VA Director of AI says VA Needs Healthcare IT Infrastructure to Utilize Health Data

“The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs to build healthcare IT infrastructure that can utilize increasingly large amounts of health data on veterans, observed Gil Alterovitz, who was recently appointed as the VA’s first director of artificial intelligence.”

“The right infrastructure will make it easier to share health data assets, in a secure manner, with outside experts who can help VA get the biggest return on its research investment, Alterovitz observed.”

“Alterovitz is leading an effort to expand the use of artificial intelligence in veterans’ healthcare…”

“Alterovitz is now leading a “sprint” within VA that is modeled after a broader “Health Tech Sprint” that he co-led during his time at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)…”

“One area where AI can immediately benefit veterans’ health is cancer imaging. AI-powered computers can improve the analysis of computerized tomography scans and other medical images.” Read the full article here.

Source: VA Needs Healthcare IT Infrastructure to Utilize Health Data – By Fred Donovan, July 22, 2019. HIT Infrastructure.

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