HHS Selects 8 Accelerators for AI Innovation

June 11, 2018  Source: Health ITAnalytics 193

The United States, Department of Human & Health Services has been aiming to enhance patient care and health security for a long period of time. Recently the HHS selected eight accelerators to steer artificial intelligence innovation. The chosen accelerators will develop AI devices to solve challenging problems in daily patient care and health security.

Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan stated that “Accelerators are part of a new business approach abs such kind of relation will assist startups and other businesses reshape the next generation of lifesaving techs and modify health security. That innovation is important to protecting Americans citizen and saving lives.”

Accelerators aim to innovative AI devices and products that can be advanced to solve trials in healthcare that can exceed traditional vaccine and medical development.

The HHS is currently looking for solutions for two challenges, the first is the lack of earlier detection of infections in patients which need to be solved and the second challenge is the acute demand for the detection of sepsis.

HHS has a new unit that is part of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), called DRIVe which is appointed to supervise the accelerator network. DRIVe is also perusing for the nonprofit partner that will associate with private investors to fund AI technologies and products that will encode the critical health security challenges.

The HHS foresees the development of AI tools will increase the solutions for some of healthcare’s biggest trials.

By Ddu
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