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Welcome to Healthcare AI News, your weekly dose of the latest developments and headlines in the world of Healthcare AI.
In this issue, we explore:
✅ Headlines: Doctors Vs. ChatGPT
✅ Industry: Cyberattack causes multiple hospitals to shutdown
✅ Feature: Leader spotlight
✅ Interesting Reads: Steve Jobs’ beer test
✅ Tech: AI and Web3: How are they connected?
✅ Venture Pipeline: Elon Musk-backed Neuralink raises $280M
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MIT: AI can determine where a patient’s cancer arose (Read More)
Doctors Vs. ChatGPT: Which is more empathetic? (Read More)
Generative AI 'not reliable yet', says Mayo Clinic's John Halamka (Read More)
Congress: We must pass the Create AI Act (Read More)
Deep learning model detects diabetes using routine chest radiographs (Read More)
Harvard Medical School: How good Is that AI-penned radiology report? (Read More)
Top 10 new technologies that will impact the future of healthcare (Read More)
The importance of explainable AI for removing bias in the age of ChatGPT (Read More)
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Bain & Co: Majority of health system executives believe generative AI will reshape the industry, yet only 6% have a strategy in place (Read More)
Microsoft: How next-generation AI and digital tools are transforming healthcare (Read More)
Cyberattack causes multiple hospitals to shut emergency rooms and divert ambulances (Read More)
Senator warns Google over AI use in hospitals (Read More)
AI-enabled brain implants (Read More)
How hospitals are using AI to fight doctor burnout (Read More)
Paging Dr. Swift: The healthcare hero we need (Read More)
Gates Foundation selects nearly 50 global health & development projects that will contribute to shaping equitable access to AI (Read More)
THE FEATURE - LEADER SPOTLIGHT
This Week We Asked Five Questions to Kali Durgampudi
CTO | CIO | Board Member | Innovator | Mentor | Advisor
1. You've undoubtedly encountered many 'buzzwords' and trends in technology during your tenure. How do you differentiate between temporary hype and substantial long-term shifts? Can you give an example?
Yes, indeed. Technology is evolving rapidly, and we must assess and adapt quickly, or we risk being left behind. However, when determining the authenticity or viability of something, one shouldn't immediately jump into a proof of concept (POC). Instead, it's wise to look to industry leaders and their experiences to see if others have succeeded in the marketplace. Typically, companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google have experimented with new technologies and have conducted their own POCs. We can glean valuable insights from their endeavors before adopting a particular technology internally. Only once you ascertain that a concept or technology is viable should you consider conducting your own POC.
2. Healthcare leaders often grapple with maintaining a balance between investing in new technologies and managing operational efficiency. What is your philosophy or approach toward striking that balance? Could you share an example of a strategic decision you've made in this regard?
Yes, the goal is to foster an innovation mindset. This entails quickly testing ideas and either advancing them if they're viable or learning and moving on if they're not. There's no strict requirement for a large innovation team. In fact, in some instances, you might not need an innovation team at all if you embed a culture of innovation within existing teams. Take the evaluation of new generative AI technology as an example. We didn't have to establish a new AI team or an innovation team. Instead, we encouraged our existing teams to integrate the generative AI capabilities into our product sets, such as UiPath. UiPath itself offered generative AI features which we chose to utilize and then built automation around. Another case in point is leveraging the AI capabilities within AWS's framework instead of starting from scratch.
3. What strategies have you used to foster a culture of innovation and learning, and how have these impacted your organization's success?
This is crucial. Learning and development are fundamental components of any technology team, yet they are often overlooked. Team members and associates want to remain with a company or be a part of a team that consistently learns and grows. While much of this learning and growth can come from the job itself, creating and nurturing an environment where learning and development are not just available but actively promoted is essential for the success of any high-performing team. I consider it a privilege to have established a dedicated learning and development team for our members here at Zelis. We have curated a set of learning courses available for everyone to engage in, and we routinely invite internal and external leaders to contribute to our 'Wednesday Wisdom' series.
4. What potential do you see for blockchain technology in transforming the healthcare insurance industry? How is your organization working to integrate it?
I believe blockchain holds significant potential for the healthcare industry, particularly in tracking and processing claims and payments. Of course, both senders and receivers must embrace this technology. However, compared to current industry standards, blockchain appears poised to play a pivotal role in the future. We've attempted to experiment with it, but to be honest, we haven't gained much traction in finding willing or adopting partners
5. What's your 'hot take' on a pressing issue in the world of healthcare that you believe isn't getting enough attention?
I believe one of the overlooked issues today is that the demand for technology is growing exponentially, while the number of software engineers available to meet this demand isn't increasing at a pace anywhere close to the global needs. Consequently, we must place significant emphasis on automation. I'm convinced that automation will play a crucial role in not only fulfilling the technological requirements but also in improving the lives of technologists and operators. By automating mundane tasks that humans prefer not to do, we can enhance job satisfaction, allowing professionals to focus on higher cognitive functions that necessitate human intervention.
Kali Durgampudi is the CTO at Zelis and an Advisory Board member at NYCIO. He advises multiple tech companies and sits on CHIME India's board. Formerly the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Greenway Health, Kali boasts numerous accolades including the 2018 CHIME Industry Leader, 2019 Tampa Bay Business Journal's CIO of the Year, 2021 NewYork CIO's ORBIE CIO of the Year, and 2022 Tampa Bay Tech's Technology Leader of the Year.
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Aug 9, 2023
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