Artificial Intelligence Updates
There have been several recent announcements from the administration and Congress on artificial intelligence. Some of those highlights include:
- Following President Trump’s executive order titled “American AI Initiative” to prioritize research and development of America’s artificial intelligence capabilities, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new competition that aims to accelerate innovative solutions to better predict health outcomes and improve the quality of care for patients. The CMS Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge is an opportunity for innovators from every sector to demonstrate how artificial intelligence tools, such as deep learning and neural networks, can be used to predict unplanned hospital and skilled facility admissions and adverse events for potential use in testing innovative payment and service delivery models. The three-stage competition will prioritize explainable artificial intelligence solutions to help front-line clinicians understand and trust artificial intelligence-driven data feedback to target scarce resources to sharpen health care delivery.
- Reps. Pete Olson (R-TX) and Jerry McNerney (D-CA) have indicated they plan to reintroduce bipartisan legislation to bolster artificial intelligence in healthcare, which would promote quicker recovery times and more accurate medical diagnoses. Rep. Olson recognized that AI technology has the capabilities to generate innovative lifesaving treatments.