This is the first episode in our series Smarter health. American health care is complex. In the first episode in our series Smarter health, we explore the potential of AI in health care -- from predicting patient risk, to diagnostics, to just helping physicians make better decisions. Today, On Point: We consider whether AI's potential can be realized in our financially-motivated health care system. Welcome to an On Point special series: Smarter health: Artificial intelligence and the future of American health care. In the not so distant future, artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies could transform the health care you receive, whether you're aware of it or not. Here are just a couple of examples. Dr. Vindell Washington is chief clinical officer at Verily Life Sciences, which is owned by Google's parent company, Alphabet. Washington oversees the development of Onduo. Technology that weaves together multiple streams of complex, daily medical data in order to guide and personalize health care decisions across entire patient populations. VINDELL WASHINGTON [Tape]: You might have a blood pressure cuff reading, you may have a blood sugar reading, you may have some logging that you've done.
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Biofourmis, a Boston-based global leader in virtual care and digital medicine, has announced its engagement with Wise Health System to launch a continuum-wide care-at-home initiative. Wise Health System is a four-hospital, integrated care network in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Wise Health System will launch the effort with a home hospital program leveraging Biofourmis' Hospital@Home end-to-end solution that combines artificial intelligence (AI)-based remote patient monitoring technology and clinical support services. Wise Health System has nearly 200 beds across its four-hospital campus, with over 200 physicians and more than 2,000 employees. The health system is launching a hospital at home program with Biofourmis as part of its progressive healthcare delivery philosophy, to enable participation in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS') Acute Hospital Care at Home program, for which it has already earned a waiver.
Big data, artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT) and deep learning (DL) are revolutionizing modern healthcare post pandemic. After having made remarkable improvements in finance, retail and marketing, big data, artificial intelligence, internet of things (IoT) and deep learning are now transforming healthcare. The volume of data involved in healthcare studies and analysis makes it a perfect use-case for these ground breaking technologies. Healthcare industry handles an immense load of data that is piling up every day. Sooner or later, we will need big data tools to transform healthcare information into relevant insights that can help the development of health services.
This partnership will help health systems address the increasing volume of medical images and the worldwide radiologist labor shortage. Integration of Boneview into Aidoc's AI platform will give many more clinicians access to a tool to help them identify fractures in limbs, pelvis, thoracic and lumbar spine, and rib cage. Aidoc's end-to-end AI platform already includes numerous third-party AI vendors including Imbio, Riverain, Subtle, Icometrix and ScreenPoint. Over 152 million X-rays are performed every year in the US. Although there are about 37,000 radiologists in the US, they are not evenly distributed.
Melax Tech, a world leader in AI-powered software provider of biomedical natural language processing (NLP) technology, announced the partnership with Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), one of the largest academic medical centers in the Southeast as their official NLP technology provider. This partnership will provide the de-identification of VUMC clinical notes to promote the secondary use of EHRs for the Vanderbilt research community. "We are grateful to VUMC for the trust they have placed in our organization and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship," said Andre Pontin, CEO of Melax Tech. Melax Tech empowers businesses, laboratories, and other life sciences organizations to use natural language processing (NLP) technology to unlock unstructured textual data. Clients use our AI-powered software to uncover insights, make decisions, and research breakthroughs.
CB Insights named Encord, the platform for data-centric computer vision, on its annual AI 100 ranking, a list showcasing the 100 most promising private artificial intelligence companies in the world. "However, this is just the beginning and we have exciting developments on the horizon – watch this space." "This is the sixth year that CB Insights has recognized the most promising private artificial intelligence companies with the AI 100. This year's cohort spans 13 industries working on everything from recycling plastic waste to improving hearing aids," said Brian Lee, SVP of CB Insights' Intelligence Unit. "Last year's AI 100 companies had a remarkable run, raising more than $6 billion, including 20 mega-rounds worth more than $100 million each. We're excited to watch the companies on this year's list continue to grow and create products and services that meaningfully impact the world around them." "We're honoured to not only be recognized as an innovative AI Startup but also as the only company within the computer vision bracket. The whole team has worked tirelessly from its humble beginnings to get to where we are today and for this effort to be recognized is great kudos to everyone," said Ulrik Stig-Hansen, Co-Founder & CEO at Encord.
Across all industries, organizations are now managing more data, nearly 14 petabytes on average, according to Dell Technologies' 2020 Global Data Protection Index (1 petabyte is just over 1 million gigabytes). In healthcare, providers and patients want to see more done with all that data. Some 75 percent of healthcare consumers want to work together with providers on wellness goals, according to Deloitte research, and 85 percent of physicians expect interoperability and data sharing to become standardized. The pandemic has highlighted the value of innovative technologies to gather, manage and gain insights from the vast stores of data that hospitals collect, guiding them toward improved care and adaptive clinical workflows. "The pandemic has been a huge validation of the path we were on and the investments we've made in data management," Lamm says.
Nuance is a technology pioneer with market leadership in conversational AI and ambient intelligence, and a full-service partner of 77 percent of U.S. hospitals and trusted by over 500,000 physicians daily. Microsoft provides trusted and secure cloud and AI capabilities with the goal to empower people and organizations to address the complex challenges facing the healthcare industry today. With a long-term commitment to leveraging cloud and AI technologies to enhance patient engagement and outcomes, reduce clinician burnout, improve clinical quality and safety, and enhance financial performance, Nuance and Microsoft are leaders in the future-focused healthcare ecosystem and well-equipped to ensure The AI Collaborative members are at the front-end of education and learning on the evolution of AI in healthcare. "The key to successful healthcare innovation using AI is understanding at a deep level the problems that you're trying to solve and focusing on the outcomes you want to achieve," said Peter Durlach, Chief Strategy Officer of Nuance. "With the combined engineering, market and domain expertise of Nuance and Microsoft, The AI Collaborative can bring together multiple technical, business and clinical stakeholders to prioritize deployment of solutions for clinician burnout, patient engagement and health system financial stability, while accelerating innovation in precision medicine, drug discovery, clinical decision support and other promising use cases across the entire healthcare ecosystem."
It's 10 a.m. on a Monday, and Aman, one of the developers of a new artificial intelligence tool, is excited about the technology launching that day. Leaders of Duke University Hospital's intensive care unit had asked Aman and his colleagues to develop an AI tool to help prevent overcrowding in their unit. Research had shown that patients coming to the hospital with a particular type of heart attack did not require hospitalization in the ICU, and its leaders hoped that an AI tool would help emergency room clinicians identify these patients and refer them to noncritical care. This would both improve quality of care for patients and reduce unnecessary costs. Aman and his team of cardiologists, data scientists, computer scientists, and project managers had developed an AI tool that made it easy for clinicians to identify these patients.