Sept 10, Luke Oakden-Rayner
In surprising news this week, CMS (the Centres for Medicare & Medicaid Services) in the USA approved the first reimbursement for AI augmented medical care of up to $1,040. Viz.ai have a deep learning model which identifies signs of stroke on brain CT and automatically contacts the neurointerventionalist, bypassing the first read normally performed by a general radiologist. Luke breaks down the research backing the decision and its implications.
Sept 9, Ken Terry
Real health care reform depends on an effective plan to reduce cost growth. To achieve this goal, it makes a whole lot more sense to cut waste than to limit access to necessary services or slash provider payments to the bone. A significant reduction in waste would allow us to bend the cost curve without hurting health care quality or access. How can we achieve this? And where do hospitals stand?
Sept 8, Kim Bellard
This is probably the strangest Labor Day in decades, perhaps ever. Tens of millions of workers remain unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of those who are still working are adapting to working from home. Those who are back at their workplace, or never left, are coping with an array of new safety protocols. We’ve learned a lot, at a terrible cost, but it’s anyone’s guess about what the next six months will bring (especially as flu season is about to start).