New Standard Launched for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

HITInfrastructure | March 03, 2020

New Standard Launched for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
More than 50 organizations recently developed the first-ever ANSI-accredited standard for the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. The organizations consist of major tech companies and healthcare industry leaders such as Amazon, AT&T, AMA, Fitbit, and Google, which were called on by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). This standard will set a pathway for implementing medical and healthcare solutions build on AI.  Standards are designed to serve the public through removal of any misunderstandings between manufacturers and purchasers, boosting interchangeability and improvement of products, and assisting the purchaser in selecting and obtaining the appropriate product for their particular need, according to a CTA document.

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GE Healthcare | November 29, 2021

At the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) 2021 Annual Meeting, GE Healthcare unveiled around 60 innovative technology solutions spanning the healthcare spectrum including patient screening, diagnostics, therapy planning, guidance, and monitoring. Amidst a global pandemic and mounting pressure on the industry, the company accelerated innovations underpinned by artificial intelligence (AI) and digital solutions to help transform healthcare delivery, making it easier and more efficient for clinicians and health systems, and more personalized and precise for patients. The pandemic exposed the fragility of the global healthcare system, creating an urgent need for technology and solutions that help clinicians manage seriously ill COVID-19 patients, advanced diseases – such as cancer and heart disease – a backlog in non-urgent care, and an ageing population, while battling burnout and workforce shortages. With these circumstances in mind, GE Healthcare is proud to introduce technologies and solutions at #RSNA21 that help healthcare systems: Increase efficiency and productivity; Reduce clinician burnout; Empower clinicians with AI and analytics when, where and how they need it; Create a more resilient and sustainable healthcare industry; and Increase access to care. “Our goal is to make healthcare more human by breaking down barriers so clinicians can work at the top of their game, healthcare systems can operate more efficiently, and patients can get the best and most personalized care possible. Healthcare is at a turning point and at GE Healthcare we are using our clinical expertise and know-how to deliver innovative technologies and solutions that help solve healthcare’s most pressing problems, advance precision health and improve patient lives.” Kieran Murphy, president & CEO, GE Healthcare Transforming healthcare through imaging technologies and digital offerings Over the last year and a half, the industry has embraced technological innovation. What was once considered “futuristic” is now fundamental. In an environment where clinical expertise, regulatory know-how and speed matter, GE Healthcare rose to the challenge. Working alongside clinicians and care teams to understand the most pressing needs of radiologists and hospital administrators, the company innovated new solutions, leveraging its healthcare-specific intelligence platform, Edison, to help providers achieve greater efficiency, reduce errors, increase speed to appropriate treatments, and increase access to care. To this end, GE Healthcare developed the following new AI-powered, automated and data-driven solutions to help encourage greater diagnostic confidence, ease the burden of care and improve workflow for healthcare systems around the world: SIGNA Herois named for our heroes on the frontlines, who continue to care for seriously ill patients as well as a backlog in non-urgent care – all the while battling burnout and workforce shortages. The new 3.0T MRI system offers new workflows and AIR Recon DL enhancements designed to help our heroes on the frontlines address some of today’s most pressing healthcare needs: enhanced productivity, patient comfort, and sustainabilityii. SIGNA Artist Evo enables healthcare systems to modernize their legacy 1.5T narrow 60 cm bore MR systems to 1.5T, 70 cm bore systems, accommodating more patients of different shapes and sizes. Furthermore, the company’s patented flexible AIR Coils design and AIR Recon DL image reconstruction help provide clearer, sharper and more detailed images faster – enabling shorter patient setup times and reducing table time. Revolution Apex platformprovides exceptional image quality and low dose scanning for routine and challenging cases in many care areas with optimized clinical capabilities, built-in scalability and upgradability options. Allia Platform is designed to enhance user experience, improve workflow efficiency and increase the adoption of advanced image guidance in daily practice – all important factors in today’s constrained healthcare environment. In addition to personalizing the Interventional or hybrid operating room with just one click of the user interface, leveraging the Edison platform, the system also harnesses the power of AI with AutoRightv – an advanced AI-based interventional image chain – and Liver ASSIST Virtual Parenchymavi,vii– a 3D visualization software solution designed to provide AI-based virtual parenchymography to help clinicians simulate injections dynamically and perform liver embolization procedures with confidence. AMX Navigate represents GE Healthcare’s latest in portable x-ray technology with a new Zero Click Exam workflow solution and