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Care Management Weekly News Update 10/18/23

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Oct 18, 2023 @ 11:57 AM

Artificial intelligence has demonstrated promise in healthcare by being able to predict patients’ health trajectory based on clinical history, recommend treatments, and increase efficiencies by summarizing physician notes and automating laborious tasks.

Here's how New York Medicaid plans to bring social care networks and revamp its value-based payment program 

Pending final approval, New York plans to introduce social care networks to serve regional Medicaid-enrolled organizations in the state. New York Medicaid Chief Operating Officer Amanda Lothrop laid out these and other agency plans at a conference on value-based care held in New York City at the end of September. The state is currently finalizing the details of its proposal with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which is expected to infuse funds into population health, social care and workforce improvements.

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ four new artificial intelligence centers will place a premium on iteration in the AI testing process, National AI Institute Director Gil Alterovitz said Wednesday. The different locations of the new NAII centers will play a role in that iterative process, Alterovitz said during a webinar produced by Fed Gov Today.

The frequency and severity of cyber-attacks on hospitals continues to mount as hackers become more sophisticated. Since hospitals and health systems are prime targets, trustees should familiarize themselves with their organization’s plan to manage possible cyber intrusions.

In May, Microsoft rolled out Microsoft Fabric, an end-to-end, unified analytics platform, to lay the foundation for artificial intelligence applications.  On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled industry-specific healthcare solutions in Fabric that will enable organizations to combine data from previously siloed sources such as electronic health records (EHRs), picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), labs and claims systems and medical devices.


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