Three Pennsylvania health systems chosen to participate in Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge

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Geisinger, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Jefferson Health were selected to participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge, CMS recently announced.

The $1.65 million challenge aims to advance the development of AI solutions that assist clinicians in predicting health outcomes and keeping patients healthy by intervening before illness strikes.

The three Pennsylvania health systems are among the 25 participants selected to advance to Stage 1 of the challenge. The challenge was designed to engage all sectors, and more than 300 proposals were submitted. Of the 25 participants selected, six are hospitals and health systems.

Geisinger submitted “Reducing Adverse Events and Avoidable Hospital Readmissions by Empowering Clinicians and Patients.” Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania submitted “The Intelligent Risk Project.” Jefferson Health submitted “Using AI to Improve Medicare Population Health, Optimize Ambulatory Scheduling, and Reduce Adverse Events at Hospitals.”

During Stage 1, the selected teams will design and test their proposed solutions using Medicare claims data sets.

Next spring, up to seven finalists will advance to Stage 2 of the challenge and receive awards of up to $60,000 each to continue working on their proposals.

Next year, CMS will announce the winning project, along with an award of up to a million dollars. The runner up will receive up to $230,000.