Archive for the ‘Artificial intelligence applications for cardiology’ Category

Artificial Intelligence and Cardiovascular Disease

Reporter and Curator: Dr. Sudipta Saha, Ph.D.


Cardiology is a vast field that focuses on a large number of diseases specifically dealing with the heart, the circulatory system, and its functions. As such, similar symptomatologies and diagnostic features may be present in an individual, making it difficult for a doctor to easily isolate the actual heart-related problem. Consequently, the use of artificial intelligence aims to relieve doctors from this hurdle and extend better quality to patients. Results of screening tests such as echocardiograms, MRIs, or CT scans have long been proposed to be analyzed using more advanced techniques in the field of technology. As such, while artificial intelligence is not yet widely-used in clinical practice, it is seen as the future of healthcare.


The continuous development of the technological sector has enabled the industry to merge with medicine in order to create new integrated, reliable, and efficient methods of providing quality health care. One of the ongoing trends in cardiology at present is the proposed utilization of artificial intelligence (AI) in augmenting and extending the effectiveness of the cardiologist. This is because AI or machine-learning would allow for an accurate measure of patient functioning and diagnosis from the beginning up to the end of the therapeutic process. In particular, the use of artificial intelligence in cardiology aims to focus on research and development, clinical practice, and population health. Created to be an all-in-one mechanism in cardiac healthcare, AI technologies incorporate complex algorithms in determining relevant steps needed for a successful diagnosis and treatment. The role of artificial intelligence specifically extends to the identification of novel drug therapies, disease stratification or statistics, continuous remote monitoring and diagnostics, integration of multi-omic data, and extension of physician effectivity and efficiency.


Artificial intelligence – specifically a branch of it called machine learning – is being used in medicine to help with diagnosis. Computers might, for example, be better at interpreting heart scans. Computers can be ‘trained’ to make these predictions. This is done by feeding the computer information from hundreds or thousands of patients, plus instructions (an algorithm) on how to use that information. This information is heart scans, genetic and other test results, and how long each patient survived. These scans are in exquisite detail and the computer may be able to spot differences that are beyond human perception. It can also combine information from many different tests to give as accurate a picture as possible. The computer starts to work out which factors affected the patients’ outlook, so it can make predictions about other patients.


In current medical practice, doctors will use risk scores to make treatment decisions for their cardiac patients. These are based on a series of variables like weight, age and lifestyle. However, they do not always have the desired levels of accuracy. A particular example of the use of artificial examination in cardiology is the experimental study on heart disease patients, published in 2017. The researchers utilized cardiac MRI-based algorithms coupled with a 3D systolic cardiac motion pattern to accurately predict the health outcomes of patients with pulmonary hypertension. The experiment proved to be successful, with the technology being able to pick-up 30,000 points within the heart activity of 250 patients. With the success of the aforementioned study, as well as the promise of other researches on artificial intelligence, cardiology is seemingly moving towards a more technological practice.


One study was conducted in Finland where researchers enrolled 950 patients complaining of chest pain, who underwent the centre’s usual scanning protocol to check for coronary artery disease. Their outcomes were tracked for six years following their initial scans, over the course of which 24 of the patients had heart attacks and 49 died from all causes. The patients first underwent a coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) scan, which yielded 58 pieces of data on the presence of coronary plaque, vessel narrowing and calcification. Patients whose scans were suggestive of disease underwent a positron emission tomography (PET) scan which produced 17 variables on blood flow. Ten clinical variables were also obtained from medical records including sex, age, smoking status and diabetes. These 85 variables were then entered into an artificial intelligence (AI) programme called LogitBoost. The AI repeatedly analysed the imaging variables, and was able to learn how the imaging data interacted and identify the patterns which preceded death and heart attack with over 90% accuracy. The predictive performance using the ten clinical variables alone was modest, with an accuracy of 90%. When PET scan data was added, accuracy increased to 92.5%. The predictive performance increased significantly when CCTA scan data was added to clinical and PET data, with accuracy of 95.4%.


Another study findings showed that applying artificial intelligence (AI) to the electrocardiogram (ECG) enables early detection of left ventricular dysfunction and can identify individuals at increased risk for its development in the future. Asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction (ALVD) is characterised by the presence of a weak heart pump with a risk of overt heart failure. It is present in three to six percent of the general population and is associated with reduced quality of life and longevity. However, it is treatable when found. Currently, there is no inexpensive, noninvasive, painless screening tool for ALVD available for diagnostic use. When tested on an independent set of 52,870 patients, the network model yielded values for the area under the curve, sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of 0.93, 86.3 percent, 85.7 percent, and 85.7 percent, respectively. Furthermore, in patients without ventricular dysfunction, those with a positive AI screen were at four times the risk of developing future ventricular dysfunction compared with those with a negative screen.


In recent years, the analysis of big data database combined with computer deep learning has gradually played an important role in biomedical technology. For a large number of medical record data analysis, image analysis, single nucleotide polymorphism difference analysis, etc., all relevant research on the development and application of artificial intelligence can be observed extensively. For clinical indication, patients may receive a variety of cardiovascular routine examination and treatments, such as: cardiac ultrasound, multi-path ECG, cardiovascular and peripheral angiography, intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography, electrical physiology, etc. By using artificial intelligence deep learning system, the investigators hope to not only improve the diagnostic rate and also gain more accurately predict the patient’s recovery, improve medical quality in the near future.


The primary issue about using artificial intelligence in cardiology, or in any field of medicine for that matter, is the ethical issues that it brings about. Physicians and healthcare professionals prior to their practice swear to the Hippocratic Oath—a promise to do their best for the welfare and betterment of their patients. Many physicians have argued that the use of artificial intelligence in medicine breaks the Hippocratic Oath since patients are technically left under the care of machines than of doctors. Furthermore, as machines may also malfunction, the safety of patients is also on the line at all times. As such, while medical practitioners see the promise of artificial technology, they are also heavily constricted about its use, safety, and appropriateness in medical practice.


Issues and challenges faced by technological innovations in cardiology are overpowered by current researches aiming to make artificial intelligence easily accessible and available for all. With that in mind, various projects are currently under study. For example, the use of wearable AI technology aims to develop a mechanism by which patients and doctors could easily access and monitor cardiac activity remotely. An ideal instrument for monitoring, wearable AI technology ensures real-time updates, monitoring, and evaluation. Another direction of cardiology in AI technology is the use of technology to record and validate empirical data to further analyze symptomatology, biomarkers, and treatment effectiveness. With AI technology, researchers in cardiology are aiming to simplify and expand the scope of knowledge on the field for better patient care and treatment outcomes.





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Prediction of Cardiovascular Risk by Machine Learning (ML) Algorithm: Best performing algorithm by predictive capacity had area under the ROC curve (AUC) scores: 1st, quadratic discriminant analysis; 2nd, NaiveBayes and 3rd, neural networks, far exceeding the conventional risk-scaling methods in Clinical Use

Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN

Best three machine-learning methods with the best predictive capacity had area under the ROC curve (AUC) scores of

  • 0.7086 (quadratic discriminant analysis),
  • 0.7084 (NaiveBayes) and
  • 0.7042 (neural networks)
  • the conventional risk-scaling methods—which are widely used in clinical practice in Spain—fell in at 11th and 12th places, with AUCs below 0.64.


Machine learning to predict cardiovascular risk

First published: 01 July 2019

This article has been accepted for publication and undergone full peer review but has not been through the copyediting, typesetting, pagination and proofreading process, which may lead to differences between this version and the Version of Record. Please cite this article as doi:10.1111/ijcp.13389



To analyze the predictive capacity of 15 machine learning methods for estimating cardiovascular risk in a cohort and to compare them with other risk scales.


We calculated cardiovascular risk by means of 15 machine‐learning methods and using the SCORE and REGICOR scales and in 38,527 patients in the Spanish ESCARVAL RISK cohort, with five‐year follow‐up. We considered patients to be at high risk when the risk of a cardiovascular event was over 5% (according to SCORE and machine learning methods) or over 10% (using REGICOR). The area under the receiver operating curve (AUC) and the C‐index were calculated, as well as the diagnostic accuracy rate, error rate, sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values, positive likelihood ratio, and number of needed to treat to prevent a harmful outcome.


