The Truth is Powerful
New health care data firm Truveta could be game-changer for patients
Hospitals in Michigan systems like Henry Ford Health, Trinity Health and Detroit Medical Center have some of the largest medical data sets on patients’ histories, conditions, treatments, outcomes and care of any in the health care industry.
But when doctors are faced with one of the nearly 7,000 rare diseases outside their scope of knowledge, they sometimes seek advice from colleagues, query system electronic medical records or search clinical data sites on the Internet to seek answers for their patients.
Last month, 14 health systems representing 546 hospitals in 40 states formally announced they had formed Truveta, a Seattle-based health care IT company that will use artificial intelligence to mine millions of medical records stored by the systems for clues on how best to care for patients.
In Michigan, Livonia-based Trinity with its eight hospitals, Henry Ford with its six hospitals and Tenet Healthcare Corp.-owned Detroit Medical Center with its six hospitals are awaiting the arrival later this year of Truveta-crunched data.
Using a computer, an Internet connection and typing in questions, Truveta’s AI-assisted database could give lifesaving ideas to doctors to improve clinical care for patients or expand opportunities for research physicians and scientists to answer longstanding questions.
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