Nuance Communications and Microsoft are partnering with The Health Management Academy (referred to simply as The Academy) to advance the development of AI technologies in the healthcare industry. To that end, the three parties will be launching The AI Collaborative to give top industry stakeholders the opportunity to learn from other leading healthcare professionals.
In practice, The AI Collaborative will host annual Summits for those who want to use new technologies to bring about digital transformation in healthcare. The first event is planned for September of this year, and will take place at least partially at Microsoft’s Corporate headquarters. The guest list, meanwhile, will include high-level representatives from Leading Health Systems (LHS) across the United States. Those representatives will have expertise in a wide range of subjects, from analytics and clinical workflows to payments and life sciences.
The common thread is that all of those industry professionals are trying to use AI and Machine Learning technologies to improve healthcare operations. The Summits are designed to bring like-minded professionals together to come up with strategies for implementing new technologies in real-world healthcare environments. For example, patient data could be used to deliver a higher quality of care, while internal data could lead to more efficient clinical workflows.
Those who attend the Summits will be treated to workshops and other exercises that will give guests the chance to learn from the successes of their peers. The Collaborative community will try to advance short-term AI solutions, and foster discussions that lay the groundwork for new applications in the future.
“Our members have expressed their desire for a dedicated space to explore AI in healthcare and its enormous potential to improve outcomes and clinical workflow,” said The Academy CEO Renee DeSilva.
“The key to successful healthcare innovation is understanding at a deep level the problems that you’re trying to solve and focusing on the outcomes you want to achieve,” added Nuance Chief Strategy Officer Peter Durlach. “The AI Collaborative can bring together technical, business and clinical stakeholders to accelerate innovation in precision medicine, drug discovery, clinical decision support and other promising use cases across the entire healthcare ecosystem.”
Nuance, of course, is best known for its voice assistant technology, which has been deployed to simplify clinical recordkeeping and reduce doctor burnout in medical facilities. Microsoft acquired Nuance earlier this year, and is able to provide AI and cloud technologies to support new healthcare solutions.
May 19, 2022 – by Eric Weiss