The method with the greatest predictive capacity was quadratic discriminant analysis, with an AUC of 0.7086, followed by NaiveBayes and neural networks, with AUCs of 0.7084 and 0.7042, respectively. REGICOR and SCORE ranked 11th and 12th, respectively, in predictive capacity, with AUCs of 0.63. Seven machine learning methods showed a 7% higher predictive capacity (AUC) as well as higher sensitivity and specificity than the REGICOR and SCORE scales.


Ten of the 15 machine learning methods tested have a better predictive capacity for cardiovascular events and better classification indicators than the SCORE and REGICOR risk assessment scales commonly used in clinical practice in Spain. Machine learning methods should be considered in the development of future cardiovascular risk scales.

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Real Time Coverage @BIOConvention #BIO2019: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: Realizing Precision Medicine One Patient at a Time

Reporter: Stephen J Williams, PhD @StephenJWillia2

The impact of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) during the last decade has been tremendous. With the rise of infobesity, ML/AI is evolving to an essential capability to help mine the sheer volume of patient genomics, omics, sensor/wearables and real-world data, and unravel the knot of healthcare’s most complex questions.

Despite the advancements in technology, organizations struggle to prioritize and implement ML/AI to achieve the anticipated value, whilst managing the disruption that comes with it. In this session, panelists will discuss ML/AI implementation and adoption strategies that work. Panelists will draw upon their experiences as they share their success stories, discuss how to implement digital diagnostics, track disease progression and treatment, and increase commercial value and ROI compared against traditional approaches.

  • most of trials which are done are still in training AI/ML algorithms with training data sets.  The best results however have been about 80% accuracy in training sets.  Needs to improve
  • All data sets can be biased.  For example a professor was looking at heartrate using a IR detector on a wearable but it wound up that different types of skin would generate a different signal to the detector so training sets maybe population biases (you are getting data from one group)
  • clinical grade equipment actually haven’t been trained on a large set like commercial versions of wearables, Commercial grade is tested on a larger study population.  This can affect the AI/ML algorithms.
  • Regulations:  The regulatory bodies responsible is up to debate.  Whether FDA or FTC is responsible for AI/ML in healtcare and healthcare tech and IT is not fully decided yet.  We don’t have the guidances for these new technologies
  • some rules: never use your own encryption always use industry standards especially when getting personal data from wearables.  One hospital corrupted their system because their computer system was not up to date and could not protect against a virus transmitted by a wearable.
  • pharma companies understand they need to increase value of their products so very interested in how AI/ML can be used.

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Applying AI to Improve Interpretation of Medical Imaging

Author and Curator: Dror Nir, PhD




The idea that we can use machines’ intelligence to help us perform daily tasks is not an alien any more. As consequence, applying AI to improve the assessment of patients’ clinical condition is booming. What used to be the field of daring start-ups became now a playground for the tech-giants; Google, Amazon, Microsoft and IBM.

Interpretation of medical-Imaging involves standardised workflows and requires analysis of many data-items. Also, it is well established that human-subjectivity is a barrier to reproducibility and transferability of medical imaging results (evident by the reports on high intraoperative variability in  imaging-interpretation).Accepting the fact that computers are better suited that humans to perform routine, repeated tasks involving “big-data” analysis makes AI a very good candidate to improve on this situation.Google’s vision in that respect: “Machine learning has dozens of possible application areas, but healthcare stands out as a remarkable opportunity to benefit people — and working closely with clinicians and medical providers, we’re developing tools that we hope will dramatically improve the availability and accuracy of medical services.”

Google’s commitment to their vision is evident by their TensorFlow initiative. “TensorFlow is an end-to-end open source platform for machine learning. It has a comprehensive, flexible ecosystem of tools, libraries and community resources that lets researchers push the state-of-the-art in ML and developers easily build and deploy ML powered applications.” Two recent papers describe in length the use of TensorFlow in retrospective studies (supported by Google AI) in which medical-images (from publicly accessed databases) where used:

Prediction of cardiovascular risk factors from retinal fundus photographs via deep learning, Nature Biomedical Engineering, Authors: Ryan Poplin, Avinash V. Varadarajan, Katy Blumer, Yun Liu, Michael V. McConnell, Greg S. Corrado, Lily Peng, and Dale R. Webster

As a demonstrator to the expected benefits the use of AI in interpretation of medical-imaging entails this is a very interesting paper. The authors show how they could extract information that is relevant for the assessment of the risk for having an adverse cardiac event from retinal fundus images collected while managing a totally different medical condition.  “Using deep-learning models trained on data from 284,335 patients and validated on two independent datasets of 12,026 and 999 patients, we predicted cardiovascular risk factors not previously thought to be present or quantifiable in retinal images, such as age (mean absolute error within 3.26 years), gender (area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) = 0.97), smoking status (AUC = 0.71), systolic

blood pressure (mean absolute error within 11.23 mmHg) and major adverse cardiac events (AUC = 0.70).”


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Clearly, if such algorithm would be implemented as a generalised and transferrable medical-device that can be used in routine practice, it will contribute to the cost-effectiveness of screening programs.


End-to-end lung cancer screening with three-dimensional deep learning on low-dose chest computed tomography, Nature Medicine, Authors: Diego Ardila, Atilla P. Kiraly, Sujeeth Bharadwaj, Bokyung Choi, Joshua J. Reicher, Lily Peng, Daniel Tse , Mozziyar Etemadi, Wenxing Ye, Greg Corrado, David P. Naidich and Shravya Shetty.

This paper is in line of many previously published works demonstrating how AI can increase the accuracy of cancer diagnosis in comparison to current state of the art: “Existing challenges include inter-grader variability and high false-positive and false-negative rates. We propose a deep learning algorithm that uses a patient’s current and prior computed tomography volumes to predict the risk of lung cancer. Our model achieves a state-of-the art performance (94.4% area under the curve) on 6,716 National Lung Cancer Screening Trial cases, and performs similarly on an independent clinical validation set of 1,139 cases.”

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The benefit of using an AI based application for lung cancer screening (If and when such algorithm is implemented as a generalised and transferable medical device) is well summarised by the authors: “The strong performance of the model at the case level has important potential clinical relevance. The observed increase in specificity could translate to fewer unnecessary follow up procedures. Increased sensitivity in cases without priors could translate to fewer missed cancers in clinical practice, especially as more patients begin screening. For patients with prior imaging exams, the performance of the deep learning model could enable gains in workflow efficiency and consistency as assessment of prior imaging is already a key component of a specialist’s workflow. Given that LDCT screening is in the relatively early phases of adoption, the potential for considerable improvement in patient care in the coming years is substantial. The model’s localization directs follow-up for specific lesion(s) of greatest concern. These predictions are critical for patients proceeding for further work-up and treatment, including diagnostic CT, positron emission tomography (PET)/CT or biopsy. Malignancy risk prediction allows for the possibility of augmenting existing, manually created interpretation guidelines such as Lung-RADS, which are limited to subjective clustering and assessment to approximate cancer risk.

BTW: The methods section in these two papers is detailed enough to allow any interested party to reproduce the study.

For the sake of balance-of-information, I would like to note that:

  • Amazon is encouraging access to its AI platform Amazon SageMaker “Amazon SageMaker provides every developer and data scientist with the ability to build, train, and deploy machine learning models quickly. Amazon SageMaker is a fully-managed service that covers the entire machine learning workflow to label and prepare your data, choose an algorithm, train the model, tune and optimize it for deployment, make predictions, and take action. Your models get to production faster with much less effort and lower cost.” Amazon is offering training courses to help programmers get proficiency in Machine-Learning using its AWS platform: “We offer 30+ digital ML courses totaling 45+ hours, plus hands-on labs and documentation, originally developed for Amazon’s internal use. Developers, data scientists, data platform engineers, and business decision makers can use this training to learn how to apply ML, artificial intelligence (AI), and deep learning (DL) to their businesses unlocking new insights and value. Validate your learning and your years of experience in machine learning on AWS with a new certification.”
  • IBM is offering a general-purpose AI platform named Watson. Watson is also promoted as a platform to develop AI applications in the “health” sector with the following positioning: “IBM Watson Health applies data-driven analytics, advisory services and advanced technologies such as AI, to deliver actionable insights that can help you free up time to care, identify efficiencies, and improve population health.”
  • Microsoft is offering its AI platform as a tool to accelerate development of AI solutions. They are also offering an AI school : “Dive in and learn how to start building intelligence into your solutions with the Microsoft AI platform, including pre-trained AI services like Cognitive Services and Bot Framework, as well as deep learning tools like Azure Machine Learning, Visual Studio Code Tools for AI and Cognitive Toolkit. Our platform enables any developer to code in any language and infuse AI into your apps. Whether your solutions are existing or new, this is the intelligence platform to build on.”

