Cleveland Clinic launches new center for AI

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Cleveland Clinic creating a new center for artificial intelligence that aims to further collaboration and communication between physicians, researchers and data scientists as AI and machine learning efforts evolve and gain traction across the health system. WHY IT MATTERS The goal is to boost research on various clinical use cases where machine learning, deep learning and other AI approaches could be brought to bear, officials said. The center will convene specialists from departments such as IT, genetics, laboratory, oncology, pathology, radiology and more. A project of Cleveland Clinic Enterprise Analytics, the Center for Clinical Artificial Intelligence will seek new and innovative applications of AI for diagnostics, disease prediction and treatment planning. Already, researchers at the center are developing new machine learning models for more accurate clinical decision support, quality improvement, predictions of length or stay and readmission risk and other use cases, officials said.