AI is making clinical, operational differences in health care

A survey of IT leaders by KLAS Research and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) found artificial intelligence (AI) is assisting health care organizations in clinical areas such as predicting readmissions and avoidable emergency department visits. KLAS and CHIME polled leaders at 57 organizations that were early adopters of artificial intelligence (AI) software, specifically machine learning and natural language processing. Respondents cited early success with using AI software to reduce readmissions and detect sepsis risk. The survey also examined the use of AI in financial and operational areas and compared the performance of software vendors. ""Artificial intelligence is driving outcomes, saving patient lives, and driving operational and financial efficiencies for providers and payers,” said study co-author Ryan Pretnik of KLAS Research. (Fierce Healthcare story, 11/5/19)