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LIVE Day Three – World Medical Innovation Forum ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, Boston, MA USA, Monday, April 10, 2019


The Forum will focus on patient interactions across care settings, and the role technology and data can play in advancing knowledge discovery and care delivery. The agenda can be found here.

Leaders in Pharmaceutical Business Intelligence (LPBI) Group

represented by Founder & Director, Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN will cover this event in REAL TIME using Social Media





Wednesday, April 10, 2019

7:00 am – 12:00 pm
7:30 am – 9:30 am
Bayer Ballroom

Innovation Discovery Grant Awardee Presentations

Eleven clinical teams selected to receive highly competitive Innovation Discovery Grants present their work illustrating how AI can be used to improve patient health and health care delivery. This session is designed for investors, entrepreneurs, investigators, and others who are interested in commercializing AI opportunities that are currently in development with support from the Innovation Office.

To view speakers and topics, click here.

Where AI Meets Clinical Care

Twelve clinical AI teams culled through the Innovation Discovery Grant program present their work illustrating how AI can be used to improve patient health and healthcare delivery. This session is designed for investors, entrepreneurs, investigators, and others who are interested in commercializing AI opportunities that are currently in development with support from the Innovation Office.

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Peter Dunn, MD

Vice President, Perioperative Services and Healthcare System Engineering, MGH; Assistant Professor, Anesthesia, HMS

Using Deep Learning to Optimize Hospital Capacity Management

  • collaboration with @MIT @MGH
  • deploy mobile app across all Partners institutions


Kevin Elias, MD

Director, Gynecologic Oncology Research Laboratory, BH; Assistant Professor, HMS

Screening for Cancer Using Serum miRNA Neural Networks

  • cancer screening fragmented process – tests not efficient No screening for many common cancer type
  • Cervical, Breast, Colon, Ovarian Uterus Cancer
  • Serum miRNA multiple cancer types


Alexandra Golby, MD

Director, Image-Guided Neurosurgery, BH; Professor, Neurosurgery and Radiology, HMS

Using Machine Learning to Optimize Optical Image Guidance for Brain Tumor Surgery

  • optical visualization in Neurosurgery – to improve Brain Cancer surgery Tumor removal complete resection could cause neurological deficits
  • BWH original research on Neuronavigations, intraops MRI
  • New Tool Real Time: Color code tumors using light diagnostics with machine learning
  • GUIDING Brain surgery, applicable for Breast Cancer
  • iP filling prototype creation, testing, pre-clinical testing, clinical protocol established academic-industrial partnerships
  • AI based – World 1st guided neurosurgery


Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, PhD

Director, QTIM Lab, MGH; Associate Professor, Radiology, HMS

DeepROP: Point-of-Care System for Diagnosis of Plus Disease in Retinopathy of Prematurity

  • Prematurity 1250 gr <31 weeks f gestation
  • ROP – Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)
  • Images annotated Plus/not plus – algorithm for rating images “normal” or “plus”
  • DeepROP Applicationsinto Camera for data acquisition, iPhone


Jochen Lennerz, MD, PhD

Associate Director, Center for Integrated Diagnostics, MGH; Assistant Professor, HMS

Predicting Unnecessary Surgeries in High-Risk Breast Lesions

  • 10% reduction of high risk lesion equivalent to $1.4Billion in cost savings
  • Funding for Production line

Bruno Madore, PhD

Associate Professor, Radiology, BH, HMS

Sensor Technology for Enhanced Medical Imaging

  • ML Ultrasound – Organ configuration Motion (OCM) sensor
  • Hybrid MRI-ultrasound acquisitions
  • Long term vision – collaboration with Duke for a wireless device


Jinsong Ouyang, PhD

Physicist, MGH; Associate Professor, HMS

Training a Neural Network to Detect Lesions

  • Approach – train a NN using artificially inserted lesions


  • Build unlimitted number of training sets using small 15-50 human data sets generated
  • bone lession detection using SPECT
  • cardiac detect myocardial perfusion SPECT
  • Tumor detection PET
  • Volume detection/locatization of artificial Spinal Lesions (L1-L5)


David Papke, MD, PhD

Resident, Surgical Pathology, BH; Clinical Fellow, HMS

Augmented Digital Microscopy for Diagnosis of Endometrial Neoplasia

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Martin Teicher, MD, PhD

Director, Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program, McLean; Associate Professor, Psychiatry, HMS

Poly-Exposure Risk Scores for Psychiatric Disorders

  • MACE Scale – psychopathology development – collinearity
  • Identifying sensitivity period predictors of major depression
  • predicting risk in adolescence – dataset with high collinearity
  • Onset of depression age 10-15
  • 50% assessment exposure to adversity – based on neuroimaging
  • Analytics and AI longitudinal studies



Christian Webb, PhD

Director, Treatment and Etiology of Depression, Youth Lab, McLean; Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, HMS

Leveraging Machine Learning to Match Depressed Patients to the Optimal Treatment

  • 4-8 wks of treatment till psychotropic drugs work
  • Data driven approaches: ML can match better patients to antidepressant treatments (Zoloft vs Placebo responder /non responder)?
  • Large number of variables prediction, prognosis calculator, good vs poor outcome
  • Better on Zoloft vs Placebo


Brandon Westover, MD, PhD

Executive Director, Clinical Data Animation Center, MGH; Associate Professor, Neurology, HMS
  • seizure, prediction of next attack
  • EEG readings – accurate diagnosis on epilepsy
  • 50 million World wide
  • automated epilepsy detection
  • @MGH – 1,063 EEGs 88,000 spikes 7 experts scored – not all agreed
  • How well can experts identify spikes?
  • Super spike detector is better than Experts – False positive 60% 87% Sensitivity vs 10% and 87% by AI
Moderator: David Louis, MD
  • Pathologist-in-Chief, MGH; Benjamin Castleman Professor of Pathology, HMS
Moderator: Clare Tempany, MD
  • Vice-Chair, Radiology Research, BH; Ferenc Jolesz MD Professor of Radiology, HMS
9:30 am – 10:00 am
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Bayer Ballroom

1:1 Fireside Chat: Stefan Oelrich, Member of the Board of Management; President, Pharmaceutical, Bayer AG

Introduction by: John Fish
  • CEO, Suffolk; Chairman of Board Trustees, Brigham Health
Moderator: Betsy Nabel, MD
  • President, Brigham Health; Professor of Medicine, HMS
  • Member of the Board of Management, Bayer AG; President, Pharmaceutical, Bayer AG

Chief Digital Officers

  • Leaders at the top needs to understand AI
  • Millennials needs to fill Baby boomer retiring
  • Boston – funding Research by NIH by private investment technology transfer to commercialization
  • Career advice: Academia is the first step for credibility move to Big Pharma, create own company
  • America economic strength built on innovation in Healthcare to invest
  • Leadership at Bayer: “Culture eat strategy for Breakfast”
  • AI overcoming barriers – AI improving what we know Medical imaging human vs machine – AI is the new norm – platforms Imaging AI device to detect Hypertension more accurately development of Bayer and Merck – Bayer leader in Radiology
  • Clinical research End point to reach compare
  • Future billion end point which therapeutic pathway is best for which patient
  • Incentives for risky strategy
  • Motivation to collaborate in Boston: Cardiology with broad Institute
  • BWH data and algorithms to increase knowledge
  • Pricing medicine around the World
  • US system in-transparent – patients do not understand Price of meds Rebates to Payers
  • Medical Part B – no pass to Rebates price tied to value
  • As industry – innovations in Pharma reduce healthcare costs Germany 15% of HealthCare on Drugs, generics, “Patented medicine 4%” of all Best in Europe
  • beak silos
  • In US training physicians to lead innovations
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Bayer Ballroom

