January 16, 2020

Mayo Clinic’s new data-sharing initiative launches first project

By Karl Oestreich

Modern Healthcare
by Jessica Kim Cohen

The Mayo Clinic will target drug discovery in its latest effort to improve healthcare through data insights, the Rochester, Minn.-based health system said Tuesday. The clinical data analytics platform—Mayo Clinic Platform's first project since launching last year—is a "mechanism by which the data of the past can be used to improve the care of the future," said Dr. John Halamka, president of Mayo Clinic Platform. While drawing out insights from historical data isn't new in healthcare, Mayo believes the technical architecture underpinning the project will make the process more efficient, particularly for collaborators from outside the system.

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Context: Mayo Clinic announced the Clinical Data Analytics Platform as the first venture under the Mayo Clinic Platform, a strategic initiative to improve health care through insights and knowledge derived from data.

The Clinical Data Analytics Platform will apply advanced data analytics on deidentified data from Mayo Clinic and other organizations, as well as the vast information in the scientific literature to advance medicine and improve the health of patients. Clinical Data Analytics Platform is based on a federated architecture, which enables multiple participants to build a common, robust artificial intelligence and machine learning model without sharing datasets, thus addressing critical issues such as data privacy, security and access rights to heterogeneous sources of data.

“Platform business models have been a force of disruption in many sectors, and the rapid digitalization of health care is affording us an unprecedented opportunity to solve complex medical problems and improve lives of people on a global scale,” says John Halamka, M.D., Mayo Clinic Platform president.

You can read more about the Clinical Data Analytics Platform on Mayo Clinic News Network.

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