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UVA Artificial Intelligence Project Among 7 Finalists for $1 Million Prize

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A UVA Health data science team is one of seven finalists in a national competition to improve healthcare with the help of artificial intelligence. UVA's proposal was selected as a finalist from among more than 300 applicants in the first-ever Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge. UVA's project predicts which patients are at risk for adverse outcomes and then suggests a personalized plan to ensure appropriate healthcare delivery and avoid unnecessary hospitalizations. CMS selected the seven finalists after reviewing the accuracy of their artificial intelligence models and evaluating how well healthcare providers could use visual displays created by each project team to improve outcomes and patient care. Each team of finalists received $60,000 and will compete for a grand prize of up to $1 million.


Seven Finalists Vie for AI Health Outcomes Challenge

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced seven finalists who will advance to the final round of the Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge. This multi-stage competition launched last year with more than 300 entities proposing AI solutions for predicting patient health outcomes aimed at revolutionizing healthcare for potential use by the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. In this last stage of the competition, the seven finalists will further develop algorithms that demonstrate how AI tools can be used to predict unplanned hospital and skilled nursing facility admissions and adverse events, and also will develop predictive algorithms for a standard target to be selected by CMS. CMS will announce the Grand Prize winner (who will receive up to $1 million in prize money) and Runner-Up (who will receive up to $230,000 in prize money) by the end of April 2021.


Jefferson Health Named Finalist in CMS Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge

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PHILADELPHIA – Jefferson advances as a finalist in the nationwide challenge to improve health outcomes through artificial intelligence, sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Each of the seven CMS finalists receives a $60,000 prize and the opportunity to win the grand prize of $1 million or $230,000 for the runner-up. A multidisciplinary team of data scientists, data engineers, and physicians combined their collective experience to create the submission for the CMS Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge. The winner will show how AI and machine learning can more strongly predict unplanned admissions and adverse events at hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. These insights can help healthcare providers to identify risk, intervene early, and ultimately improve patient outcomes.