Carolinas HealthCare teams up with Nashville-based Applied Health
Carolinas HealthCare System has entered into a partnership with Nashville-based Applied Health Analytics to license the company’s software platform used to assist the employers with building healthier workforce and manage their healthcare costs.
Joe Piemont, President and Chief Operating Officer of Carolinas Healthcare System said, “Improving the overall health of a workforce today requires employers to perform more detailed analysis of their population of employees and invest in more robust tracking and measurement capabilities to support and sustain an overall cultural shift to a healthier organization.”
Mr. Piemont also said, “This relationship accelerates Carolinas HealthCare System’s ability to help our employer partners create that platform. It builds an interactive way to inform, educate and incentivize their employees to make healthier lifestyle choices and ultimately control their healthcare costs.”
Russ Guerin, Carolinas HealthCare System Executive Vice President for Planning and Business Development said, “Applied Health Analytics helps companies identify potentially costly health situations and guide employees to healthier lifestyle choices with education and resources.”
Robert Chamberlain, Chairman and CEO , Applied Health Analytics said, “Applied Health Analytics provides companies an in-depth analysis to model projected healthcare costs and offer solutions that result in healthier, more engaged employees.” He adds, “The overall goal is to improve employees health and productivity.” He also said, “Teaming with a respected healthcare provider such as Carolinas HealthCare System increases the program’s benefits.”
The software tool for employers is the customized health and wellness workplace solutions offered through Carolinas Healthcare System’s employer health and wellness initiative.
Carolinas HealthCare is the innovative healthcare company providing healthcare and wellness programs in regions that serve over 2,000 employers from wide cross section of industries.
Applied Health Analytics is a software development company specializing in design of evidence-based population health enhancement applications. Its range of software services provides hospitals and health systems a business support platform to effectively manage health of targeted populations.
Skin Analytics wins NHSX award for AI skin cancer tool
An artificial intelligence-driven tool that identifies skin cancers has received an award from NHSX, the NHS England and Department of Health and Social Care's initiative to bring technology into the UK's national health system.
NHSX has granted the Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award to DERM, an AI solution that can identify 11 types of skin lesion.
Developed by Skin Analytics, DERM analyses images of skin lesions using algorithms. Within primary care, Skin Analytics will be used as an additional tool to help doctors with their decision making.
In secondary care, it enables AI telehealth hubs to support dermatologists with triage, directing patients to the right next step. This will help speed up diagnosis, and patients with benign skin lesions can be identified earlier, redirecting them away from dermatology departments that are at full capacity due to the COVID-19 backlog.
Cancer Research has called the impact of the pandemic on cancer services "devastating", with a 42% drop in the number of people starting cancer treatment after screening.
DERM is already in use at University Hospitals Birmingham and Mid and South Essex Health & Care Partnership, where it has led to a significant reduction in unnecessary referrals to hospital.
Now NHSX have granted it the Phase 4 AI in Health and Care Award, making DERM available to clinicians across the country. Overall this award makes £140 million available over four years to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence technologies which meet the aims of the NHS Long Term Plan.
Dr Lucy Thomas, Consultant Dermatologist at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, said: “Skin Analytics’ receipt of this award is great news for the NHS and dermatology departments. It will allow us to gather real-world data to demonstrate the benefits of AI on patient pathways and workforce challenges.
"Like many services, dermatology has severe backlogs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This award couldn't have come at a better time to aid recovery and give us more time with the patients most in need of our help.”