Cleveland Clinic launches new center to promote AI innovation - MedCity News

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The Cleveland Clinic has launched a new center meant to promote and organize its efforts to use AI in healthcare. Dubbed the Center for Clinical Artificial Intelligence, the new center will be focused on innovation around using AI and machine learning in clinical practice and healthcare delivery. The center – which sits under the Cleveland Clinic Enterprise Analytics umbrella – is meant to act as a central point to convene clinicians researchers, engineers and technologists to conduct research and develop best practices for the use of AI in medicine. The center will also facilitate collaboration between academia and industry. By creating a named center around innovation in AI, the health system hopes to speed up efforts to leverage the data assets from from over a million patients to develop models to help predict potential clinical issues and readmission risks.


Cleveland Clinic creates Center for Clinical Artificial Intelligence

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Health system envisions center as a hub of collaboration between physicians, researchers, computer scientists and statisticians to find new ways to use AI technologies for improving patient outcomes. The new Cleveland Clinic Center for Clinical Artificial Intelligence, launched by Cleveland Clinic Enterprise Analytics, will leverage machine learning, deep learning and natural language processing to power diagnostics, disease prediction, as well as treatment planning. "We realize that there's a lot of opportunity in the space of artificial intelligence to advance patient care and outcomes," says Aziz Nazha, MD, who has been appointed director of the center and associate medical director for AI. "The mission is to harness the power of artificial intelligence to improve healthcare delivery and medical research by focusing on the clinical needs of the patients." By bringing together specialists from various departments, including genetics, IT, laboratory, pathology and radiology, the center will develop innovative clinical AI applications such as machine learning algorithms designed to reduce the risk of hospital readmission and to predict patient response to cancer treatments, according to Nazha.


Cleveland Clinic launches Center for Clinical Artificial Intelligence

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Cleveland Clinic has launched a center to advance the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care. The Center for Clinical Artificial Intelligence will focus on developing innovative clinical applications of AI and leveraging machine-learning technology in hopes of improving health care delivery in areas such as diagnostics, disease prediction and treatment planning, according to a news release. Launched by Cleveland Clinic Enterprise Analytics, the center aims to foster collaboration and communication between physicians, researchers and data-scientists; offer programmatic and technology support for AI initiatives at the Clinic; and conduct research in several areas of medicine, according to the release. "Cleveland Clinic has formed the Center for Clinical Artificial Intelligence to translate AI-based concepts into clinical tools that will improve patient care and advance medical research," said Dr. Aziz Nazha, director of the new center and associate medical director for AI, in a prepared statement. The center will facilitate collaboration among physicians, researchers, computer scientists and statisticians across the United States and around the world, as well as between academia and industry, to advance the application of AI in health care.


Cleveland Clinic launches Center for Clinical Artificial Intelligence

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Cleveland Clinic has launched a center to advance the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. The Center for Clinical Artificial Intelligence will focus on developing innovative clinical applications of AI and leveraging machine-learning technology in hopes of improving healthcare delivery in areas such as diagnostics, disease prediction and treatment planning, according to a news release. Launched by Cleveland Clinic Enterprise Analytics, the center aims to foster collaboration and communication between physicians, researchers and data-scientists; offer programmatic and technology support for AI initiatives at the Clinic; and conduct research in several areas of medicine, according to the release. "Cleveland Clinic has formed the Center for Clinical Artificial Intelligence to translate AI-based concepts into clinical tools that will improve patient care and advance medical research," said Dr. Aziz Nazha, director of the new center and associate medical director for AI, in a prepared statement. The center will facilitate collaboration among physicians, researchers, computer scientists and statisticians across the United States and around the world, as well as between academia and industry, to advance the application of AI in healthcare.


Cleveland Clinic lays out its health IT strategy for future

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The Cleveland Clinic's plans for the future will depend on digital platforms such as telemedicine, data analytics and artificial intelligence, as the $8 billion healthcare organization looks beyond its core electronic health record system capabilities, according to new president and CEO Tom Mihaljevic, MD. "Digital technology will allow us to deliver smarter, more affordable and more accessible" care, said Mihaljevic during his first State of the Clinic address. "The Cleveland Clinic has always been an early adopter, beginning with our electronic medical records. But now, we have to take technology even more seriously. We have to go for even more transformational technologic adoption." Mihaljevic, who succeeded Toby Cosgrove in January, noted that telemedicine is the health system's fastest growing clinical offering through Express Care Online, an app that runs on smartphones, tablets and desktop computers to connect with healthcare providers.