November 2018

UMass Memorial partners with AI platform to help monitor patients
CNBC: Judge mulls not approving CVS-Aetna agreement
Deep learning improves identification of adverse drug events from EHRs
HHS has a plan to reduce health IT, EHR burden
Nova Vision CEO: AI equalizes quality between rural, urban areas of China
CMS expands state waiver rules for account-based approach
Telemedicine adoption is picking up, but use is still uncommon
AMA: Healthcare insurance markets are highly consolidated, reducing competition
AI-powered health clinics open in Phoenix-area stores
Atrium breach exposes millions of patient records
Healthcare providers struggle with EHR adoption
RSNA 2018: Challenges and benefits of using AI in radiologists' workflows
Amazon’s new healthcare approach mines medical records
CVS Health completes $69B merger with Aetna
Amazon announces new HIPAA eligible machine-learning service
10 principles of radical redesign of the healthcare system
NYU to release large-scale MRI dataset for AI project with Facebook
Cigna-Express Scripts merger delayed
RSNA 2018: Researchers use AI to predict cancer survival, treatment response
Hospital recommends fundraising to patient who couldn’t afford heart transplant
CMS proposes new Medicare prescription drug rules
Nuance’s AI Marketplace Delivers AI at Scale with Industry’s First Workflow-Integrated Market for Diagnostic Imaging Algorithms
Philadelphia physician earns RSNA Margulis Award for AI research
CVS-Aetna deal approved by all regulators
CMS reapproves Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky
AI predicts risk of ER admission
Apple in talks with VA to give vets access to electronic medical records
Health insurer based benefits on sleep habits
Deep-learning algorithm matches, outperforms radiologists in screening chest X-rays
Amazon hires insurance exec for joint healthcare venture
CMS launching AI health challenge in 2019
Oakland A’s exec believes AI, health tech will transform pro sports
Lawmakers to introduce bill to lower drug prices
Philips launches IntelliSpace Discovery* Research platform at RSNA to support the development and deployment of Artificial Intelligence assets in radiology
Computer uses machine learning to analyze breast cancer images
Former HHS Secretary Tom Price joins Georgia governor-elect’s transition team
MaxQ AI to integrate AI software that detects brain bleeds in imaging
CVS-Aetna deal now likely to close after Thanksgiving
Healthcare practitioners must be own ‘watchdogs’ in antibiotic prescribing
Q&A: Wision AI CEO talks new algorithm for polyp detection
CFOs struggle with too much data. AI can help
Wildfires lead HHS to declare public health emergency in California
Google deep-learning system grades prostate cancer with 70% accuracy
LifePoint finalizes $5.6B merger with RCCH HealthCare Partners
CommonWell rolls out IT connectivity nationwide in interoperability push
Medicare improper payments drop to lowest rate since 2010
Study: AI tool detects skin cancers better than dermatologists
Pfizer to raise prices on 41 drugs in 2019
Have not-for-profit hospitals peaked financially?
AI software used to better diagnose, treat coronary artery disease
GE Capital sells healthcare equipment business for $1.5B
California approves CVS Health-Aetna deal
AI healthcare IT market expected to cross $1.7B in 2019
Healthcare orgs investing big in AI, expect positive returns
Cost reduction, disruption top of mind for healthcare leaders
AI detection of pediatric heart murmurs comparable to cardiologists
Housing reimbursement may be on the way for Medicaid
AI framework analyzes how online interactions impact treatment decisions for cancer patients
Humana, Kaiser have highest customer satisfaction ratings
Humana Joins CAQH and the National Effort to Streamline Healthcare Business Practices and Improve Provider Data
Where Medicare Advantage will cost the least in 2019
$3.5M granted to develop robotic system to treat brain tumors
Consumers rate urgent care higher than EDs in Yelp reviews
Forbes spotlights 30 healthcare innovators under 30
Mayo Clinic receives $200M gift
Waystar Expands Leadership Team to Accelerate Growth and Advancement Within Health Systems and Hospitals
Humana hits savings, care goals in ongoing shift to value-based care
Google Health absorbs DeepMind
NYT: Hospital mergers lead to higher costs for patients
CMS to allow Medicaid mental health demonstrations
AI causing anxiety for some medical students
Envision reaches contract agreement with Cigna
AI and big data research projects receive $5M to understand Alzheimer's disease
AI system designed to treat sepsis patients earlier
Healthcare organizations join blockchain effort to resolve credentialing inefficiencies
How to restore meaningfulness and do away with ‘stupid stuff’ in EHRs
Amazon expands list of HIPAA eligible AI services
Less than half of CIOs strongly trust their data
Oticon Kaizn, World’s First Personal AI Assistant for Your Ears, Wins Two 2019 CES Innovation Awards
Harvard Medical School receives $200M gift
Aetna to pay $25.5M after denying cancer coverage
Athenahealth sold for $5.7 billion
Digital health platform monitors patients with machine learning
Machine-learning tool accurately predicts cancer patient response to chemo drugs
Most clinicians in MIPS earned small payment bump in first year results
FDA will strengthen expanded access program for non-approved treatments
6 ways to improve clinical decision support in the AI era
Agency warns Trump administration of Medicaid work requirement consequences
Geisinger CEO hired by Google to oversee healthcare push
Ada launches initiative to improve healthcare access with AI
Health IT improves patient care in nursing homes
Can AI make doctors obsolete? Yes and no
CMS proposes to reform Medicaid managed care
FDA clears AI detection software for diagnosing brain bleeds
Reducing hospital superbugs costs just $2 per person
AI tools performed worse on data outside original health system
Harvard: AI may help solve healthcare's red-tape problem
FTC accuses Florida agency of selling $100M in fraudulent insurance plans
PwC: What the midterm shakeup means for healthcare
Perspective: Ethical challenges must be addressed with machine learning