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Hospital uses AI to move to opioid-free surgery, driving protocol improvements

Seattle Children's Hospital's Bellevue Clinic & Surgery Center.

By Bill Siwicki 12:43 pm June 01, 2020
Seattle Children’s Hospital also was able to achieve an 85% reduction in its analgesic medication costs while patient and parent satisfaction scores increased.
By Mike Miliard 03:09 pm May 29, 2020
The technology has matured enough, and the algorithms have been honed in recent years, to the point where there are now two types of artificial intelligence: "old school AI and new school AI," as medical journalist Paul Cerrato proposed during a recent HIMSS20 Digital Session.
By Bill Siwicki 02:02 pm May 29, 2020
In this special report, three IT experts describe technologies and strategies to boost quality improvement efforts and put patient safety at the center of the equation.

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By Sophie Porter 01:35 am May 29, 2020
Also, an update on testing in the UAE in this week's Healthcare IT News roundup.
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The digital transformation from paper files to EHRs has broadened the horizon of what’s possible in healthcare access and care delivery. It’s also created new challenges. Learn more about the IT innovations that are enhancing value-based care — and the challenges that still impede it.
By Mike Miliard 04:36 pm May 26, 2020
In its new report, the research firm rates clinical optimization services for their ability to alleviate clinician burnout by streamlining workflows, boosting application performance and improving training.
By Kat Jercich 02:45 pm May 26, 2020
A drop in blood pressure can be hard to predict using standard clinical measurements such as heart rate or cardiac output – but experts say a new AI tool could give clinicians a valuable 15-minute lead time.
By Joseph Goedert 10:34 am May 26, 2020
The Mayo clinician leading the expanded access program describes how it's managing the task of plasma collection, with hopes that COVID-19 antibodies can help other patients fight off the disease.
By Kat Jercich 02:49 pm May 22, 2020
Rapid opioid withdrawal can present severe symptoms in patients, but effective drawing down of dosage often presents a challenge for clinicians. 
By Kat Jercich 09:11 am May 22, 2020
Voice and health AI technology company Orbita developed software to help nurses respond more efficiently to patients who need assistance while in care.

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