Clients in the News: Mass General, Mount Sinai, Baptist Health, and more

This time around in client partner news, Mass General Brigham wrangles data for COVID-19 research, AI helps lung scans detect the coronavirus at Mount Sinai, Baptist Health is equipping its hospitals with UV light disinfection technology, and more. Read on for these stories and other dispatches from clients including HCA Healthcare, Bon Secours Mercy Health, and ChristianaCare.

Hospital records hold valuable COVID-19 data. Making it usable is time-consuming work

At Boston’s Mass General Brigham, researchers are toiling away to extract and clean data so that valuable COVID-19 information can be fed to researchers around the globe. Completing the task for a single patient can take eight hours. It’s a reminder of just how much data wrangling must still be done by humans—even in an age of artificial intelligence and other sophisticated tech tools. (STAT)

Researchers at Mount Sinai use AI to detect COVID-19 in lung scans

Researchers from New York-based Mount Sinai Health System have combined artificial intelligence, imaging, and clinical data to rapidly detect COVID-19 in patients. In a study published this week in Nature Medicine, researchers used AI algorithms in conjunction with chest CT scans and patient history to quickly diagnose patients. (Healthcare IT News)

Baptist Health to equip all hospitals with UV light disinfection tech

Louisville, Kentucky-based Baptist Health in June will roll out new high-tech sanitizing devices that use ultraviolet light to disinfect hospital rooms across its eight-hospital network. Clorox's Optimum-UV Enlight System uses a short-wavelength UV-C to kill pathogens that cause COVID-19 and MRSA infections. (Becker’s Health IT)

HCA, Bon Secours, others using SADA portal for COVID-19 data sharing

SADA has rolled out its National Response Portal, which aims to collect and make accessible critical information and analytics to enable "data-driven decisions to prepare for and respond to emerging crises," starting with COVID-19. HCA, Bon Secours Mercy Health, and the Cleveland Clinic are among those already sharing data on the portal. (Healthcare IT News)

RWJBarnabas Health CEO reflects on COVID-19 surge and prepares for second wave

President and CEO of RWJBarnabas Health Barry Ostrowsky shares COVID-19 pandemic strategies that were implemented to not just make it through the first wave, but to get ready for a potential second wave. (Health Leaders Media)

$100M investment in UC, CCHMC is 'next big thing for Cincinnati's growth’

Ohio has announced a public-private initiative designed to make the Cincinnati Innovation District a national business draw. Development in the district, anchored by the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will be buoyed by a $100 million investment by JobsOhio, the state’s private economic development corporation. (The Enquirer)

ChristianaCare named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals four years in a row

ChristianaCare has achieved the Healthgrades 2020 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ — placing in the top 2% of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades. (ChristianaCare News)

Posted by Jana Ballinger 06/11/2020 Categories: Clients in the News COVID-19 Health IT