Quest Diagnostics is rolling out an AI solution to curb hospitals' lab test spending

Quest Diagnostics is releasing a new AI-powered solution to help hospitals cut costs by ordering fewer lab tests:

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9/18/2019 4:25:00 AM

Quest Diagnostics is releasing a new AI-powered solution to help hospitals cut costs by ordering fewer lab tests:

Quest tied up with a bioinformatics company to create a machine learning-enabled solution to trim down the number of lab tests hospitals order.

Business Insider IntelligenceThe service, called Quest Lab Stewardship, is embedded into health systems' electronic health record (EHR) systems to combine data from disparate hospitals' records. For example, the service can decipher whether a patient has already received a certain test — information that can be buried within an EHR — with the goal of cutting out unnecessary testing.

Here's what hospitals stand to gain from leveraging an AI approach to running lab tests:Clamping down on the volume of unnecessary tests ordered could reduce spending. An AI system can comb through health records to give doctors a more comprehensive picture of what tests need to be run and warn them if a patient has already received a test, which can help health systems stave off their share of the

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