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CMS competition seeks predictive AI apps for better health outcomes

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has launched a new contest it hopes will speed the development of new artificial intelligence technologies that can better predict health outcomes and boost quality of care. WHY IT MATTERS CMS says the Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge – announced by the agency on Wednesday, in partnership with American Academy of Family Physicians and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation – seeks to uncover and "unleash" new and innovative tools to help with the push toward value-based care. To do that, CMS is calling on developers from all industries to create new predictive AI applications to help providers participating in CMS Innovation Center models to deliver better care and make quality measures more impactful. "The Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge is a three stage competition that will begin with the Launch Stage, in which participants will submit an application at ai.cms.gov," "Up to 20 participants will be selected to participate in Stage 1 of the Challenge. We anticipate that more information about Stage 1 and Stage 2 will be announced later this year."


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Barzani, whose father led struggles against Baghdad in the 1960s and 1970s, told Reuters in July the Kurds would take responsibility for the expected "yes" outcome of the referendum, and implement the outcome through dialogue with Baghdad and regional powers to avoid conflict.


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8 And Above, Improving Hiring Outcomes

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Clinical-Community Partnerships Improve Child Health Outcomes in Memphis

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Paul Young, director of Memphis' Division of Housing and Community Development, says working with Le Bonheur through the regional Healthy Homes Partnership will "make it simple for the person and the public to figure out this maze of programs and initiatives so that they can get the support and the help that they need." In the future, he hopes the organizations will work together to identify areas with high asthma prevalence and then concentrate combined resources there, maximizing the impact for the families they serve.