Casey Ross, STAT

Casey Ross


Cleveland, OH, United States

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Past articles by Casey:

Buyer’s remorse: How a Medicare Advantage business is strangling one of its first funders

NaviHealth built a billion-dollar business using AI to scrutinize care in Medicare Advantage. Now, one of its first funders is publicly bashing the company it once backed. → Read More

Denied by AI: How Medicare Advantage plans use algorithms to cut off care for seniors in need

An algorithm, not a doctor, predicted a rapid recovery for Frances Walter, an 85-year-old Wisconsin woman with a shattered left shoulder and an allergy to → Read More

Verily, struggling to turn profits, taps a Starbucks veteran and ‘Warcraft’ master

Stephen Gillett's breakthrough executive job, far from the halls of science or medicine, was at Starbucks. Now, he finds himself at the helm of Verily's effort to transform health care with technology. → Read More

New antidepressant study provides hints to Verily’s future

A new antidepressant study may hold clues about the future direction of Verily, the high-profile Alphabet spinout. → Read More

As more never-smokers develop lung cancer, researchers test an AI model to predict patient risk

“This tool is giving you a heads-up that this little thing you see is actually going to be a tumor,” said Robert Smith of the American Cancer Society. → Read More

Verily leans into Onduo as it looks to enter the lucrative world of running medical research

Verily plans to lean on its chronic disease care spinout Onduo as it looks to build a door into the lucrative world of running research. → Read More

A new coalition aims to close AI’s credibility gap in medicine with testing and oversight

“We don’t have the tools today to understand whether machine learning algorithms and these new technologies being deployed are good or bad for patients,” said Mayo Clinic's John Halamka. → Read More

An AI model to predict kidney damage, trained on data from veterans, works less well in women

Google researchers trained an AI model to predict potentially deadly kidney damage using data from veterans. New research makes clear it's difficult to get the model to work as well on women as it does on men. → Read More

Afraid of pharma pushback, a health data broker puts up a barrier to drug pricing information

"It’s been stories about large drug price increases that have driven the national conversation around drug pricing, so loss of this information is a net loss for the public.” → Read More

A CEO's plan to monetize health data rescued from IBM Watson's wreckage

"The patient has to have a larger voice in what’s happening with these types of decisions," the CEO of Merative — a new company built using datasets bought from IBM Watson Health — told STAT. → Read More

Google travels far from Silicon Valley to test the power of search tools in health care

Mile Bluff Medical Center is a long way from Silicon Valley. But the tiny Wisconsin hospital is about to help launch Google’s next big experiment in medicine. → Read More

Microsoft’s note-taking tool asks doctors to make a grand bargain: Share patient data, and get your life back

Microsoft and Nuance are selling an AI tool that makes doctors' lives easier by generating appointment notes. Is the data-sharing it requires a dealbreaker? → Read More

Virtual Event: Can We Share Health Data and Not Be Evil?

Data sharing is essential to developing everything from medicines to artificial intelligence-based tools, but often ulterior commercial motives corrupt it. → Read More

Epic’s overhaul of a flawed algorithm shows why AI oversight is a life-or-death issue

Epic's overhaul of its sepsis algorithm is a case study in the challenges of ensuring that AI protects patients rather than endangering them. → Read More

Call it data liberation day: Patients can now access all their health records digitally

No more long delays. No more fax machines. No more exorbitant charges for printed pages. Under a new federal law, you can now get your health information digitally. → Read More

The Q4 health tech tracker: 17 key industry events and milestones to watch

Here's STAT's health tech tracker for the fourth quarter, featuring 17 key industry events and milestones to watch. → Read More

Epic overhauls popular sepsis algorithm criticized for faulty alarms

Exclusive: Epic has revamped its widely criticized sepsis prediction model in a bid to improve its accuracy, according to documents obtained by STAT. → Read More

A ‘disaster’, or a ‘clear path’ forward?: New FDA guidance on AI in medicine sparks strong reactions

Researchers and regulatory experts are sharply divided on whether the FDA's new guidance on AI tools marks a much-needed change, or a dramatic overreach. → Read More

In new guidance, FDA says AI tools to warn of sepsis should be regulated as devices

In new guidance, the FDA specified that AI tools designed to warn providers about sepsis should come under regulatory review. Health software vendors have been selling such tools for years without obtaining clearance. → Read More

Top IQVIA lawyer declines to discuss Experian relationship, but pledges Americans' medical secrets are safe

For years, the health data company IQVIA has quietly purchased detailed information on tens of millions of Americans from the credit reporting company Experian. → Read More