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Artificial intelligence (AI) is assisting some clinicians in the way they diagnose and provide therapy for behavioral health patients. The hope is that AI may be able to help providers improve access for the growing number of patients who need care. The applications, both home-grown in health systems and those from innovative startups, are drawing interest from researchers, payers and investors alike.
Three startups recently were named to participate in a 24-week Quantum Innovation Catalyzer Program. The companies will connect with Cleveland Clinic experts and working groups to learn and share best practices and new applications.
Walmart’s announcement last week that it will close its 51 health centers in five states and exit virtual care services stunned many observers.
Leaders from Accenture, Atlantic Health System, Jefferson Health and Magnolia Regional Health Center, a rural organization in Mississippi, will analyze how to address the current AI landscape and move beyond the hype in a new Leadership Scan episode from the AHA Center for Health Innovation.
The nurse manager role remains one of the most challenging in hospitals. Now a new AONL report suggests that it may be time for executives to look more closely at how they can support these leaders to optimize their effectiveness.
Sparta Community Hospital, in a rural Illinois town about 50 miles southeast of St. Louis, is using proactive, patient-facing communication technology that integrates with its EHR system data to reach patients in a more user-friendly way to reduce its no-show rates.
Food Is Medicine (FIM) programs, which include medically tailored meals, groceries, produce prescriptions, nutrition counseling and more, have gained momentum since the 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. Poor nutrition costs the U.S. economy $1.1 trillion and is a leading cause of mortality, according to a study published in JAMA Health Forum in August.
The startup incubation studio Aegis Ventures recently gained some important backers, including Northwell Health, Novant Health, Ochsner Health and Stanford Health Care, for its model to co-develop, invest in and deploy tech solutions that address health care’s most pressing quality, equity and cost problems.
In a recent podcast, leaders from Deloitte Digital and CVS Health shared insights on how they are working together to quickly close the loop on customer feedback to better personalize care, respond faster to service recovery opportunities and build trust.
Last year, UPMC Enterprises and Redesign Health began collaborating on Pip Care Inc., a novel digital health platform that is designed to improve surgical outcomes and increase patient satisfaction.


Behavioral Health Integration

Framework for hospitals and health systems to shift focus to overall health and bring together behavioral and physical health services into a fully integrated system of care.

Evolving Care Models

Framework for hospitals and health systems to assess their current capabilities to determine the best type of value-based care for the organization.

Telehealth Strategy

Tools for hospitals and health systems to assess their digital transformation strategy and expand telehealth services into integrated virtual care models.