To enable a more “efficient, responsible and forward-looking” deployment of artificial intelligence and machine learning in healthcare, Nuance announced this week that it is partnering with The Health Management Academy to co-founder an initiative designed to Optimize AI implementations for clinical decision support, patient experience, operational efficiency and cost savings.
WHY IT MATTER
The Academy partners with Nuance to launch The AI Collaborative, which aims to gather hospital and healthcare system leaders to compare comments on their AI and ML implementations and collaborate on targeting leading new uses cases, the companies said.
The AI Collaborative will officially launch in September at the headquarters of Nuance’s parent company, Microsoft, officials say, and annual summits are planned in the coming years.
The initial focus will be on analytics, digital strategy and clinical transformation events, with perspectives from suppliers, payers and life sciences organizations.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with Microsoft and Nuance to introduce The AI Collaborative, a new program from The Academy designed exclusively for clinical and operations executives leading their organization’s approach to investing in AI as a strategic initiative,” said Renee DeSilva, director of the Academy. “Our members have expressed their desire for a dedicated space to explore AI in healthcare and its huge potential to improve outcomes and clinical workflow.”
THE BIGGER TREND
recent IT news in healthcare feature 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 enable improvements for social determinants of health.
Listen to this recent episode of HIMSSCast to learn more about the role AI can play in driving health equity.
Our coverage also showed how AI increases the effectiveness of point-of-care ultrasound, improves monitoring and documentation in L&D departments, and helps reduce no-shows and missed appointments.
At HIMSS22 earlier this spring, Nuance and Cerner announced an extension of their decade-long AI collaboration, further interweaving Dragon Ambient eXperience technology with Cerner’s Millennium Electronic Health Record. The deeper integration of ambient and conversational NLP into Millennium will help streamline workflows and improve the provider experience, the companies said. The goal is also to expand patient access and improve care outcomes with ‘self-writing clinical documentation’.
ON THE REGISTRATION
“The key to successful healthcare innovation using AI is deep understanding of the problems you are trying to solve and focusing on the outcomes you want to achieve,” said Peter Durlach, Chief Strategy Officer at Nuance, in a statement.
“The AI Collaborative can bring together multiple technical, business and clinical stakeholders to prioritize the deployment of solutions for clinician burnout, patient engagement, and financial stability of the health system, while driving innovation in precision medicine, drug discovery, clinical decision-making and other promising uses.” cases is accelerated throughout the healthcare ecosystem.”