BayCare developing AI platform to ease nurses’ documentation workload

BayCare developing AI platform to ease nurses’ documentation workload

Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare is partnering with health tech company healthPrecision to develop an artificial intelligence-based platform that can help reduce hospital nurses’ documentation burden.

The health system will co-develop the platform, dubbed Medical Brain, with healthPrecision, according to a May 11 press release from BayCare. Using the platform, nurses will be able to use a mobile device to dictate information to the application, instead of providing patient updates via a computer.

The platform will then input that information into a patient’s EHR.

Through its app, Medical Brain can also remind nurses when a patient’s follow-up is recommended or required.

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BayCare and healthPrecision Partner to Bring Medical Brain to Nursing

BayCare and healthPrecision Partner to Bring Medical Brain to Nursing

Press release

CLEARWATER, Fla. and NEW YORK, May 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/

BayCare Health System and healthPrecision today announced a strategic partnership to bring advanced documentation tools to the hospital bedside to improve accuracy, efficiency, nurse satisfaction and patient outcomes.

The co-development of healthPrecision’s Medical Brain artificial intelligence (AI) platform at BayCare will be the first time the technology has been applied to help reduce hospital nurses’ documentation burden, allowing them to focus on what matters most — caring for patients. Documentation, while essential to high-quality patient care, can consume a significant part of nurses’ daily duties and can add to their stress on the job.

“We are excited to be at the forefront with healthPrecision to improve the safety and quality of patient care and improve the environment in which nurses practice,” said BayCare CEO Stephanie Conners, MBA, BSN, RN. “Voice technology is the future and its potential to improve patient care, including in hospitals, is extraordinary. BayCare’s commitment to continue to be the best place to receive care, provide care and to work makes pioneering this innovation with healthPrecision a natural fit.”

HealthPrecision’s Medical Brain is a proven AI platform that, in real time, marries the power of an advanced natural language communication platform with the vast array of clinical standards, protocols and knowledge. Medical Brain can then support users to reach the highest quality of clinical decision-making and ensure better accuracy in patient medical records. By facilitating better patient outcomes, Medical Brain technology supports the industry’s move to value-based care.

The Medical Brain is already being deployed in chronic care and acute care settings to help them provide high-precision care to their patients. One example recently highlighted in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reported on the use of the Medical Brain over three years in a busy urban hospital. The AI-based clinical decision support technology was shown to dramatically reduce adverse events for high-risk obstetrics patients by 90.7%, improving care quality and addressing inequities in maternal health outcomes among disparate populations. The Medical Brain is also being used to help providers and their patients in the daily management of complex, chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and renal disease. With real-time care, patients can be engaged 24/7 and guided to take better care of themselves, in partnership with their providers.

“We are proud to partner with BayCare to bring the Medical Brain technology to nurses,” said Sonia Ben Yehuda, co-founder and president of healthPrecision.  “By empowering nurses with AI-powered documentation and decision support, we aim to optimize workflow efficiency, patient care and nursing satisfaction. We look forward to working with BayCare to drive innovation together.”

In co-developing Medical Brain’s application for nursing at BayCare, the goal is to allow nurses to use a mobile device to dictate information to the Medical Brain application, rather than needing to find time to type patient updates into a computer. The Medical Brain will translate the verbal information into written documentation in the patients’ electronic medical records and, using its library of evidence-based best practices, will also prompt nurses if they overlook an opportunity for additional assessments or treatments. The Medical Brain app also will remind nurses when a patient follow-up is recommended or required and will allow them to quickly document when they have done so.

“By using the Medical Brain, nurses will be able to update records immediately, facilitating collaboration with colleagues, while relieving time burdens and stress,” Ben Yehuda said.

All Medical Brain software and technology meets all patient privacy standards as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

About BayCare Health System
BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 16 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. The system is West Central Florida’s largest provider of behavioral health and pediatric services and its provider group, BayCare Medical Group, is one of the largest in the region.  BayCare’s diverse network of ambulatory services includes laboratories, imaging, surgical centers, BayCare Urgent Care locations, wellness centers and one of Florida’s largest home care agencies, BayCare HomeCare. BayCare is ranked in the top 20% of large U.S. health systems by Fortune/Merative. BayCare’s mission is to improve the health of all it serves through community-owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. For more information, visit