1:1 Fireside Chat: Deepak Chopra, MD, Founder, The Chopra Foundation

Moderator: Rudolph Tanzi, PhD
  • Vice-Chair, Neurology, Director, Genetics and Aging Research Unit, MGH; Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology, HMS
  • IMAGING of Brains of Women in Meditation – enlongate telemeres
  • inflammation decrease – Sleep health interactions exsercise learning new things diet
  • flashing from brain wastes – amaloydosis AD – 35 genes variance leading to disease
  • Founder, The Chopra Foundation – Body-Mind Connection
  • AI – re-invest our bodies Telemeres, transferdomics,
  • Nutrition, sleep, excercise, BP, HR, sympathetic vs non sympatheric nervous system breathing pattern, – microbiome subjective experience with Vitals emotional well being
  • emersive augmented
  • longer Telemerese – anti aging correlation
  • biomarkers vs states of energy
  • wisdom best knowledge for self awareness – highest intelligence – NOT artificial
  • Thoughts on being aware
11:00 am – 11:50 am
Bayer Ballroom

Using AI to Predict and Monitor Human Performance and Neurological Disease

In the quest for effective treatments aimed at devastating neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and ALS, there is a critical need for robust methods to predict and monitor disease progression. AI-based approaches offer promise in this important area. Panelists will discuss efforts to map movement-related disorders and use machine learning to predict the path of disease with imaging and biomarkers.

  • Chief of Neurology, Co-Director, Neurological Clinical Research Institute, MGH; Julieanne Dorn Professor of Neurology, HMS
  • Chief Scientist, Dolby Laboratories Stanford & Adobe – measuring experience
  • convergence of skills
  • internal wellness measured in the ear, motions
  • Stimulate Vagal nerve through the ear for depression treatment
  • Legislation in CA contribution to spaces
  • Global Therapeutic Head, Neuroscience Janssen Research & Development
  • Disease starts earlier Biogen contributions in the field
  • measurement surrogate indicators for outcome given interventions
  • Autism-spectrum not one disease
  • AI will enhance the human competence for measurement
  • UK based efforts to share dat and launch programs for Dementia
  • Conditions of Brain & Mind – declining cognitive
  • Democratization of discovery
  • AI benefit iterative process in changing and improving Algorithms — FDA approved algorithm needs several versions in the future
  • Complexity of CNS Polygenic gene scores
  • Dynamics of AI
  • EVP and CMO, Biogen
  • MS – follow patients, patient reporting in 10 centers , vision cognitions –
  • Obtain measurement even on normal people for early detection – FDA introduced Stage 1,2,3 Biomarker based
  • Newborn Kit of screening teat early helps
  • Home monitoring at Home for onset of AD

Dr. Isaac Galatzer-Levy – NYU & AiCure

  • All CNS diseases are heterogeneous
  • ML requires collaboration
  • AiCure – Medication adherence monitoring from Voice of patients
  • Sampling populations – cell phone
  • Re-investigate studies that have failed with new AI tools
11:50 am – 12:50 pm
Bayer Ballroom

Disruptive Dozen: 12 Technologies that will reinvent AI in the Next 12 Months

The Disruptive Dozen identifies and ranks the AI technologies that Partners faculty feel will break through over the next year to significantly improve health care.

  • innovations, technologies close to make to market

#12 David Ahern – Mental Health in US closing the Gap

#11 David Ting – Voice first

#10 Bharti Khurana – Partners Violence

#9 Gilberto Gonzales – Acute Stroke care

#8 James Hefferman – Burden og Health care ADM

#7 Samuel Aronson – FHIR Health information exchange

#6 Joan Miller – AI for eye health

#5 Brsndon Westover – A window to the Brain

#4 Rochelle Walensky – Automated detection of Malaria

#3 Annette Kim – Streamlining Diagnosis 

  #2 Thomas McCoy – Better Prediction of Suicide risk

  #1 Alexandra Golby – Reimagining Medical Imaging 


Moderator: Jeffrey Golden, MD
  • Chair, Department of Pathology, BH; Ramzi S. Cotran Professor of Pathology, HMS
  • Associate Chief, Infection Control Unit, MGH; Assistant Professor, Medicine, HMS
1:00 pm – 1:10 pm
Bayer Ballroom

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LIVE Day Two – World Medical Innovation Forum ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, Boston, MA USA, Monday, April 9, 2019


The Forum will focus on patient interactions across care settings, and the role technology and data can play in advancing knowledge discovery and care delivery. The agenda can be found here.

Leaders in Pharmaceutical Business Intelligence (LPBI) Group

represented by Founder & Director, Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN will cover this event in REAL TIME using Social Media





Tuesday, April 9, 2019

7:00 am – 8:00 am
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:40 am – 7:50 am
Bayer Ballroom

Opening Remarks

  • Chief Innovation Officer, PHS; President, Partners HealthCare International
7:50 am – 8:40 am
Bayer Ballroom

Implementing AI in Cancer Care

With AI-enabled care strategies and digital technologies, clinicians and patients are embracing new approaches to improve the lives of cancer patients through enhanced diagnosis and treatment. These include AI-guided tools for more precise methods of predicting risk, more effective screening strategies, patient data driven insights  and more personalized treatments. Panelists will engage on how these and other innovations are enabling a new era of cancer care.

  • Chief, Breast Imaging Division, MGH; Professor of Radiology, HMS
  • FDA
  • President and Co-Founder, LunaDNA
  • Patients contribute personal data get share in the company
  • democratization by AI use
  • unrepresented population in research
  • education on technology
  • Retrospective and longitudinal studies
  • Bid Trust engaging responsively
  • Delta Electronics Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, MIT
  • developper of AI based applications @MGH Cancer Center
  • Training AI on 3% of population vs randomized that has its bias of patient selection
  • no standards of publishing AI in medicine
  • AI to help women
  • Integration of systems to help patients
  • Director, Cancer Genome Analysis, Broad Institute; Professor, Pathology, HMS
  • AI for early detection
  • big data analysis – noise vs point of signals
  • drug resistance using genomics
  • AI – regulate the type information reviewed by doctors
  • data acquisition and monitoring along the life of the product not only till FDA approve it
  • Reporting adverse events
  • Data cost of sequencing is dropping, biomarkers,
  • regulatory needed to adopt AI and reimbursement starts at academic center followed by the entire country
  • CEO, insitro
  • AI for drug discovery
  • epigenetic effect on lesions
  • Physician are over promised on Genomics, asking them to use complex data from multiple source need be curated before it gets to Physicians
  • Reversed clinical trial vs randomized 30 years follow up
  • Data is anonymized used in research contributors get back own diagnosis genomics understanding


8:40 am – 9:30 am
Bayer Ballroom

Imagining Medicine in the Year 2054

In 1984 Isaac Asimov was asked to predict what life in 2019 would be like. Using the same aperture, we as what will constitute health care 35 years from now? Current trends suggest that there will be significant gains in immunotherapy, gene therapy, and breakthrough treatments for neurologic, cardiovascular and oncologic diseases. Panelists will draw on their visionary perspective and will reflect on what to expect and why.

Moderator: Keith Flaherty, MD
  • Director, Clinical Research, Cancer Center, MGH; Professor of Medicine, HMS
  • CEO, Flagship Pioneering
  • Vice Chair for Scientific Innovation, Department of Medicine, BH; Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS
  • Director, Cellular Immunotherapy Program, Cancer Center, MGH; Assistant Professor, Medicine, HMS
  • Vice-Chair, Neurology, Director, Genetics and Aging Research Unit, MGH; Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology, HMS
9:30 am – 9:50 am
9:50 am – 10:15 am
Bayer Ballroom

1:1 Fireside Chat: Ash Carter, U.S. Secretary of Defense (2015 – 2017)

Moderator: Gregg Meyer, MD
  • Chief Clinical Officer, PHS; Professor of Medicine, HMS; 2019 Forum Co-Chair
  • U.S. Secretary of Defense (2015–2017)
10:15 am – 10:40 am
Bayer Ballroom

1:1 Fireside Chat: Honorable Alex Azar II, Secretary of Health and Human Services

Moderator: Gregg Meyer, MD
  • Chief Clinical Officer, PHS; Professor of Medicine, HMS; 2019 Forum Co-Chair
  • 24th Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • quality cate means outcomes
  • Pricing Transparency by HMOs and Hospitals
  • Plan D – instant electronic to Drug Pricing information
  • Medicare moves away from Procedure based payment
  • Data on services, drugs and procedures in a Patient-centered system
  • Big data, pricing information, CMS
  • AI inspector General – Claims – AI – do get yield
  • AI in procurement
  • AI for services to Medicare – prescription Tools for advising Patients on best drug to use based on medcial information
  • Patient HC information is owned by Pations and is portable
  • Blue Data 2.0 – access record by patients @CMS
10:40 am – 11:30 am
Bayer Ballroom

CEO Roundtable

Chief executives share perspectives on the impact of AI on their respective companies and industry segments. Panelists will discuss their views of AI, how AI figures into their organizations’ current product and investment strategies, and how they are measuring return on existing AI investments. The panel will also address opportunities and challenges surrounding AI, ranging from workforce needs to managing bias in AI development.

