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How AI in Health Systems Improves Upon Traditional Business Intelligence Tools

| May 16, 2024
How AI in Health Systems Improves Upon Traditional Business Intelligence Tools

By Health Catalyst Editors—Healthcare industry complexities, such as labor costs, overworked resources, and inadequate technology, are major concerns for healthcare leaders who strive to prioritize how data is accessed and managed across teams and departments. Aligning clinical and financial information at the organizational level to make strategic decisions is one of healthcare’s biggest challenges. Historically, […]

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CMS clarifies rules for HIPAA compliance when texting patient data

| April 15, 2024
CMS clarifies rules for HIPAA compliance when texting patient data

By Andres Fox—Texting of patient orders among members by healthcare teams is now permissible at hospitals and critical access hospitals when done through a HIPAA-compliant secure platform in compliance with CMS Conditions of Participation rules, the agency says. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Quality, Safety & Oversight Group sent a memo to state […]

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The future of AI is in collaborating to build foundational models

| March 24, 2024
The future of AI is in collaborating to build foundational models

By Susan Morse–At HIMSS24, the discussion around artificial intelligence has moved from excitement about the potential of AI to help solve healthcare’s biggest challenges to the desire for a solid foundation for its implementation. On Wednesday, AI experts from three companies that are some of the biggest researchers and builders of AI spoke to a ballroom-filling […]

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Technology driving health plan strategy

| February 22, 2024
Technology driving health plan strategy

By Jeff Lagasse–Sixty-two percent of health plan leaders are investing in technology for digital transformation as the number-one way to achieve organizational goals in 2024, a new survey from healthcare SaaS company HealthEdge, a software provider for payers, has found. The survey of U.S. health plan executives working across functions found rising consolidation among payers and providers. […]

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How integrating AI and clinical decision support systems can help in the ER

| January 19, 2024
How integrating AI and clinical decision support systems can help in the ER

By Bill Siwicki —Deployment of artificial intelligence for point-of-care clinical decision support is in its nascency. Despite the media attention and proliferation of AI studies, translation to clinical practice is rare. Little evidence exists on best practices for deployment, particularly in emergency medicine. Emergency medicine serves as the frontline of healthcare and the integration of […]

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A New Era in Clinical Trials

| December 15, 2023
A New Era in Clinical Trials

By Edward Triebell Current industry challenges present an opportunity for innovation and the adoption of new solutions, particularly in addressing barriers related to patient recruitment, engagement, and retention. The COVID-19 pandemic opened the door for some significant and noteworthy changes to the way our industry could accomplish clinical trials with a forced mandate to decentralize […]

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‘Medical-grade’ AI is poised to help health systems manage their data

| November 17, 2023
‘Medical-grade’ AI is poised to help health systems manage their data

By Bill Siwicki—There’s been a lot of hype around generative artificial intelligence tools such as ChatGPT over the past year or so. But for all the emerging healthcare use cases involving large language models, it’s worth remembering that one major value of LLMs is their ability to improve natural language processing capabilities that have been […]

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Where AI is making a difference in healthcare now

| October 26, 2023
Where AI is making a difference in healthcare now

By Bill Siwicki–There are some key clinical and financial use cases already showing their worth – but while innovation around artificial intelligence is happening rapidly, there’s risk in moving too quickly, one physician expert cautions. There’s a lot of buzz around the potential of artificial intelligence to transform care delivery. New technologies offer advanced capabilities […]

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