FedScoop: Sharing and utilizing health data for AI – a new report and recommendations for HHS

“… The Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is now exploring the potential for a departmentwide AI strategy to facilitate the development of AI for health. As one important first step, the HHS Office of the CTO and the Center for Open Data Enterprise (CODE) co-hosted a roundtable in April to gather input from stakeholders outside of HHS. The “Roundtable on Sharing and Utilizing Health Data for AI Applications” convened more than 70 experts in AI and health data, bringing together HHS leaders with colleagues from other federal and state government agencies, industry, academia, and patient-centered research and advocacy organizations.”

“CODE has now published its report on the roundtable with recommendations for developing AI for health, and particularly for HHS in developing its AI strategy. Based on the roundtable and other research before and after the event, CODE has identified five main types of AI applications in health care…”

“HHS now has the challenge of advancing these high-impact AI applications in the larger context of federal and departmental AI policy. A February 2019 Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence laid out a half-dozen objectives to guide federal agencies’ work on AI. These objectives, as well as the June 2019 National AI R&D Strategic Plan, are broadly aligned with six high-level recommendations in CODE’s report…” Read the full article here.

Source: Sharing and utilizing health data for AI – a new report and recommendations for HHS – By Katarina Rebello and Paul Kuhne, July 11, 2019. FedScoop.

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