Nuance and Health Management Academy launch collaboration on artificial intelligence
In an effort to enable a more “efficient, responsible and future-oriented” deployment of artificial intelligence and machine learning in healthcare, Nuance announced this week that it is joining the Health Management Academy to co-found an initiative designed to optimize AI deployments for clinical decision support, patient experience, operational efficiency and cost reduction.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT
The Academy is working with Nuance to launch The AI Collaborative, which aims to bring together hospital and healthcare system leaders to compare notes on their AI and ML deployments and work together to target new cases of peak usage, according to the companies.
The AI Collaborative will officially launch in September at the headquarters of Nuance’s parent company, Microsoft, officials say, and annual summits are planned for years to come.
At the start, the focus will be on events around analytics, digital strategy and clinical transformation, with insights from providers, payers and life science organizations.
“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with Microsoft and Nuance to introduce The AI Collaborative, a new program from The Academy designed exclusively for clinical and operational executives who lead their organization’s approach to AI investment. ‘AI as a strategic initiative,’ said Renee DeSilva, CEO of the Academy. “Our members have expressed their desire for a dedicated space to explore AI in healthcare and its enormous potential to improve outcomes and clinical workflow.”
THE GREAT TREND
Recent Health Informatics News News stories and case studies have shown how artificial intelligence and machine learning can help manage unstructured data, improve care management for at-risk patients, and improve social determinants of health.
Listen to this recent episode of HIMSSCast to learn more about the role AI can play in strengthening health equity.
Our coverage also showed how AI is increasing the efficiency of point-of-care ultrasounds, improving monitoring and documentation in L&D departments, and helping to reduce no-shows and missed appointments.
At HIMSS22 earlier this spring, Nuance and Cerner announced an expansion of their decade-long AI collaboration, further integrating Dragon Ambient eXperience technology into Cerner’s Millennium electronic health record. The deeper integration of ambient and conversational NLP into Millennium will help streamline workflows and improve the supplier experience, the companies said. The goal is also to expand patient access and improve care outcomes through “clinical documentation that writes itself”.
“The key to successful healthcare innovation using AI is to deeply understand the problems you are trying to solve and focus on the results you want to achieve,” said Peter Durlach, director of strategy at Nuance, in a press release.
“AI collaboration can bring together multiple technical, business, and clinical stakeholders to prioritize the 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.”
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