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Tufts Medicine (MA) launches its Virtual-First AI initiative with a new digital assistant available through its MyTuftsMed app. The health system will add on-demand chat capabilities later this year.

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Authenticx develops a generative AI tool that summarizes healthcare consumer conversations from multiple sources to offer insights into emerging issues and overall customer experiences.


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Fabric raises $60 million in a Series A funding round. The company offers AI-powered healthcare enablement software for virtual and in-person visits. It acquired AI-based virtual assistant business Gyant earlier this month.

UnityAI, an AI-powered hospital bed management software startup, raises $4 million in seed funding.

Automated medical coding and documentation software startup RapidClaims launches with $3.1 million in funding. Beta users say they’ve reduced claim denials related to coding errors by 70%.

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ChatGPT developer OpenAI reportedly completes a deal that values it at $80 billion.

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ChatGPT users, meanwhile, were left scratching their heads for several hours Tuesday night as the AI tool generated nonsensical responses well into the night.


Research

New research out of UPMC’s Center for Connected Medicine finds that very few health systems have formal policies in place regarding AI, and even fewer have frameworks in place for the use of generative AI. Seventy percent say they plan on adopting AI solutions offered by their EHR vendors, with improving efficiencies, automating repetitive tasks, and bringing more visibility to clinical decision-making noted as top reasons for implementation.


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Hartford Healthcare (CT) debuts its Center for AI Innovation. Through collaboration with teams from MIT and the University of Oxford in England, the center will focus on research, innovation, education, and invention. Current projects include using AI to predict length of stay and patient deterioration, as well as to optimize nurse scheduling and surgical efficiency.


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