UTHealth to lead AI research project focused on stroke, diabetes

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Time to Read: 1 minute

Numerous healthcare providers and technology companies are working together on a new research project focused on using AI to improve care for patients with subarachnoid hemorrhages and diabetes

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Cardinal Health, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Southborough, Massachusetts-based Virtusa Corporation are all set to participate in the endeavor. Hulin Wu, PhD, chair of the department of biostatistics and data science at the UTHealth School of Public Health, will lead the project, leveraging a dataset of more than 30,000 patients generated by Virtusa and Cardinal Health. More than 20 representatives from UTHealth will work alongside Wu, collaborating with other providers as well.

“We are developing novel statistical methods and machine learning approaches to interrogate EHR databases to identify the best treatment strategies and risk factors for a variety of diseases using real-world evidence,” Wu said in a prepared statement. “The EHR data simulated by Virtusa’s platform will help us test and validate our new predictive models and machine learning algorithms before applying to the real EHR data.”

Virtusa’s cloud-based platform, vLife, will also play an important role in the project, helping the researchers as they aim to “uncover hidden trends that can lead to new treatment strategies.”

“At Virtusa, we recognize the critical importance of collaboration in advancing AI technologies to create intelligent solutions that make lives better and businesses more efficient,” Anthony Lange, senior vice president of life sciences for Virtusa Corporation, said in the same statement. “As data becomes the fuel driving technological and economic growth, a fundamental challenge is how to quantify the value of data in algorithmic predictions and decisions.”

Related Article  AI & Fintech - two game changing revolutions in the digital era

(Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this column are that of the writer. The facts and opinions expressed here do not reflect the views of www.xtechalpha.com.)

Leave a Reply


Xtechalpha Xclusive

RSS Latest Technology News

  • Special £5 silver coin created to celebrate NHS Heroes May 24, 2020
    A silver coin dedicated to the work of NHS frontline staff during the coronavirus pandemic is now on sale with all profits going to charity. Fully approved by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the £5 silver coin has been created to honour Britain's NHS Heroes in ...
    Linda Howard
  • Couple engaged over Zoom without ever meeting May 24, 2020
    An American couple got engaged via a Zoom meeting earlier this month - even though they've never met in real life. Katia Ameri found herself single and bored amid America's coronavirus lockdown, so she decided to take matters into her own hands.
    Alex Turner-Cohen
  • Memorial Day sales are here—grab the best tech deals from Samsung, Bose, Apple and more May 24, 2020
    Yahoo Life is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change. TVs, tablets, laptops, oh my: These Memorial Day sales are off the ...

Follow Us

UTHealth to lead AI research project focused on stroke, diabetes

by Minakshi Das Time to Read: 1 min
AI Tool to Reshape Treatment by Predicting Cell Behaviors
Get to know the latest updates on exponential technologies, new age industry segments with our weekly XTechalpha Xclusive newsletter straight in your mailbox.