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Care Management Weekly News Update 12/20/23

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Dec 20, 2023 @ 12:06 PM

The hype around healthcare artificial intelligence has reached a fever pitch, but most doctors are holding back from trying it out in their medical practice, for now. A recent survey by Elation Health found that 67% of primary care physicians have not yet tried an AI-powered medical scribe solution and are looking to electronic health record vendors to guide them to the best option that integrates with their system. 

HHS releases AI transparency rule 

The HHS has taken the initial step in regulating emerging AI tools and algorithms within the healthcare sector.  On Dec. 13, the agency released the "Health Data, Technology, and Interoperability: Certification Program Updates, Algorithm Transparency, and Information Sharing" rule. This rule is the agency's attempt at increasing transparency regarding the use of artificial intelligence in clinical settings, according to a press release from the HHS.

On Dec. 6, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a paper entitled “Healthcare Sector Cybersecurity: Introduction to the Strategy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,” outlining the department’s vision for cybersecurity preparation in healthcare. On that same date, the leaders of the Chicago- and Washington, D.C.-based American Hospital Association (AHA) responded in a policy brief posted to their website.

In addition to allowing providers to monitor and analyze a patient’s condition from outside of the hospital or clinic, remote patient monitoring (RPM) “is a critical enabler of home-based care,” explained Hye J. Heo, MD, vice chair of obstetrics and gynecology, clinical informatics, and associate professor, New York University Grossman Long Island School of Medicine, NYU Langone Health.


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