power-assisted Free Motion telescoping column to reduce lift force by an estimated 70 percentviii, helping to decrease X-ray technologist strain . The rugged reliability of the AMX Navigate helps ensure it is ready to perform at the bedside of the patient. Critical Care Suite 2.0 offers a collection of AI algorithms embedded on a mobile x-ray device for case prioritization, automated measurements, and quality control. For the past year, the suite’s AI algorithm to help clinicians assess Endotracheal Tube (ETT) placements has helped clinicians care for an influx of critically ill COVID-19 patients who required ventilation under the FDA COVID-19 imaging guidance. Now, Critical Care Suite 2.0 has received full Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance. Vscan Air provides clinicians with quick insights at the point of care at a time when they need it most. This wireless and pocket-sized ultrasound device provides exceptionally clear image quality, whole-body scanning capabilities, and intuitive software - all in the palm of the clinician’s hand. A dual-probe enables whole-body scanning – with the flip of the wireless dual probe (for deep and shallow scanning) and a push of a button to capture images. Vscan Air offers a high-performance ultrasound machine in a lightweight, portable device designed to improve patient experience and access to ultrasound technology – involving patients by sharing real-time image sharing as simple as see, snap, send. Enterprise Imaging in the Cloud delivers the power of technology in a smart, digital ecosystem giving radiologists easy and seamless access to GE Healthcare’s latest AI-based tools, data and intelligent technology for visualization, diagnostics and workflow as well as third party algorithms – from anywhere, anytimeix,x. The solution is cloud-based, enabling healthcare systems to manage upgrades instantly and digitally, with little to no new hardware or on-site IT team required. Digital Expert Access is a real-time virtual collaboration solution that is integrated into imaging devices. With imaging experts in short supply and high demand and imaging moving beyond hospital campuses, Digital Expert Access allows sharing of expertise, best practices, and in-the-moment advice, as well as remote console control – all from a distance. ulrichINJECT CT Motion uses automated syringeless technology to support workflow efficiencies. The injector, now approved with RIS/PACS integration, removes the need for manual syringe filling which may minimize examination preparation time and minimize contrast media waste. A partner of choice creating and investing in new possibilities for the healthcare industry As innovators, integrators and clinical experts, GE Healthcare is aligning its products and solutions across care pathways, such as oncology, to create end-to-end solutions. The company is working with industry leaders, such as SOPHiA GENETICS, to deliver on the promise of integrated cancer care by bringing insights across multiple diagnostic modalities with the goal of better targeting and matching treatments to each patient’s cancer type, helping to ensure more effective and personalized treatment. Through the acquisition of Zionexa, the company is advancing precision diagnostics and impacting clinical care by commercializing innovative molecular imaging agents. Furthermore, GE Healthcare offers deep industry expertise, an ability to merge clinical and data science and a breadth of solutions across pharmaceutical diagnostics, cyclotrons, chemistry synthesis, PET/CT, PET/MR, nuclear medicine, advanced digital solutions, and pharmaceutical partnerships – all to help clinicians enhance patient care from discovery to diagnosis to treatment. Using input from clinical partners, GE Healthcare has designed technologies and digital solutions to keep up with the ever-changing challenges that exist in the imaging world. The Revolution Apex platform, for example, is designed with advanced technologies intended to: Support one-beat cardiac imaging with motion management; Update their service line from a 40 mm detector and 0.28 second rotation speed up to a 160 mm detector and 0.23 second per rotation speed (FDA 510(k) pending) xi,xii ; and Reduce contrast dose up to 33% potentially. “I'm a fan of the new Apex [platform] system and all the possibilities around it. For us, it's a big win,” said Johan de Mey, MD, PhD, Chair of Radiology at the Universitair Ziekenhuis, Brussels, Belgium. “In the past, we kept machines as long as possible, and we upgraded them with software. But if the hardware was obsolete, we removed it from the hospital. With the Apex, we have a platform with the latest technology and can easily upgrade as our clinical practice evolves.” Altogether, GE Healthcare is a partner of choice to thousands of healthcare providers, medical technology innovators, and digital start-ups around the world. About GE Healthcare GE Healthcare is the $17 billion* healthcare business of GE. As a leading global medical technology, pharmaceutical diagnostics and digital solutions innovator, GE Healthcare enables clinicians to make faster, more informed decisions through intelligent devices, data analytics, applications and services, supported by its Edison intelligence platform. With over 100 years of healthcare industry experience and around 47,000 employees globally, the company operates at the center of an ecosystem working toward precision health, digitizing healthcare, helping drive productivity and improve outcomes for patients, providers, health systems and researchers around the world. On November 9, 2021, GE announced plans to spin-off GE Healthcare to create a pure-play company at the center of precision health in early 2023.

