Casey Ross, STAT

Casey Ross

STAT

Cleveland, OH, United States

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Recent:
  • STAT
Past:
  • The Boston Globe
  • Scientific American
  • clevelanddotcom

Recent articles by Casey:

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

5 burning questions about Amazon's $3.9 billion acquisition of One Medical

What does Amazon's purchase of One Medical signal about its health ambitions? And what does it mean for the competition? Here are 5 burning questions about Amazon's big bet on primary care. → Read More

Health tech companies are scrambling to close data privacy gaps after abortion ruling

STAT asked two dozen companies that interact with reproductive health data about about their current data practices and plans to adapt. → Read More

Cue Health layoffs, HIPAA post-Roe, and AI's race problem

In the latest edition of STAT Health Tech: Cue Health layoffs, HIPAA post-Roe, and AI's race problem. → Read More

HIPAA won’t protect you if prosecutors want your reproductive health records

In states that ban abortion, one legal expert said, simply the suspicion that a patient had an abortion would be enough to allow law enforcement to poke around in their medical records under the guise of identifying or locating a suspect. → Read More

Health tech companies are facing a wave of layoffs

The digital health industry is facing a wave of layoffs like it hasn’t seen since the beginning of the pandemic. → Read More

How a complex web of businesses turned private health records from GE into a lucrative portrait of patients

A monthslong STAT investigation shows how Quintiles and a constellation of other businesses took a GE Healthcare database and turned it into a far more valuable picture of the patients whose secrets it held. → Read More

A machine learning company pitches its plan to get ahead of the next pandemic

Nference, a machine learning company that mines medical records, is launching a new initiative to combine viral sequencing with patient records to prepare for the next pandemic. → Read More