Health system leaders join Microsoft-backed nonprofit

Leaders from Mayo Clinic, Duke Health and Stanford Health Care have joined the board of a Microsoft-backed nonprofit that focuses on AI transparency. 

The nonprofit, dubbed the Coalition for Health AI, is composed of representatives from more than 1,300 member entities, including hospital systems, technology companies, government agencies and advocacy groups, according to a March 4 news release.

The coalition is setting out to establish a network of laboratories across the country to test healthcare artificial intelligence tools.  

Here are the nine leaders appointed to the board of the nonprofit organization:

  1. Chair: John Halamka, MD, president of Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic Platform

  2. Secretary and treasurer: Michael Pencina, PhD, chief data scientist of Durham, N.C.-based Duke Health

  3. Suchi Saria, PhD, endowed chair and AI professor at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins

  4. Nigam Shah, MD, PhD, chief data scientist at Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Health Care

  5. Eric Horvitz, MD, PhD, chief scientific officer at Microsoft

  6. Morgan Cheatham, vice president of Bessemer Venture Partners

  7. Jennifer Goldsack, CEO of Digital Medicine Society

  8. Federal liaison: Troy Tazbaz, director of the FDA's Digital Health Center of Excellence

  9. Federal liaison: Micky Tripathi, PhD, national coordinator for health information technology in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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