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Healthcare Triangle (HCTI) Selected By Monument Health to Automate Document Processing

Healthcare Triangle, Inc. | November 26, 2021

Healthcare Triangle Inc.,(“HCTI” or the "Company") a leading provider of cloud and data transformation platform and solutions for healthcare and life sciences, is pleased to announce that Monument Health taps Healthcare Triangle to automate their document processing through readable.AI. Healthcare Triangle’s deep expertise in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Natural Language Processing (NLP) has helped Monument Health turn their clinical data from disparate sources into actionable insight. At Monument Health, the ability to close gaps in care depends on data availability at the point of care. As a result, this community-based health care system, headquartered in Rapid City, SD, ingests thousands of pages of data daily, which were manually identified, categorized, and uploaded by staff into its electronic health record (EHR) so the data could be delivered to providers at the point of care. With over 5,000 physicians and caregivers across 5 hospitals and 38 medical clinics serving 12 communities, Monument Health’s paper-intensive nature and need for efficient management of information while ensuring data security required an advanced automation solution for image recognition and document analysis. Monument Health leveraged Healthcare Triangle’s cloud-based AI and machine learning readabl.ai solution to automate the process of categorizing data from unstructured reports and pair the right information with the right patients. readabl.ai uses the state-of-the-art public cloud artificial intelligence and machine learning to recognize and extract information from documents, faxes and narrative reports which adds value as more documents get processed. “As a trail of records follows patients in their healthcare journey, Healthcare Triangle’s readabl.ai solution helps unlock key data while reducing the burden of manual data capture.” Suresh Venkatachari, CEO, Healthcare Triangle HCTI’s AI-powered document processing solution lets the integrated health system focus on higher-value activities related to patient care rather than document processing. It’s an approach that positions Monument Health to meet the complex health needs of its population more effectively. With HCTI’s strong partnership and expertise in AI and machine learning, Monument Health achieved: Streamlined patient care through faster processing Cost reduction through labor savings Integration to the EHR & other key applications using FHIR APIs Accuracy through the latest AI and language processing ML models Scalability through public cloud “The HCTI team and solution has synched with our needs from the very start. From the comprehensive assessment to the design and execution, HCTI validates daily that their partnership is the key component in their solution. The readable.ai project has had a tremendous impact on our health system’s accuracy and productivity in a time where struggles with recruitment and workforce put the industry at risk. Having a partner that lives on service excellence makes all the difference; Thank you HCTI team!” - Ted Syverson, Monument Health Vice President of Revenue Cycle. About Healthcare Triangle, Inc. (HCTI) Healthcare Triangle, Inc. based in Pleasanton, Calif., reinforces healthcare progress through breakthrough technology and extensive industry knowledge and expertise. We support healthcare organizations—including hospitals and health systems and health plans—as well as pharma and life sciences organizations, in their efforts to improve health outcomes. Healthcare Triangle enables the rapid adoption of new technologies, data enlightenment, business agility, and response to immediate business needs and competitive threats. The highly regulated healthcare and life sciences industries rely on Healthcare Triangle for expertise in digital transformation encompassing the cloud, security and compliance, data lifecycle management, healthcare interoperability, and clinical and business performance optimization. About Monument Health Headquartered in Rapid City, S.D., Monument Health is a community-based health care system with a mission to make a difference, every day. The system offers care in 31 medical specialties and serves 12 communities across western South Dakota. With over 5,000 physicians and caregivers, Monument Health is composed of 5 hospitals and 38 medical clinics and specialty centers. Monument Health is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

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Nagarro partners with BioT to deliver best-in-class software for medical devices

Nagarro | November 25, 2021

Nagarro, a global digital engineering company, and BioT Medical, a No-code connected-care platform for medical devices, announced a strategic partnership. In an age of data-driven hyper-personalized care, maximizing the medical device potential has never been more critical. The Nagarro BioT partnership represents the best of two worlds, digital engineering excellence, and connected medical device mastery. This partnership will allow device manufacturers to transform any medical device into a connected care platform within days and build an end-to-end personalized patient care system that is purposefully built for their needs and is fully integrated with the existing caregiver's ecosystem and workflows. Device manufacturers can now benefit from a direct-to-consumer relationship while providing caregivers with better care capabilities using their existing workflows. "Our partnership with Nagarro will help fuel both companies' continued innovation and growth efforts. Through our regulated connected care, no-code platform, BioT will enable Nagarro to easily and quickly expand their best-in-class digital health offerings to the broader healthcare market. Together we can deliver a new level of value for medical device manufacturers, their patients, and the entire healthcare ecosystem," says Daniel Adler, Co-Founder & CEO at BioT Medical. "Digital health ecosystems evolve every day, so do connected medical devices and Software as a Medical Device. The future will be for those who understand the value of connected data integrated into their SaaS solutions and creating personalized care experiences. We are very excited by what BioT is doing in the Life Sciences space. Together we represent that vision. We have a long history of developing Life Sciences solutions around the world and look forward to bringing even more complete and integrated solutions with this exciting partnership." Andrei Doibani, Global Business Unit Head for Life Sciences and Healthcare at Nagarro About BioT BioT is a medical-grade PaaS (Platform-as-a-service) that, for the first time, introduces a no-code approach to the regulated medical device space. It's a game-changing solution to get medical devices on the cloud in a snap using a template-based drag-and-drop approach, without losing precious time or investing huge development efforts and costs. BioT's Triple-C Connect-Collaborate-Care solution enables medical device manufacturers to securely connect devices to a medical-grade cloud, boost personalized engagement and improve health outcomes through collaboration between patients and caregivers, and turn data into actionable insights to improve clinical decision-making and care experiences. About Nagarro Nagarro, a global digital engineering leader, helps clients become innovative, digital-first companies and thus, win in their markets. The company is distinguished by its entrepreneurial, agile, and global character, its CARING mindset, and its approach of "Thinking Breakthroughs". Nagarro employs over 10,000 people in 26 countries.

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