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Partners to Furnish Health IT Infrastructure for AI Alliance

August 09, 2019 / Fred Donovan

Partners HealthCare will contribute its health IT infrastructure, data, and clinical expertise to a partnership with Fujifilm SonoSite to develop AI-powered portable ultrasound devices for emergency medicine use. The organizations will work together to boost portable ultrasound technology with AI to enable clinicians to perform scans at the point-of-care. Their first project will target emergency medicine procedures using AI-enabled portable ultrasound. “If we build scanners that can be used by non-expert users both inside and outside the hospital, we can likely reduce the time delay between trauma and diagnosis, which will translate to more rapid interventions and improved outcomes,” commented Andrew Liteplo, MD, chief of the ultrasound division at Massachusetts General Hospital's (MGH) Department of Emergency Medicine.