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First of its Kind Global Healthcare Alliance: Mayo Clinic Platform Expands Distributed Data Network to Sheba Medical Center
Mayo Clinic Platform, a cutting-edge innovation created by the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota (USA) is expanding its distributed data network known as Mayo Clinic Platform Connect to include Sheba Medical Center (Israel), Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein (Brazil) and University Health Network in Canada, joining Mercy Hospital (USA), Connect’s first member. The first-of-its-kind global alliance establishes a data-sharing network that transcends language barriers and accelerates AI-based solutions by using current data science and years of clinical data to create better patient outcomes around the world.
Mayo Clinic Platform Connect provides secure, cloud-based access to de-identified clinical data across three continents. Connect uses Mayo Clinic Platform’s proprietary Data Behind Glass approach that enables each organization to work with an extensive set of de-identified data without moving it among the organizations. Each healthcare system keeps control over its de-identified data throughout the process.
“We describe the data needed for fair, equitable AI as having depth (types of information), breadth (number of patients) and spread (heterogeneity). To transform health care globally, we must expand our distributed data networks to every continent. We must protect privacy, adhere to international laws and regulations, and incorporate knowledge from every language. Today, three premier medical centers in South America, Canada and the Middle East are joining our network. They will inspire and guide other regions and systems to join our worldwide effort,” says John Halamka, President of Mayo Clinic Platform.
With the combination of privacy-protected, cloud-based storage and the growth of AI and machine learning, Mayo Clinic Platform and the members of Connect will use aggregated, de-identified clinical data to generate patterns to pinpoint disease earlier and identify the best treatment options.
“We are thrilled to be part of this historic alliance to transform the future of health. Creating a truly global network that will break down language barriers and enable the inclusion of diverse populations, we are unlocking the potential of AI solutions to revolutionize health care worldwide. This is not just a game-changer, but a visionary leap toward data-driven health care,” said Prof. Eyal Zimlichman, M.D., Chief Transformation Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at Sheba Medical Center, and director and founder the hospital’s ARC Innovation.
“Mayo Clinic is transforming health care, but we are not doing this work alone,” Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., President and CEO of Mayo Clinic revealed. “We created Mayo Clinic Platform Connect to enable innovative organizations to join us to partner to create a healthier, more equitable future for everybody.”
“Sheba transcends borders to provide innovative care. The Sheba and Mayo Clinic partnership will have a significant global impact on personalized medicine,” added Prof. Yitshak Kreiss MD, Director General of the Sheba Medical Center.