said Salathe.


Kansas City doctor uses 'vaping robot' in research

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Dr. Matthias Salathe does the research in his lab at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Matthias Salathe does the research in his lab at the University of Kansas Medical Center. A Kansas City doctor is performing groundbreaking research on vaping, using a robot. Dr. Matthias Salathe spends a lot of time with e-cigarettes. "The notion was it's safe, and frankly we did not believe this," said Salathe.


Doctor Bot: How artificial intelligence is already changing healthcare, and what's coming next

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Artificial intelligence is at the center of many emerging technologies today, and perhaps nowhere are the implications more meaningful than in healthcare. So where is AI making an impact in healthcare today? What will the future bring, and how should healthcare providers and technologists get ready? On the Season 4 premiere of GeekWire's Health Tech Podcast, we address all of those questions with three guests: Linda Hand, CEO of Cardinal Analytx Solutions, a venture-backed company that uses predictive technology to identify people at high risk of declining health, and match them with interventions; Colt Courtright, who leads Corporate Data & Analytics at Premera Blue Cross; and Dr. David Rhew, Microsoft's new chief medical officer and vice president of healthcare. This episode was recorded on location at the dotBlue conference in Seattle, hosted by the returning sponsor of the show, Premera Blue Cross.


AI in Healthcare Is Exciting, However, It Is No Reason to Overpay For It

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Eventually, many conversations about artificial intelligence (AI) include HAL. An acronym for Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer, HAL played a prominent and disconcerting role in Stanley Kubrick's mind-bending 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. In the film, sentient computer HAL learns that the humans suspect it of being in error and will disconnect it should that error be confirmed. Of course, HAL is having none of that, and terror ensues. So influential was Kubrick's adaptation of an Arthur C. Clarke short story that HAL is now a part of the ways in which AI is often conceived.


The future of artificial intelligence in health

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Artificial intelligence (AI) will have a profound, positive and transformative impact on the health of European and worldwide populations. There is huge interest and worldwide investment in general AI, and health systems are one of the most important application areas. Europe is uniquely placed to play a leadership role in the race to build better, more accurate and safer health technology systems through the use of AI. European researchers are at the forefront in the development of safe, robust and effective AI delivering substantive patient and public benefit. If properly managed, AI research will deliver both sustained health improve ments as well as economic benefits to Europe.


AI-based product aims to help providers identify missed charges

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Providers continue to fall short of their charge-capture potential despite having rules-based systems and manual audits, an executive at an industry vendor contends. "It's estimated that missing charges and associated reimbursement--combined with audit and recovery efforts--cost providers the equivalent of 1 percent of annual revenue," says Nick Giannasi, executive vice president of Change Healthcare. Industry vendors are designing products to help provider organizations improve their ability to capture charges. For example, Change Healthcare is unveiling a product called Charge Capture Advisor that uses artificial intelligence to identify potentially missing charges for services that providers perform before claims are submitted. The company contends that the result is more complete capture of services rendered without imposing additional time and effort by hospital revenue integrity teams.


Ping An Leads Investment in Riverain Technologies to Advance AI in Healthcare

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Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (hereafter "Ping An" or the "Group", HKEX: 2318; SSE: 601318) is pleased to announce Ping An Global Voyager Fund is leading an investment of US$15 Million in Riverain Technologies, a leading provider of clinical artificial intelligence software used to efficiently detect lung disease at its earliest stages. Riverain Technologies markets advanced artificial intelligence imaging software used by leading hospitals around the world. The software significantly improves a clinician's ability to accurately and efficiently detect cancer and other cell anomalies in thoracic CT and X-ray images. The company's suite of patented ClearReadTM software tools are FDA-cleared, deployable in the clinic or in the cloud, and powered by the most advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning methods available to the medical imaging market. Its products are relied upon by leading healthcare institutions, including Duke University, Mayo Clinic, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, and Veterans Affairs hospitals.