PR Newswire | November 01, 2023
Abbott a global leader in heart health, announced the Abbott HeartMates program, a new initiative that will kick off with professional football player Damar Hamlin as its first ambassador.
Experiencing a major heart-related incident can cause emotional distress and be an incredibly isolating experience.2 A group of individuals working together as a team can make all the difference to those affected and help them make a full comeback and live their fullest lives. The Abbott HeartMates program aims to create a community of support for people and caregivers impacted by heart conditions. The program will enable participants to share stories and receive emotional support as well as connect with others going through similar heart health journeys.
"After experiencing a cardiovascular event that changed my life, I know the power and importance of having an engaged team to lean on for mental and physical recovery. I'm partnering with Abbott to launch HeartMates because we share a vision to offer the support and encouragement I received after my incident, so others feel empowered to achieve their own comeback stories."
Building the HeartMates Team
Abbott is inviting people who are committed to inspiring others through their heart health stories to join Hamlin on our HeartMates team. The team will be comprised of people directly or indirectly affected by a heart condition including cardiovascular patients, their caregivers, health care providers, friends and family. Team members will collaborate directly with Abbott and Hamlin as program ambassadors and promote the HeartMates community-building tenants to those impacted by heart conditions.
Individuals who would like to nominate someone they know or submit themselves to be considered for the HeartMates team are encouraged to share their heart stories with Abbott and Hamlin via email at HeartMates@abbott.com. The inaugural HeartMates team will be drafted in early 2024.
"At Abbott, we pour our hearts into developing innovative medical devices that empower people to come back from cardiovascular events," said Nadim Geloo, M.D., senior director of medical affairs in Abbott's Structural Heart business. "However, nobody makes a comeback alone. Our HeartMates program creates a community of support and resources for those navigating their heart health and embodies our unwavering commitment to ensuring that no one faces these challenges alone."
Abbott and Hamlin are collaborating closely to further build the HeartMates community by meeting and hearing from people around the country impacted by cardiovascular events, as well as their caregivers. Hamlin and the Abbott team recently visited Maria Fareri Children's Hospital in Westchester, N.Y., to learn from caregivers and hear comeback stories directly from people who have experienced cardiac events.
Health Technology, Digital Healthcare
Business Wire | October 16, 2023
HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer, and enterprise markets, announced that its Digital Transformation Solutions business unit has launched the groundbreaking Healthcare Private Language Model (LLM), known as HealthGPT. HealthGPT represents a leap in healthcare solutions by leveraging generative AI to empower healthcare professionals, researchers, and institutions through advanced patient care, medical research, and decision-making.
HealthGPT brings forward all the benefits of a LLM like natural language interaction and learnability, with a strong knowledge base established from a variety of healthcare data sets. The model, built using the key principles of responsible AI, has additionally been tested for accuracy and hallucinations using HARMAN’s own automated LLM testing framework and the results were further validated by the healthcare subject matter experts.
HARMAN HealthGPT is a private LLM, providing enterprises with more control over roadmap, privacy, compliance and security issues at optimized cost.
Key advantages of working with HARMAN HealthGPT include
Enhanced Clinical Insights: Provides real-time, context-aware clinical insights, aiding in decision making.
End-to-end LLM Fine tuning framework: A comprehensive framework for fine-tuning Language Model (LLM) to achieve optimal performance.
Data generation framework: A framework for creating high quality customized datasets to further fine-tune Language Model (LLM) for enhanced performance.
Automated LLM evaluation framework: Completely automated solution to validate fine-tuned LLMs for quality of outputs, factual correctness, hallucinations, and toxicity.
Cost Optimization: Advanced deployment techniques using quantization to significantly reduce model size and thereby processing costs by up to one-tenth.
Drug Discovery and Research: Accelerate drug discovery and development by extracting valuable insights from clinical trial data.
Nick Parrotta, President – Digital Transformation Solutions & Chief Digital and Information officer at HARMAN said,
The business value of generative AI cannot be overstated. Organizations that scale and implement swiftly will see significant competitive advantages, productivity gains and more – but only if they can unlock their data and move from general purpose applications to more specialized, domain-specific applications. At HARMAN, it is our mission to help our clients navigate this hurdle and create a competitive advantage long-term. HARMAN HealthGPT is an example of our capabilities that will help organizations utilize specific industry trained models to better solve unique problems and add value for customers. With our long-standing AI expertise and ability to develop effective LLMs, we’re equipped to help our clients move past challenging roadblocks and fully capitalize on the exciting promise of generative AI.
[Source – Business Wire]
HARMAN is seeing strong early results of the LLM training, and its AI and ML teams are well positioned with an end-to-end, tested framework to fine-tune more private LLMs, beyond the healthcare industry, to solve similar customer problems.
Health Technology, AI
Atrium Health's | October 11, 2023
The collaboration between Atrium Health and Nuance in introducing this solution was presented at the 2023 HLTH Conference held in Las Vegas.
Atrium Health clinicians strongly support DAX, with 92% finding it easy to use, 85% valuing DAX Copilot access, 84% reporting better documentation, and 68% improving care delivery.
Atrium Health excels in pediatrics, cancer, heart care, organ transplants, burn treatments, and specialized musculoskeletal programs while leading in virtual care and mobile medicine innovations.
Atrium Health's clinical leaders have embraced a fundamental concept called the 'Best Place to Care.' As an integral component of this initiative, the company conducts comprehensive surveys among its healthcare providers to gain insights into enhancing their job satisfaction and mitigating the risk of burnout.
The company has achieved the distinction of being a pioneering health system in implementing an AI tool known as Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience Copilot (DAX Copilot), specifically designed to streamline the generation of clinical documentation during patient consultations. This innovative technology is pivotal in liberating healthcare practitioners from administrative tasks, allowing them to direct their undivided attention toward delivering personalized, high-quality patient care. It also enhances the overall efficiency of clinical processes and mitigates the workload associated with administrative responsibilities, which often contribute to healthcare provider burnout.
Dr. Matthew Anderson, Senior Vice President and Medical Director of Virtual Health for Advocate Health and Atrium Health's Senior Medical Director for Primary Care, stated, "In addition to providing high-quality patient experiences and elevating clinical efficiency, supporting clinician satisfaction and retention by enabling physicians and nurses to work at the top of their licensure is one of our top organizational priorities."
He further added,
DAX Copilot is enabling a better clinician experience. Most of our surveyed users are reporting a positive impact on their day-to-day schedule, being able to increase the number of patients they are able to see and even spending more time with them. This type of scale and satisfaction is critical in the advancement of healthcare.
[Source – Cision PR Newswire]
Atrium Health has utilized DAX Copilot among its primary care physicians, with extensive deployment plans encompassing its operational domain. This innovative solution empowers clinicians to swiftly and securely generate preliminary clinical summaries in mere seconds, derived from in-person examinations or telehealth interactions, enabling immediate review and finalization within the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. Notably, Atrium Health's physicians have already communicated substantial time savings of up to 40 minutes per day attributed to the adoption of this advanced documentation assistant.
DAX Copilot, an evolution of Dragon's ambient technology used by thousands of clinicians, has delivered significant benefits: a 70% reduction in burnout, 50% less time on documentation, saving seven minutes per patient encounter, and adding an average of five appointments per clinic day. It's a user-friendly gateway for healthcare organizations to embrace advanced AI-driven clinical documentation, building upon their Nuance Dragon Medical platform investments with over 550,000 users. In a private preview of DAX Copilot, clinicians reported improved work-life balance, higher job satisfaction, more engaging patient interactions, and reduced burnout.