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March 14, 2022

Around the nation: Cleveland Clinic and PathAI partner to build a 'digital pathology infrastructure'

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    Cleveland Clinic and PathAI announced a five-year partnership to build a "digital pathology infrastructure" and boost AI-powered pathology algorithms in research and clinical care, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Ohio, Massachusetts, Texas, and Virginia.

    • Ohio/Massachusetts: Cleveland Clinic and PathAI on Thursday announced a five-year partnership to build a "digital pathology infrastructure" and boost AI-powered pathology algorithms in research and clinical care. During their collaboration, the companies "will focus on leveraging PathAI's quantitative pathology algorithms both to conduct new translational research and for use as clinical diagnostics in multiple disease areas." In addition, they said the initiative "combines PathAI's AI-based platforms with Cleveland Clinic's clinical expertise and multi-modal data to unlock a broad implementation of next-generation pathology diagnostics." According to the companies, their partnership "will enable the digitization of hundreds of thousands of pathology specimens, creating millions of whole slide images across multiple disease areas." As part of the agreement, Cleveland Clinic will become an equity holder in PathAI. (Suttell, Crain's Cleveland Business/Modern Healthcare, 3/10)
    • Texas: HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast on Wednesday appointed Gurvir Saini as CNO, effective April 18. Saini, who has served as assistant CNO at HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake since April 2020, began her nursing career in 2001."Gurvir is a personable and dedicated nurse leader with over twenty years of health care experience in a variety of medical settings," said Jeanna Bamburg, CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast. "Along with her proven track record of partnering with nursing and other clinical teams to drive improvement in patient safety and quality of care, I couldn't be prouder of Gurvir as a nurse leader who I have seen rise from the bedside to this key role for our community." (Masson, Becker's Hospital Review, 3/9)
    • Virginia: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System on Thursday appointed James Siegel as CFO. Siegel, who has served as the health system's interim CFO since June 2021, has over 26 years of experience in health care finance, audit accounting, and operations. He joined VCU Health in April 2020, where he formerly served as VP of financial planning and analysis. "VCU Health has undergone many positive changes over the last several years that will continue to elevate the health system for decades," Siegel said. "Witnessing the strength and compassion of the entire health system team and their unwavering commitment to patients and the community made it easy for me to say, 'This is a health system and team I want to be a part of.'" (Plescia, Becker's Hospital Review, 3/10)

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