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    Kelli Payne-Gibson

    Artificial Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Imaging: Where We’re Headed

    Global Impact: Rebecca Rock, RN and SABM CFO talks with HPI about two roles across two countries

    From Lab Trend Visionary to Dark Group CEO: HPI connects with the Founder and Editor of the Dark Report, Robert Michel

    Two Imaging Leaders, Two Systems, One Outcome: Communication

    From Communication Strength to Just in Time Reopening at MGH A conversation with Dr. James Brink, Chief of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital

    From Time Magazine to PBM Influencer: Sherri Ozawa's Mission to Define the Value of Blood

    Buried Blessings: Pandemic perspective from Tom Strauss, CEO at Sisters of Charity Health System

    Katie Castree, Career Healthcare Process Improvement Connoisseur

    Solving Lab Challenges through Recruiting Innovation: HPI connects with Lighthouse Lab Services President, Jon Harol

    Providing Value-Based Care in a Pandemic through Telehealth and Data Resources: An HPI exclusive with Dr. Darrel Weaver

    From Supply Chain Crisis to Innovation in a Pandemic

    From Navy Medic to running a Clinical Laboratory . . . during a pandemic

    Planning for Blood Shortages in a Pandemic with Dr. Claudia Cohn

    Blood Banking is more complex today than ever before. Rob Van Tuyle, President of Vitalant's Blood Division, tells us why.

    Profoundly Impacting Healthcare with Breakthrough Anemia Management

    Supporting Imaging Precisely Where You Need It

    Working Together Makes End of Life Conversations Easier to Have

    The Future of Imaging: Assessing the early impacts of COVID-19 and the path to innovation through Artificial Intelligence (AI) A conversation with Dr. Geoff Rubin

    Pivoting in a Pandemic: How a U.S. 3D printing manufacturer is helping healthcare in its time of need

    Mara G. Aspinall: Diagnostic evangelist educating the world on the power of diagnostics today

    How The Joint Commission is addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic

    CHI Nebraska’s Laboratory Director Connie Wilkins, describes How To Manage a Clinical Laboratory During the pandemic

    Former Commercial Lab Leader Highlights the Hospital Lab as the Solution to Community Sustainability in a Healthcare Crisis

    Three Phases Essential to Crisis Preparedness in Patient Blood Management with Anne Burkey of St. Luke's Health in Boise, ID

    The Importance of Agility in Your Lab

    Dr. Paul Biddinger Shares Three Ways to Prepare for COVID-19

    Bringing Clinical Skills to Operational Leadership During a Time of Crisis; Dr. Blanton, Chief Medical Officer at Peterson Health

    7 Team Attributes to Teams that Work in Challenging Times & Through Rapid Innovation

    From Finding Problems to Saving Lives: The Evolution of Interventional Radiology

    Identifying the Potential with AI in Radiology with Dr. Chung

    Communication in the C-Suite with Cliff Robertson of Catholic Health Initiatives

    Reviewing Your Patient Financial Journey with Melody W. Mulaik, President of Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies

    Ask An Accumen Expert: Carolyn Burns, MD, a Patient Blood Management Advocate

    Linda DeVee, Leads Radiology Services at Edward-Elmhurst Health

    Theresa Mouton, Market Chief Financial Officer with Steward Health

    PELITAS President and CEO Steven Huddleston Wants Patients to Have a Great Experience – Both Clinically and Financially

    How Do You Deal with 2 Billion Forms a Year? Ask Randy Campbell

    Medical Director of Telehealth for UAB Knocks Barriers Down to Treat Patients on Their Terms

    C-Suite Spotlight: Wayne Bohenek Chief Ancillary Services Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health

    A Leader in the Laboratory Service Line : Pierre Mouawad

    Healthcare Partner: Autumn Farmer, Chief Laboratory Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health

    How Imbio is using AI to close the gap of missed diagnosis with Mike Hostetler

    Spit Matters with Bill Phillips from Spectrum Solutions

    How COVID-19 inspired TeraRecon to accelerate their imaging solutions to the point of care with Jeff Sorensen

    There are two constants when an amazing new product or technology comes to market: consumers can’t get enough and the critics can’t stop speculating. Those constants hold true for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in medical imaging. And admittedly, the skepticism seemed legitimate at first. A computer classifying, segmenting, and detecting disease? A network telling a radiologist what to read and when? Where does the medical professional fit into this new paradigm? Early on critics introduced the idea of AI completely replacing the radiologist—panic and skepticism ensued.

    We’ve all used AI in some capacity in our day-to-day routine. In fact, most people probably don’t realize how pervasive AI is. This isn’t the type of AI that will ever be able to prepare, cook, and serve dinner from start to finish. However, these tools can assist with grocery lists, email, news consumption, and reminders—all in an effort to increase our daily efficiency. Not only is it convenient, these systems save time and money.

    Medical imaging has experienced similar outcomes.

    The typical workday for any radiologist is high stress. Tedious metrics are used to track productivity, clinicians interrupting them every five minutes on cases, sorting studies just so, in an effort to not miss a critical or STAT procedure. This is where AI comes in. Consider an algorithm that increases the priority of a case based on indications. Or another that can point out potential hotspots for review. Algorithms are meant to increase the end-users efficiently compared to traditional reads and workflow.

    AI was never meant to replace the radiologist; in fact, the overall goal was the exact opposite.

    So where are we headed next? As the algorithms learn thresholds of acceptance and error, they will continue to get better. We’ve witnessed medical imaging acting as early adaptors of this still new and ever-growing technology. In the last several weeks, CMS approved the first reimbursement opportunity for AI—a triage system for patients with suspicion of stroke. There is a high likelihood that we will continue to see more reimbursement opportunities in the coming months and years. While AI is intended to assist the interpreting radiologist, expedited, high-quality reads with improved patient care, and overall outcomes can’t be ignored.

    Artificial intelligence has proven itself worthy of the hype—consumers and skeptics alike are continuing their investment into this growing technology. While COVID-19 continues to affect imaging department volume and elective procedures, COVID-focused algorithms is proving to be a catalyst for AI in imaging, solidifying the pathway to where we’re headed.

    Kelli Payne-Gibson

    Kelli Payne-Gibson

    Director, Account Management