Mayo Clinic extends its distributed data network to additional hospitals

The Mayo Clinic Platform is extending its distributed data network, Mayo Clinic Platform_Connect, to include Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in Brazil, Sheba Medical Center in Israel, and University Health Network (UHN) in Canada, joining Mercy as part of the first-of-its-kind global alliance.

The data-sharing network aims to break language barriers and accelerate AI-based healthcare solutions by utilizing current data science and years of clinical data to improve patient outcomes worldwide, according to Mayo Clinic.

Mayo Clinic Platform_Connect offers secure, cloud-based access to de-identified clinical data across three continents, employing the proprietary Data Behind Glass approach, which allows each organization to work with an extensive set of de-identified data without transferring it between organizations. This ensures each healthcare system maintains control over its de-identified data throughout the process.

John Halamka, M.D., president of Mayo Clinic Platform, emphasized the importance of expanding distributed data networks, adhering to international laws, and incorporating knowledge from various languages in transforming global healthcare, in a statement.

The alliance will overcome language barriers, reduce model bias, and create diverse treatment recommendations by utilizing aggregated, de-identified clinical data, enabled by privacy-protected, cloud-based storage, AI, and machine learning. Additional U.S. and global members are expected to join Connect in the coming months.

Initially, the collaboration will focus on patient outcomes through information collaboration and AI-based solution development, validation, and deployment, representing the next generation of proactive and predictive medicine for care providers worldwide.

[Image courtesy: Mayo Clinic]

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