VA, Flow Health partner to use AI to drive personalized care for veterans

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs established a five-year partnership with San Francisco-based Flow Health to build a medical knowledge graph that aims to help providers understand the common elements that make certain people susceptible to particular diseases and pinpoint effective treatments.

Providers will use the graph to inform medical decision making and train artificial intelligence to personalize care plans and identify side effects of potential treatments. The graph will integrate large volumes of data — over 30 petabytes of longitudinal clinical data drawn from VA records on 22 million veterans spanning over 20 years.

"Our mission is to advance healthcare by applying the latest artificial intelligence techniques to improve the detection, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases," said Alex Meshkin, CEO of Flow Health. "The VA supports millions of Americans who have served our nation and deserve our honor, respect and the best care our country has to offer. Through our partnership with the VA, Flow Health is working to unleash the power of AI to benefit our nation’s veterans."

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