Mount Sinai to launch digital health institute

New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System partnered with the Hasso Plattner Institute to establish a new institute focused on researching and developing digital health products.

The Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany, donated $15 million to establish the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health at Mount Sinai, which will be co-led by Joel Dudley, PhD, director of Mount Sinai's Institute for Next Generation Healthcare, and Erwin Bottinger, MD, head of HPI's digital health center.

Researchers at Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine and HPI have published studies in areas including genomic diagnostics, precision medicine, digital health and artificial intelligence, according to a news release emailed to Becker's Hospital Review.

"We know we can save lives, prevent disease, and improve the health of patients with [AI] in real-time analysis of comprehensive health data from [EHRs], genetic information, and mobile sensor technologies," Dr. Bottinger said. "With this groundbreaking new institute, Mount Sinai and the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany, will join forces to build these cutting-edge digital health services"

Long-term goals of the new institute include developing an organizational framework that researchers at HPI and Mount Sinai can use to seamlessly collaborate and co-innovate as well as testing digital health technology prototypes designed for consumers, patients, providers and health systems.

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