Clients in the News: Testing a ‘Dr. Spot’ robot, using AI to triage COVID-19 patients, and more

Client partners continue to pioneer new ways of fighting COVID-19 with Brigham and Women’s in Boston testing a robot built by MIT to monitor vital signs, and researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital developing an AI-based tool to help triage patients. Plus, more stories about innovation from RWJBarnabas, UCLA Health, Stanford Health Care, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Brigham and Women's Hospital tests MIT's 'Dr. Spot' robot for contactless vital signs monitoring

Brigham and Women's Hospital teamed up with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston Dynamics to develop a robot that performs contactless vital sign monitoring to track COVID-19 in patients. (Becker’s Hospital Review)

Also at Brigham and Women’s, mental health startup Rose has been tapped to help support clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic by using AI to detect early warning signs of anxiety, depression, and trauma. (Fierce Healthcare)

MassGeneral’s AI-based lung infection score triages COVID-19 patients

A new neural network-based algorithm proved capable of measuring pulmonary disease severity on radiographs taken from patients with COVID-19, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have reported. It may serve as a tool to help clinicians triage those with the disease. (Health Imaging)

RWJBarnabas Health forges ahead with remote Epic implementation

RWJBarnabas Health has continued to move forward with the long-planned migration from multiple electronic health record systems to a single, universal EHR that would work seamlessly across all facilities. In the process, New Jersey’s largest health system has reversed the prediction that productivity would fall by 40% due to the COVID-19 pandemic, instead increasing productivity by 43%. (Healthcare IT News)

And Paul Alexander, MD, MPH, RWJBarbabas chief transformation officer, talks about outcomes metrics and "where the rubber meets the road." (Health Leaders Media)

Why UCLA Health's IT team was uniquely prepared for the pandemic and how it will change moving forward

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Michael Pfeffer, MD, Assistant Vice Chancellor and CIO of UCLA Health, and his team developed data reports and EHR updates for testing, workflow changes, and remote work support. Now, they are focused on the technologies to succeed in the digital health world. (Becker's Hospital Review)

Stanford's IT strategy through the pandemic: CIO Eric Yablonka on capital spend and new concerns

Stanford Health Care CIO Eric Yablonka says the system is doubling down on targeted efforts to manage the budget while focusing on what patients and staff need today. (Becker’s Hospital Review)

UPMC grows innovation, IT initiatives in the last 4 months: 10 things to know

Over the past four months, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has continued to invest in technologies and innovations for healthcare delivery despite financial pressures related to the pandemic. (Becker's Hospital Review)

Posted by Jana Ballinger 09/03/2020 Categories: Clients in the News COVID-19