Moderator: Anne Klibanski, MD
  • Interim President and CEO, Chief Academic Officer, PHS; Laurie Carrol Guthart Professor of Medicine, HMS; 2019 Forum Co-Chair
  • Partnerships between companies like : GE, Phillips, Siemens
  • CEO, Philips
  • efficiencies and outcomes
  • adaptive intelligence to be integrated AI 1.8Billion Euro invested 600 scientists
  • collaboration with Dana Farber
  • Design thinking – work with clinicians to get insights on experience with technologies
  • system change for delivery of care
  • Open API – federated data architecture EMR companies will also need to adapt
  • Phillips builds centers in Pittsburgh, Cambridge, Amsterdam, Paris
  • EVP, Head, Pharmaceuticals Research and Development, Bayer AG
  • AI – R&D efficiency
  • Disruptive approaches optimization of synthesis of chemical reactions productivity and selection of molecules
  • In house data science expertise vs image pattern recognition of HTN collaboration with Merck
  • Collaboration with MIT on clinical Trials
  • changing provides vs longitudinal care
  • Access to talent – Data scientists Amazon is a competitor on talent for AI SKILLS DOMAIN EXPRET TOPIC
  • R&D AT BAYER – DATA SCIENCE IN each division
  • CEO, Siemens Healthineers
  • 400 research collaborations
  • “analog” way innovations generations
  • CEO, GE Healthcare
  • HC – Clinical command center in Hospitals collaboration with Partners
  • Investment is in platforms vs applications – Edison platform tool kits – Radiologist will develop their own on top of PLATFORMS from GE
  • Clinicians productivity will change with AI
  • Data scientist new identity – bigger developers of systems
11:30 am – 11:35 am
Bayer Ballroom
11:35 am – 11:45 am
11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Discovery Cafe Sessions

Lunch with Experts: Intensive sessions addressing cutting-edge artificial intelligence topics.

Provider Back Office of the Future

The application of AI-based technologies to the business side of health care — including functions such as billing, payment, and insurance claims management — could lead to significant improvements in health care operations and efficiency, with billions of dollars in savings each year. Panelists will discuss emerging tools and technologies as well as the opportunities and pitfalls of using AI to innovate and automate back office functions.

Moderator: Peter Markell, EVP, Administration and Finance, CFO and Treasurer, PHS

Inge Harrison, CNO/VP of Strategic Advisory Services, Verge Health

Kent Ivanoff, CEO, VisitPay

Mary Beth Remorenko, VP, Revenue Cycle Operations, PHS

Brian Robertson, CEO, VisiQuate


Chief Digital Strategy Officer Roundtable

With the advent of AI-enabled technologies, this session brings together leading chief digital health officers. The discussion will address tradeoffs in sequencing technology across academic medical centers; what technologies are being prioritized; and consumer expectations.

Moderator: Alistair Erskine, MD, Chief Digital Health Officer, PHS

Michael Anderes, Chief Innovation and Digital Health Officer, Froedtert Health; President, Inception Health

Adam Landman, MD, VP and CIO, BH; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, HMS

Aimee Quirk, CEO, innovationOchsner

Richard Zane, MD, Chief Innovation Officer, UCHealth; Professor and Chair,Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine


Innovation Fellows: A New Model of Collaboration

The Innovation Fellows Program provides experiential career development opportunities for future leaders in health care. It facilitates personnel exchanges between Harvard Medical School staff from Partners’ hospitals and participating biopharmaceutical, device, venture capital, digital health, payor and consulting firms. Fellows and Hosts learn from each other as they collaborate on projects ranging from clinical development to digital health and artificial intelligence. Learn how this new model of collaboration can deliver value and lead to broader relationships between industry and academia.

Moderator: Seema Basu, PhD, Market Sector Leader, Innovation, PHS

Nathalie Agar, PhD, Research Scientist, Neurosurgery, BH; Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, Radiology, HMS

Paul Anderson, MD, PhD, Chief Academic Officer, BH; SVP, Research, BH; K. Frank Austen Professor of Medicine, HMS

Laurie Braun, MD, Partners Innovation Fellow, MGH and Boston Pharmaceuticals; Instructor in Pediatrics, HMS

David Chiang, MD, PhD, Research Fellow, BH; Innovation Fellow, Boston Scientific

David Feygin, PhD, Chief Digital Health Officer, Boston Scientific

Peter Ho, MD, PhD, CMO, Boston Pharmaceuticals

Harry Orf, PhD, SVP, Research, MGH; Principal Associate, HMS


Last Mile: Fully Implementing AI in Healthcare

This session will focus on how radiology and pathology specialties are currently applying AI in the clinic. Where will it be built out first? What are the barriers and how will these challenges be overcome?

Moderator: Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD, Chief Data Science Officer, PHS; Vice Chairman, Radiology, MGH; Associate Professor, Radiology, HMS

Katherine Andriole, PhD, Director of Research Strategy and Operations, MGH & BWH CCDS; Associate Professor, Radiology, HMS

Samuel Aronson, Executive Director, IT, Personalized Medicine, PHS

Peter Durlach, SVP, Healthcare Strategy & New Business Development, Nuance

Seth Hain, VP of R&D, Epic

Jonathan Teich, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Information Officer, InterSystems; Emergency Medicine, BH


Reimagining Disease Management

The management of disease has become vastly more challenging, both for patients and providers. AI-based technologies promise to improve and streamline patient care through a variety of approaches. This session will feature a discussion of these new tools and how they can enhance patient engagement and optimize care management.

Moderator: Sree Chaguturu, MD, Chief Population Health Officer, PHS; Assistant Professor, Medicine, HMS

Murray Brozinsky, Chief Strategy Officer, Conversa

Jean Drouin, MD, CEO, Clarify Health Solutions

Julian Harris, MD, President, CareAllies

Erika Pabo, MD, Chief Health Officer, Humana Edge; Associate Faculty, Ariadne Labs; Associate Physician, BH; Instructor, HMS


Standards and Regulation: The Emerging AI Framework

As the health care industry faces an explosion of AI-based tools, the FDA’s approach to these technologies is evolving. This session will focus on the agency’s approach to AI-based products, how to calculate the risk profile of these new technologies, and the challenges of securing adequate data rights.

Moderator: Brent Henry, Member, Mintz Levin

Bethany Hills, Member/ Chair, FDA Practice, Mintz Levin

Michelle McMurry-Heath, MD, PhD, VP, Global Regulatory Affairs and International Clinical Evidence, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices

Bakul Patel, Associate Director, Digital Health, FDA

Michael Spadafore, Managing Director, Sandbox Industries


From Startup to Impact (Provider Solutions)

This session will introduce you to five leading startup companies who will each share their respective impact in delivery provider solutions in ten-minute pitches.

Moderator: Meredith Fisher, PhD, Partner, Partners Innovation Fund, PHS

Moderator: James Stanford, Managing Director, Fitzroy Health

William Grambley, COO, AllazoHealth

Gal Salomon, CEO, CLEW

Siddarth Satish, CEO, Gauss Surgical

Pelu Tran, CEO, Ferrum Health

Ed Zecchini, CIO, Remedy Partners

1:00 pm – 1:10 pm
1:10 pm – 2:00 pm
Bayer Ballroom

China: AI Enabled Healthcare Leadership

China’s health care system faces major challenges — and its population is aging more rapidly than nearly every other country. To help address these problems, the Chinese health technology sector is strongly embracing AI. What are the most exciting applications? What lessons does China’s early forays into AI-enabled patient care hold for other health care systems?

