CTA launches an initiative to improve efficiencies in AI and healthcare

CTA AI in health

Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has launched a new initiative on artificial intelligence (AI) with more than 30 organizations, from major technology companies to healthcare industry leaders. The group aims to examine and advance the impact of AI in healthcare by providing standards and recommend best practices to enhance the application of the technology. Ultimately, the goal is to enhance health outcomes, improve efficiencies and reduce healthcare costs.

The effort will serve as a platform for stakeholders across the tech and healthcare industry to create common terminology and best practices for management and oversight of data.

“AI will boost our wellness and health care by improving outcomes, expanding treatment options and providing cost-cutting efficiencies,” Gary Shapiro, CEO and president of CTA, said in a statement. “We must seize the opportunity to realize the potential of AI ethically, strategically and with clear goals.”

The initiative — which addresses AI in consumer health, fitness and wellness technology — will be co-chaired by Pat Baird, regulatory head of global software standards at Philips; and Jerry Wilmink, chief business officer at CarePredict.

Organizations taking part in the CTA working group include:

  • AdvaMed
  • American Telemedicine Association
  • AT&T
  • BlackBerry
  • Brookings Institution
  • CarePredict
  • The Connected Health Initiative
  • Doctor on Demand
  • Federation of State Medical Boards
  • Fitbit
  • Google
  • Humetrix
  • IBM
  • IDx Technologies
  • Isowalk
  • Livongo
  • NeuroMetrix
  • NeuroSky
  • Osso VR
  • Philips
  • Reemo Health
  • Samsung Electronics
  • SDI Technologies
  • SHIFT Performance Global
  • Valencell
  • Validic
  • Verizon
  • Volar Health

The group will meet in person for the first time at CTA’s Technology & Standards Spring Forum in San Francisco this May.