Cleveland Clinic launches clinical AI center: 4 things to know

Cleveland Clinic formed the Center for Clinical Artificial Intelligence to propel use of the technology in healthcare areas including diagnostics, disease prediction and treatment planning.

Four things to know:

1. Launched by Cleveland Clinic Enterprise Analytics, the center will create a collaborative platform between physicians, researchers and data scientists to provide technology support for Cleveland Clinic's AI initiatives.

2. The center will conduct research in various areas of medicine, including pathology, genetics and cancer, to solve clinical issues using machine learning and other AI technologies.

3. Cleveland Clinic hematologist and oncologist Aziz Nazha, MD, will serve as director of the new center and as the system's associate medical director for AI.

4. The center has already begun working on new projects, including building machine learning models to identify patients with a high risk of death during admission, as well as numerous cancer-focused projects to make personalized predictions of patient outcomes.

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