Partners Healthcare and GE’s Partnership Develop New Artificial Intelligence

Council members Partners HealthCare and General Electric have announced that they are in the midst of obtaining FDA approval for deployment of their newly developed artificial intelligence (AI) to hospitals and health systems across the world. Partners and GE Healthcare, alongside MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science, have been partnering to develop the AI program for nearly three years.

As a baseline, the healthcare providers’ new platform seeks to couple data results from GE imaging equipment with electronic medical record inputs, and then utilize the AI to aid clinicians in making treatment decisions. The new technology’s approach differs from less accurate and overreaching ones currently on the market, using contextual data from imaging equipment and aiming to help clinicians make decisions, rather than making the decisions for them.  In addition, the AI and its data would be a shared platform, allowing the system to improve itself by exploring a wider range of information. The software’s design gives all clinicians navigable access to patients’ medical records that can be utilized and acted upon in the midst of day-to-day work.

“What we are doing now is we’re actually taking the capabilities of these platforms, and you’re going to expose these to the external world, from our developer community perspective so that you know developers across the globe could use some of these features, and that cross-section that we have created, to rapidly develop applications,” said Amit Phadnis, Chief Digital Officer for GE Healthcare.

The Council congratulates Partners Healthcare and GE on this promising new AI program and wishes them continued success throughout their partnership.

Read more in the Boston Business Journal.

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