November 2020

Ventilators? PPE? Those COVID concerns are so five months ago
COVID may cause hospitals’ bottom lines to bottom out—again
Affective computing could make healthcare AI more considerate of human feelings
AI hypothesizes, shows a connection between optimistic outlook and COVID ethics
FDA clears AI for mobile radiology reads, patient communications
COVID crisis in Nebraska: ‘We’re watching a system breaking in front of us and we’re helpless to stop it’
3 industry orgs suing HHS, FDA over Canadian drug imports
CDC floats guidance on COVID vaccine distribution
AI helps diagnose Parkinson’s on eye images capturable by smartphone
Opinion: For healthcare AI to be all that it can be, ‘the user’s needs must come first’
COVID crisis prompts call for more telehealth powered by AI and assisted by robots
5 mixed takes on the opening of Amazon Pharmacy
Healthcare AI startup lands $42M plus a partnership with Mayo
Nuance hands off 2 business units, leans hard into conversational AI
AMA plans to push for more telehealth ‘throughout the pandemic and beyond’
Face masks give no additional COVID defense to social distancing: Danish study
3 ways to drive rather than react to workforce changes quickened by COVID
How and why to diversify healthcare AI training data
$500K on the table in AI vs. COVID contest
Medtronic builds AI spinal surgery business with 7th acquisition of 2020
Nurses, surgery workers had highest COVID-positive rates when the pandemic was young
Surprise medical bills cost younger adults more
Measles coiled to do children far more harm than COVID-19
2020 has seen AI emerge as essential to disease research
Deep learning gives stable inpatients a good night’s sleep
Progressive, conservative-leaning groups harmonize for telehealth
New COVID concern: ‘We are asking people to take a vaccine that is going to hurt’
4 forces favoring, 5 working against Biden’s wish to lower Medicare eligibility age
Life sciences going all in with AI, with many companies spending upwards of $50M—and counting
Machine learning models about as trustworthy as conventional means for risk prediction
3 recent notable approvals of medical AI
In a post- or protracted COVID world, no hospital concern will loom larger than patient experience
3 areas newly ripe for employer-driven change in healthcare policy
Health execs best consider now what a ‘Bidencare’ might look like later
Microsoft finetuning anti-pandemic technologies in a ‘stimulating playground for algorithm development’
‘Beleaguered’ residency directors urged to take care in adopting AI
Health execs implementing AI undaunted by COVID
3 takeaways from an unfinished healthcare project at Alphabet’s X
US patents for AI innovations skyrocketing; IBM the top corporate AI inventor
CMS to penalize 2,500+ hospitals this year for excessive readmissions in years past
Backward tracing busts COVID clusters, as Japan has found and shown
More than half a year into COVID crisis, PPE was still scarce at many nursing homes
AI with location data may fine-tune flu forecasting
4 key steps toward adopting AI-aided triage at scale
Hopes in AI running high among healthcare executives
Facebook still providing safe spaces for COVID misinformers