EATRIS institute partners with Microsoft to refine AI in healthcare

EATRIS institute San Raffaele University Hospital in Milan is working with Microsoft on drawing on patient data to teach machines to predict patient outcomes and help clinical decision-making.

A new partnership between San Raffaele University and Microsoft aims to tackle artificial intelligence (AI) system shortcomings and develop AI in health care to the point where it can reliably be introduced to improve patient care.

This project removes walls between researchers’ and clinicians’ access to data from different hospital departments, and leverages the complementary IT and clinical expertise held by the two partners,” says Carlo Tacchetti, Professor of anatomy at San Raffaele University, a member of EATRIS Italian node.

Medical records, pathology reports and images are usually stored on separate databases in different hospital departments and labs, which can make it difficult to share the data they contain. The San Raffaele project will bring all relevant clinical data together in one system, combining new patient data with retrospective data from the past decade. Together with Microsoft experts, doctors and researchers from San Raffaele University Hospital will use this information to tackle specific clinical AI challenges by developing tailored algorithms.