Moderator: James Bradner, MD
  • President, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
  • Chief Innovation Officer, GE Healthcare
  • Analytics allowing higher throughput in China in Rural areas
  • Sepsis – detection is too late
  • data exhaust for facial recognition – anticipatory diagnosis
  • oncology tumor algorithm
  • CEO, Infervision
  • Medical imaging – four years to mature nodule detection
  • AI – no resale of data
  • Chairman and Co-Founder, Yidu Cloud
  • Medical records
  • Data privacy is personal consent if identification Passport level:
  • Doctor looking on Medical record need consent
  • Administration – clearance for access
  • Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners
  • AI HC companies execution to build companies
  • Valuation of all AI not only HC, dropped 30%
  • Real Doctor – 14 licensing for Internet medicine 90,000 patients a day are seen
  • Consumer EMR – Alibaba invested in
  • Investment in CRISPR
  • Invest in drug discovery in China
  • In China 150 programs of drug development of PD-1
  • Government  – 90% of patients go to Public Hospital which guard the data
  • Challenges AI in China — US – China Trade issue
  • CEO, Real Doctor Corporation Limited
  • Medical imaging 12 disease found from pictures build models to other 100 hospitals
  • small nodules detection
  • China-FDA no regulation established yet Learn from US FDA
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Bayer Ballroom

1:1 Fireside Chat: Mark Benjamin, CEO, Nuance

Moderator: Peter Slavin, MD
  • President, MGH; Professor, Health Care Policy, HMS
  • CEO, Nuance Communications
  • System produce NOTES from conversation, clinical language, notes read interactively by looking at other chart – LIVE EXAM more that an invoicing tool
  • patient case management made efficient
  • Documentation and Clinical notes embedded into the EHR enhance intelligence at Point-of-Care


2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
3:00 pm – 3:50 pm
Bayer Ballroom

Getting to the AI Investment Decision

The billions invested worldwide in AI-based health care technologies underscore the enthusiasm of global investors. But where are the greatest opportunities and what is the timeline to meaningful impact? In this panel, venture, private equity investors, and buy side analysts will discuss investment priorities, timelines, and key areas of interest

  • Partner, Partners Innovation Fund, PHS
  • When is the time right and when there is only a promise
  • VP, Venture and Managing Partner, Partners Innovation Fund, PHS
  • Looks like therapeutics but it is AI
  • Managing Director, Bain Capital Life Sciences
  • companies leveraging competencies
  •  Capital put to work what is it coming to do – specific value creation
  • Is the problem HC or an Academic Medical Center, i.e., MGH problem to solve
  • If no one at PHS willing to pay — let’s think again
  • Managing Partner, Polaris Partners
  • Data in Pharma companies are ready for AI application
  • algorithms and analytics
  • Value proposition
  • Language processing & ML – recognize patterns in consistant datasets – improve decision made in patient care
  • SVP, Strategy, Commercialization and Innovation, Amgen
  • Real data using AI for speeding drug discovery commercial application
  • predictive models for second MI with partner
  • Pilot study vs scaling up
  • Managing Director, Healthcare Group, Goldman Sachs
  • As AI algorithm mature, labor intensity curbed by AI
  • IPO
  • consolidation of big pharma
  • Partner, Google Ventures – started in 2008/9; Instructor in Medicine, BH
  • data quality needed for AI to avoid bias
  • Pharma is interested in Drugs not in Targets
  • Translator between technology and healthcare
  • Teach computer the rules to go then beating its creator unanticipated modes
  • IT is different in various industries more than West Coast vs East Coast
3:50 pm – 4:20 pm
Bayer Ballroom

1:1 Fireside Chat: Robert Bradway, CEO, Amgen

  • Partner, Atlas Venture
  • CEO, Amgen
  • DeCode Genetics acquired by Amgen
  • AI is in the beginning Rapata and Evenity (romosozumab) risk of fractures – review large images archives
  • Migraine only digital health  – this is not a big area for Amgen
  • Transparency
  • Encouraged to role back the Rebate Program the sickest pay to high – policy changes
  • Part 4
  • Rapata – lower LDL reduce risk for stroke MI 600Billion fighting Heart disease – price lowered 60% patients are directed to the more expensive product
  • Investment in Biosimilars and biologics made available free resources
  • risk is Washington, generics may become the rule for biologics
  • no favor innovating products vs Biosimilars
  • ObamaCare create 12 years of data exclusivity for biologics
  • 90% of prescription is generic products
  • cost of CVD in 2019 is a fraction of the cost 15 years ago
  • CURE – is used for Cancer at what price HEP C – is a cure very expansive
  • Meaning of innovations create frameworks for saving live
4:20 pm – 5:10 pm
Bayer Ballroom

Consumer Healthcare and New Models of Care Delivery

Al is powering a revolution in consumer health care, giving patients a deeper role in monitoring their own health and spawning new models of care delivery. Many health care organizations are increasingly focused on creating a digital “front door” for patients – a single gateway to mobile apps and other online services. Panelists will also discuss the role of remote monitoring and virtual care programs as well as the role of Al in care redesign and workflow.

Moderator: Diana Nole
  • CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health
  • President, Global Strategy Group, Samsung; Founder, CareVisor
  • Real time sensing to deliver realtime care plan: Human Avatar
  • AI is hidden
  • communication varies by generations phone vs SMS
  • VP and Global CTO, Sales, Dell EMC
  • IOT – scale
  • social media – peer pressure
  • President, Health Platforms, Verily Life Sciences
  • AI applied in diet management with images of snacks
  • Co-production of Health 50s-60s concept Co-Production health by patients give patients information and they will co-produce their healthier life style
  • VP and Chief Health Officer, IBM Corporation
  • AI continues to improve – actionable insights
  • AI augmented humanity
  • In China a Team of oncologist meet with entire families to discuss plan of care Cancer patients for GrandMa,
  • SVP, Head of Innovation and Health Equity, Microsoft Healthcare
  • AI – sequence T cells
5:15 pm – 5:25 pm
Bayer Ballroom

BioBank Award Announcement

  • Third place MGH – Computational Pathology
  • First Prize – $12,000 UPittsburg – Dept Biomedical Informatics – principal components
  • First Prize – IBM Center for Computational Health – supervised algorithm
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm


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LIVE Day One – World Medical Innovation Forum ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, Boston, MA USA, Monday, April 8, 2019


The Forum will focus on patient interactions across care settings, and the role technology and data can play in advancing knowledge discovery and care delivery. The agenda can be found here.

Leaders in Pharmaceutical Business Intelligence (LPBI) Group

represented by Founder & Director, Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN will cover this event in REAL TIME using Social Media






Monday, April 8, 2019

7:00 am – 8:00 am
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 9:40 am
Bayer Ballroom

First Look: Round 1

Nine rapid fire presentations on the applications of AI in Clinical Care

To view speakers and topics, click here.

