Regard and Banner Well being broaden AI partnership to 33 acute care hospitals

Phoenix-based healthcare supplier Banner Well being expanded its partnership with Los Angeles-based scientific choice software program firm Regard, bringing scientific help choice making to clinicians throughout Banner Well being hospitals.   

Regard makes use of algorithms and synthetic intelligence to generate scientific selections, documentation and facilitate clinician-to-clinician communications. 

Via the partnership, Regard’s software program can be phased into and embedded within the EHR of Banner’s 33 acute care hospitals, overlaying sufferers in six states. 

“After we began Regard, we noticed the necessity to unlock beneficial scientific information saved away in EHRs. Over the previous a number of years, we’ve created an AI instrument to streamline EHR navigation, enhance affected person security and unlock clinician time for direct affected person care. We’re past excited to proceed our relationship with Banner Well being as we work collectively to enhance scientific workflows and affected person outcomes with a measurable ROI,” Nate Wilson, Regard’s chief working officer and cofounder advised MobiHealthNews in an electronic mail. 

The corporate initially partnered with Banner Well being for a pilot program at Thunderbird Medical Middle in Arizona in 2022. 

“Giving the perfect care to our group begins with prioritizing our scientific workforce. If we offer revolutionary instruments to make their jobs simpler and extra environment friendly, they’ll spend beneficial time in entrance of sufferers. We hope to streamline important administrative and documentation tasks with Regard’s AI innovation, offering our clinicians extra time to take heed to our sufferers,” Dr. Susan C. Lee, doctor govt at Banner Well being, advised MobiHealthNews in an electronic mail. 


In line with the Nationwide Middle for Biotechnology Innovation, AI within the scientific setting can enhance time to concentrate on extra affected person centered duties and enhance threat evaluation efficiency.

The AI marketplace for scientific choice making is anticipated to double within the subsequent 5 years and the AI well being market at massive is anticipated to exceed $22.45 billion with an annual enhance of 36.4% between 2024 and 2030. 

Information of the partnership comes as Regard seems to broaden use of its scientific choice options. Regard lately introduced that the corporate’s answer covers 173 oncology diagnoses. 

Earlier this yr, Hamilton Ohio-based Kettering Well being partnered with the scientific choice firm to combine Regard options into its EHR. 

In August 2023, the corporate partnered with OpenAI to launch a chatbot constructed on the massive language mannequin GPT-4.

In 2022, Regard secured $15.3 million in a Collection A funding spherical together with $5 million in early 2021.

Extra gamers within the AI scientific help area embrace San Francisco-based Augmedix and actual world information and AI firm ConcertAI, which lately acquired most cancers analysis platform CancerLinQ. 



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