About healthPrecision 
HealthPrecision was founded by Dr. Eyal Ephrat, a renowned leader in the field of clinical decision support, and Sonia Ben Yehuda, a seasoned health care executive with extensive experience in bringing innovative technologies to market. HealthPrecision is a health care technology company specializing in advanced AI-powered clinical decision support solutions. Our flagship product, the Medical Brain AI Platform, empowers providers and patients with real-time, high-precision care, 24/7, to improve outcomes at lower costs and streamline provider workflow for greater efficiency and satisfaction. We are dedicated to helping health systems, provider groups and ACOs succeed in the new era of value-based care by reducing care gaps, errors and delays for higher quality care. The Medical Brain technology is also being leveraged to improve nursing documentation and care accuracy, resulting in better outcomes for patients and greater satisfaction for nurses. With our patient-centric approach and a team of clinicians and experts in AI, machine learning and data science, healthPrecision is at the forefront of the AI revolution in health care.

Link to Press release

SOURCE BayCare Health System

City using AI app to detect Covid-19 warning signs in Children’s Services staff

City using AI app to detect Covid-19 warning signs in Children’s Services staff

Crain’s NY Business
February 19 2021.

The city’s Administration for Children’s Services will use artificial intelligence to screen for signs of Covid-19 infection before each of its 6,000 employees report to work.

The city will use the Covid-19 Medical Brain app, which chats with users to identify potential virus symptoms. HealthPrecision, the Manhattan company behind the app, announced the partnership Thursday.

Through Covid-19 Medical Brain, a chatbot asks employees how they are feeling and inquires about any warning signs—such as a cough or fever.

The app provides a recommendation as to whether the person can report to work, using guidance from the employer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the city and state departments of Health. If the employee is clear to go, they receive a green screen for the day that they can display once they arrive at work.

“By using chat-based interactions, the app can understand how someone is speaking and can ask further questions rather than just checking boxes,” said Dr. Eyal Ephrat, CEO and co-founder of HealthPrecision. “That enables greater accuracy for something complex like Covid.”

ACS Commissioner David Hansell described the app as another step in the protocols the agency is using to keep its employees and the families they serve safe.

Ephrat said this is the first use of Covid-19 Medical Brain outside the health care sector. The nonprofit Public Health Solutions began using it for employees in May. Maimonides Medical Center has been using a version of the app for two years, initially just as a way to screen for general illness, Ephrat said. The company modified the app in response to Covid-19.

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healthPrecision Announces New York City Administration For Children’s Services Selects The COVID-19 Medical Brain For 24/7 Employee Support During COVID-19

healthPrecision Announces New York City Administration For Children’s Services Selects The COVID-19 Medical Brain For 24/7 Employee Support During COVID-19

NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and healthPrecision are pleased to announce they are collaborating to bring the COVID-19 Medical Brain to thousands of ACS employees serving and protecting children and youth in the New York City area.

The COVID-19 Medical Brain uses the power of AI to complete pre-work health screening, incorporating the latest guidelines from the CDC and the health departments of New York State and New York City (DoHMH).

The app, available on Apple and Android devices, communicates with users in easy-to-understand, conversational language. It is available continuously and responds in real-time.

The Medical Brain meets strict data privacy and confidentiality standards to securely screen employees based on symptoms, potential exposure and test results so they can safely access their workplaces and the community to provide essential services. A badge is issued for safe facility access.

These capabilities are especially important for the thousands of mission-driven ACS employees who work tirelessly with children and families in their homes and communities.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, healthPrecision has been deeply invested in using our advanced AI applications to keep people safe now and in the long term,” said Eyal Ephrat, MD, CEO and cofounder of healthPrecision. “We are thrilled to partner with ACS to protect some of the most essential workers right here in New York City: the public servants who are risking their own health – and their families’ health – to care for vulnerable infants, children, and youth who need extra support during this trying time.”

“The health and safety of staff, and the children and families we serve, is our top priority and we’ve continued to put protocols in place to help our staff carry out their mission safely during the pandemic. The launch of the new COVID-19 Medical Brain app is just one more way we’re working to protect and support ACS staff during this challenging time,” said Commissioner David A. Hansell.

About New York Administration for Children’s Services
The Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) protects and promotes the safety and wellbeing of New York City’s children and families by providing child welfare, juvenile justice, and early care and education services. ACS seeks to recruit Youth Development Specialists (YDS) to provide safe and secure supervision and care to at-risk youth who are placed in secure juvenile detention by the court.

About healthPrecision: healthPrecision is committed to breakthrough changes in healthcare and population well-being through innovative technology that helps people improve their health long-term. healthPrecision’s team of 70+ physicians and nurses, data science specialists, and medical engineers combine their skills to create leading decision support systems for the industry and serve our healthcare heroes in the midst of this crisis.

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