Henry Chueh, MD

Director, MGH Lab of Computer Science, MGH; Assistant Professor, Medicine, HMS

Dxplain: Expanding diagnostic horizons


Synho Do, MD

Director, Laboratory of Medical Imaging and Computation (LMIC), MGH; Assistant Professor, HMS

Leveraging a Deep-Learning Algorithm for the Detection of Acute Intracranial Hemorrhage


Laura Germine, PhD

Director, Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Health Technology, McLean; Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, HMS

The Next Generation of Cognitive and Behavioral Assessment


Satrajit Ghosh, PhD

Research Associate, MEE; Principal Research Scientist, MIT; Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology, HMS

Assistive Intelligent Technologies for Brain Health


Chris Sidey-Gibbons, PhD

Co-Director, PROVE Center, BH; Member of Faculty, HMS

Three Computational Techniques and One Tool to Bring the Patient Voice into Care


Xudong Huang, PhD

Co-Director, Neurochemistry Laboratory; MGH; Associate Professor, Psychiatry, HMS

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Brain Drug Discovery


Tina Kapur, PhD

Executive Director, Image-Guided Therapy, BH; Assistant Professor, Radiology, HMS

Using AI to Better Visualize Needles in Ultrasound-Guided Liver Biopsies


Bharti Khurana, MD

Director, Emergency Musculoskeletal Radiology, BH; Assistant Professor, HMS



Vesela Kovacheva, MD, PhD

Attending Anesthesiologist, BH; Instructor, Anesthesiology, HMS

Harnessing the Power of Machine Learning to Automate Drug Infusions in the OR and ICU

Constance Lehman, MD, PhD

Chief, Breast Imaging Division, MGH; Professor of Radiology, HMS

AI-Based Care Delivery: A New Paradigm for Curing Cancer


Lisa Nickerson, PhD

Director, Applied Neuroimaging Statistics Lab, McLean; Assistant Professor, HMS

Using Digital Phenotyping and Machine Learning to Forecast, Detect, and Prevent Drug Overdose Deaths


Federico Parisi, PhD

Research Fellow, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, SRN

Mobile Health Technologies for Monitoring Motor Fluctuations in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease


Stuart Pomerantz, MD

Director, Neuro-CT, Neuroradiology, MGH; Instructor, HMS

AI-Powered Diagnostic Reporting for Spinal MRI of Degenerative Disease


Sandro Santagata, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pathology, BH, HMS


Joseph Schwab, MD

Chief, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, MGH; Associate Professor, HMS

Artificial Intelligence for Diagnosis and Management in Spine Surgery


Hiroyuki Yoshida, PhD

Director, 3D Imaging Research, MGH; Associate Professor, Radiology, HMS


Nazlee Zebardast, MD

Instructor, Ophthalmology, MEE, HMS


Li Zhou, MD, PhD

Associate Professor/Lead Investigator, BH; Associate Professor, HMS


Machine Learning and NLP to Track Disease Progression and Predict Health Outcomes

Moderator: Giles Boland, MD
  • Chair, Department of Radiology, BH; Philip H. Cook Professor of Radiology, HMS
Moderator: Trung Do
  • VP, Business Development, Innovation, PHS

Henry Chueh, MD

  • wrong diagnosis, leading malpractice claims
  • 1 out of 6 new diagnosis are wrong
  • help clinicians to make 1st diagnosis and every time correct — what need be considered
  • fever, rash, arthrisis (painful swallen joint) – no correct diagnosis
  • Adult Still disease – symptoms trigger condition –
  • DXplain Knowledge base + algorithms curated over 25 yr
  • >1 Million relationships
  • probabilistic inference algorithms
  • Amazon Web Services – micro services on Amazon Web
  • UI widgets for Web apps – mobile prototype
  • 20million hits per month
  • DXplain consumer, clinician, hospitals, payer, malpractice insurer


Synho Do, PhD

  • AI and DL for Stroke Patient management detection of acute intracranial haemorrhage from small dat sets
  • 1 of every 10 death is a Stroke caused, 5.8 million people die of Stroke Stroke is a medical emergency, CT Scan
  • Spotting brain bleeding after
  • Deep Learning algorithms – explainable AI  – human mimiking algorithm developed @MGH
  • Explainable AI – Multi-window mixing & multi-slice mixing is in PACS @MGH
  • commercial opportunity: Near stroke detection
  • @MGH Stroke with AI algorithms Patent IP @PartnerInnovation seeking funding for Stroke management

Laura Germine, PhD

  • Next generation of behavior assessment
  • in Psychiatry – neuropsychiatry
  • Problem of measurement of innovation with validity needed – Tools to measure and have outcomes
  • Unreasonable effectiveness of Good Data : Math achievement – visual-spatial attention
  • Looking for partners

Satrajit Ghosh, PhD

  • Mental health 1 in 4 adults 18% of adolescence 13% of children
  • first treatment effective only in 25% of cases
  • Brain structure and Function – using MR – observed behaviors – using Voice, speaking is a very complex activity
  • Talk intent emotions – window into the mind
  • Speech

Xudong Huang, PhD

  • Brain Drug Discovery – leveraging AI
  • Major depressive DIsorder ( MDD) – 16 million in US 210 Billion a year treatment burden
  • Alzheimer’s DIsease  – 5.8 million AS in US – $290 in 2019 a year treatment burden
  • Potential druggable for MDD and AD
  • Tryptophan-Kynurenina pathway
  • Secreted Protein Acidic and Cysteine rich
  • AI-Powered Drug Discovery Platform – AtomNet
  • Preclinical drug discovery and development
  • Screened 10MIllion compounds – 48 inhibitors for tryptophan-catabolizing enzymes in
  • Tryptophan-Kynurenina pathway

Tina Kapur, PhD

  • AI to visualize needles in UltraSound-guided (US) liver biopsy – safer to patient and easier for the physicina
  • mass in liver suspected to be from a metastasis in the pancreas
  • AI to enable the MD to see the needle completely independent of the US technician
  • Benefits if available to all performers of liver biopsy
  • Patients: Benefit from location of tissue biopsy sampling
  • prostate needle in MRI
  • Button labelled Needle, MD turn on/of button
  • navigation systems not in use
  • 95% proceedures done free hand
  • 1 Million US guided liver biopsy/yr, growing @4%
  • manufacturing of US equipment to be interested to embed

Bharti Khurana, MD

  • Home is the most dangerous place for women killing of women hit by husband. ages 25 to 38 – fracture of bone IPV – Intimate Partner Violence – 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men IPV is preventable under reporting
  • Tybanny of the Urgent
  • clinical decision support to predict risk probability automate alerts 95% 50% 15% – Probability of IPV – insivible to visible
  • empower healthcare providers
  • reduce ER volume will reduce cost

Vesela Kovacheva, MD, PhD

  • Titrating drug infusions – Personalized for patient safety reduce med error
  • Titrating drug infusions – automation system from anestesia – function automonically
  • local anestatic for Cesearian section – BP drog when spinal administration of anestatic agent
  • calculate every minure – 20 minutes are critical from drug infusion
  • decision to administer vasopressors is taken evey minute on the bP
  • Rural areas one anestosiolog suverviser three OR at the same time
  • 1.25 million C-section
  • 75% develop low BP
  • complications in babies decreased BP – tachepnis in neonatal – NICU 100Million $ per year.
  • develop same algorithms for propofol in sedetion and insulin in ICU
  • other surgeries – knee, hip, spinal

Constance Lehman, Md, PhD

  • Breast Cancer Out of 2 Billion women 2million will be diagnosed with breast cancer
  • screening will prevent development
  • current tools of mamography – no single interpretation and shortage
  • memograph vs Future risk of BC development
  • Deep Learning model; Training model consequitive memograms Risk model developed – AI technology on memograpm 0.71 when other factors added
  • DIverse races – RAce blind AI model
  • AI model of diagnosis in one year after the memogram taken
  • breast density – imager certified, 6% are dense, 85% and every number in between
  • Expertise: MGH, MIT, Prior failure of CAD
  • Patents for commercialization beyond MGH

Lisa Nickerson, PhD

  • 70,000 drug overdose, 50,000 opioids related
  • Death from prescription opioids is on the increase after 2013 – fentanyl – causing overdose
  • prescription opioids overdose Prevention strategies:
  • Targeted Naloxone distribution
  • Medication assisted treatment
  • Fentanyl screening in Tox tests
  • 911 good Samaritan laws
  • Syringe services programs

Federico Parisi, PhD

  • Mobile Health Applications – Monitoring motor fluctuation in Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
  • 7 – 10Million WOrldwide, 1 Million in the US,
  • dopamine-producing neuron
  • main medication in early stage – Levodopa
  • Need an objective and continuous monitoring toool for tacking the symptoms’ dynamics
  • mHealth for monitoring PD – mimiking clinical evaluations mail limitations: Deendency on standardized motor tasks in sufficient time resolution in symptoms severity during ADLs

Stuart Pomerantz, MD

  • DeepSPINE – Challenges of Lumbar Spine Imaging: Lumbar stenosis MR interpretation Suboptimal radiology
  • DeepSPINE – end-to-end processing pipeline for clinical deployment
  • AI-Powered Diagnosis & Reporting Solutions
  • DeepSPINE: Slice Angle Optimization
  • Predict disease severity/interpretation time
  • Route of optimal staffing
  • DeepSpine Data Layer Multi-Format Reporting: Traditional Text vs Tabular Image-Enhanced
  • Portfolio of applicationsWho benefits from MRI
  • Avoid unneccesary imaging – Clinical Decision-aking
  • Better predict who needs surgery

