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Florida community hospital uses AI tools to generate care paths

July 31, 2018 / Makenzie Holland

Flagler Hospital, a community healthcare organization in Florida, uses an AI platform to generate care paths for high-cost, high-mortality conditions such as pneumonia and sepsis. A Florida community hospital is using AI tools to identify new care paths for improving treatment of several high-cost, high-mortality conditions such as pneumonia and sepsis. "Hospitals for, I would say years or even centuries, have been looking for some way to tackle the variations that exist in clinical management," said Michael Sanders, M.D., chief medical information officer at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, Fla. "But even more important now that we have reached a point where healthcare is really not very affordable in this country, you need to reduce the cost. We also need to, as best we can, improve the care and reduce readmissions, which of course is a cost to the hospital itself. Every hospital has been working on this process for a long time. But we have not had the tools to do so...