ORLANDO, Fla. — A top U.S. health official said Wednesday that the government will launch an “artificial intelligence health outcomes challenge” to spur private investment in the technology and help rethink the delivery of medical care.

Adam Boehler, head of Medicare and Medicaid’s innovation institute, said the goal of the initiative is to drive broader uptake of AI to help root out wasteful care, improve quality, and cut costs.

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