Becker's Healthcare July 26, 2021
Verona, Wis.-based EHR giant Epic gives financial incentives to hospitals and health systems that use its artificial intelligence algorithms, which can provide false predictions, according to a July 26 STAT News investigation.
For its report, STAT interviewed several health systems that use any of Epic’s 20 algorithms. Employees of several major systems told the publication they were concerned about Epic’s algorithm for predicting sepsis, claiming that the tool routinely fails to identify the condition in advance and frequently triggers false alarms, according to the report. Some hospitals reported benefits for patients after refining the model, but the process took at least a year.
In June, Michigan Medicine researchers published findings from their analysis of the sepsis prediction model in JAMA Internal Medicine. The researchers found that it...