Sandro Santagata, MD, PhD

  • Tissue imaging quant pathology
  • DL for Mass spectrometry – full spectral resolution
  • interoperative paradigm – patient, biopsy, frozen tissue Tissue cyclic immunoflorescence hi Dimensional pathology
  • Human Tumor Atlas Network (HTAN) – phenotype cancers

Joseph Schwab, MD

  • Orthopedic Spin surgery – 1/2 million lumber fusion surgery, 5% complications $1.8 Billion
  • Data science in Spine today – algorithms based on 35,000 patients cases annotated
  • ML algorithm which Pations will need opioids after fusion
  • Predicted Probability – cost-benefit ration – Benefit to patient
  • Cervical stenosis C5-C6 – patient list of current medication – Prediction of a patient probability to need opioids after spinal surgery
  • Spinal metastasis – Survival prediction – is surgery needed if survival is few months?
  • Complications of hip replacement Perspective: Provider or Insurer

Chris Sidey-Gibbons, PhD

  • Patient-reported data
  • identification of treatment satisfaction with care, quality of life, mental health,
  • ONE Questionnaire – filled by Patient – used by psychiatry since 1950
  • Clinical meaning, ML, Computer Adaptive Diagnosis (CAT algorithm) , NLP, response burden
  • ML – improve clinical meaning of Patient reported data, train algorithm – likely outcomes
  • Reconstructive surgery following mastectomy – survey of women
  • Plastic surgery Report – to improve CAT algorithm
  • imPROVE
  • InSpire

Hiroyuki Yoshida, PhD

  • Colon screening 150,000 new cases in the US, 55,000 death, 14B spent in the US
  • CT colonography (CTC)  & Colonoscopy
  • @MGH Laxative-free CT colonography: Oral oral contrast  followed by GI CT Scanning
  • GAN – generative adversarial networks: AI virtual bowel cleansing + AI small polyp detection
  • algorithms remove fecal material
  • Sensitivity: AI-latex-free – 96% sensitivity vs. CTC 46% and Laxative 67%

Nazlee Zebardast, MD

  • Deep learning for glaucoma detection – prevent
  • optic nerve disease, irriversible blindness
  • 76 Million 11 Million bilateral blind
  • +50% glacauma not diagnosed in the US – delay progression by screening
  • No reliable out reach programs – USPSTF recommended against screening
  • Deep learning used for Glaucoma detection _ Larger inter-reader interpretation variation
  • Improve reference standard
  • genetic risk of glaucoma
  • intaocular pressure – modifiable factor
  • Diabetic or non diabetic retinopathy
  • Age, gender, smokin SBP, refractive error
  • What the machine pays attention
  • high IOP and high genetic risk
  • commercialize DL based screening tool for glaucoma – 140 Million in the US
  • The market: 120 million age 30 to 40
  • Cost saving S5.8 Billion

Li, Zhou, MD, PhD

  • Palliative care ML and improve value of care
  • end of life care for Dementias: Latent topic modeling and trend analysis using clinical notes
  • reduce anxiety and depression patient more likely to have wishes known
  • Who are the patients that will benefit the most from palliative care
  • determine the right time for this intervention
  • free-text EHR data
  • Physical function status: Nutrition, feeding, swallowing
  • Commercialization – MTERMS Lab – pharmacovigilance, speech recognition, information extraction and decoding data mining


9:40 am – 9:55 am
9:55 am – 11:35 am
Bayer Ballroom

First Look: Round 2

Nine rapid fire presentations on the applications of AI in Clinical Care

To view speakers and topics, click here.

11:30 am – 11:45 am
11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Discovery Café Sessions

Lunch with Experts: Intensive sessions addressing cutting-edge artificial intelligence topics.

Applying AI to Save Lives During the Opioid Crisis

The U.S. is in the throes of a devastating epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose — some 130 people die nationally every day from opioids, says the National Institute on Drug Abuse. With a total economic cost of more than $78 billion a year, AI is being harnessed to develop new tools that can help alleviate this national crisis. This session will discuss AI-based strategies that academic and industry teams are leveraging to help clinical and public health officials better predict, identify, and treat opioid addiction, and also data privacy concerns.

Moderator: Thomas Sequist, MD, Chief Quality & Safety Officer, PHS

Bob Burgin, CEO, Amplifire Healthcare Alliance

Carm Huntress, CEO, RxRevu Inc

Sarah Wakeman, MD, Medical Director, Substance Use Disorder Initiative, MGH; Assistant Professor, Medicine, HMS

Scott Weiner, MD, Director, Brigham Comprehensive Opioid Response and Education (B-CORE) Program, BH; Assistant Professor, HMS


Community Hospitals: Key Component in Healthcare Transformation

Community hospitals are the largest sources of patient care in the U.S. As such, they represent a frontier in the transformation of health care. How are these organizations using AI and digital technologies to drive transformation? What are the distinctions from academic medical centers? This session will address these and other topics that impact community hospitals.

Moderator: Michael Jaff, DO, President, NWH, PHS, Professor of Medicine, HMS

Fabien Beckers, PhD, CEO, Arterys

Joanna Geisinger, CEO, TORq Interface

John Miller, MD, Director, Retinal Imaging, MEE; Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, HMS

Lee Schwamm, MD, Director, Center for TeleHealth and Exec Vice Chair, Neurology, MGH; Professor, Neurology, HMS

Tal Wenderow, CEO, Beyond Verbal


Digital Management of Diabetes

Across the spectrum of patient care, the management of diabetes has been flooded with new technology and treatment options for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes – there is a range of new devices and software, including automatic insulin infusion systems, glucose sensors, AI-based algorithms and decision support tools, with an artificial pancreas on the horizon. This session will focus on these areas and clinical use cases that highlight the value of AI.

Moderator: Deborah Wexler, MD, Clinical Director, Diabetes Center, MGH; Associate Professor, HMS

Marie McDonnell, MD, Section Chief and Director, Diabetes Program, BH; Lecturer, HMS

Michael Meissner, PhD, CTO and VP, MED, Sanofi

Joshua Riff, MD, CEO, Onduo

Marie Schiller, VP, Connected Care and Insulins Product Development and Site Head, Cambridge Innovation Center, Eli Lilly


AI and Its Impact on the Future of Emergency Care

There are over 136 million Emergency Department visits annually in the U.S. providing 24/7 unscheduled treatment for problems from minor illness to life threatening traumatic injuries.  Emergency department care teams provide high quality, safe care in an efficient fashion.  In this session, we consider the future of AI in emergency care from the initial decision to seek emergency care, to diagnostic processes within the ED and final disposition decision..  From chat bots for patient triage, telehealth for patient visits to machine learning outcome prediction, we will consider how these novel technologies will impact emergency care delivery.

Moderator: Adam Landman, MD, VP and CIO, BH; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, HMS

Peter Chai, MD, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, BH, HMS

Emily Hayden, MD, Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, MGH; Instructor, Surgery, HMS

Kohei Hasegawa, MD, Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, MGH; Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, HMS

Sean Kelly, MD, CMO, Imprivata; Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, HMS

Bijoy Sagar, VP, Chief Digital Technology Officer, Stryker


Mental Health, Smartphone Apps and the Promise of AI

Patients can face significant barriers when it comes to accessing high-quality, evidence-based treatment for mental illness. AI-enabled technologies, including smartphone-based tools, that may help close this treatment gap for patients worldwide. This session will focus on efforts to develop smartphone apps and other tools, including those designed to help predict patients’ moods and provide cognitive behavioral therapy.

Moderator: Sabine Wilhelm, PhD, Chief of Psychology; Director, OCD and Related Disorders Program, MGH; Professor, Psychology, HMS

Jennifer Gentile, PsyD, SVP, US Clinical Operations, Ieso Digital Health

Thomas McCoy, MD, Director of Research, Center for Quantitative Health, MGH; Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Medicine, HMS

Christopher Molaro, CEO, Neuroflow

David Silbersweig, MD, Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, BH; Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry, HMS

Jeremy Sohn, VP, Global Head of Digital Business Development and Licensing , Novartis


From Startup to Impact (Pharma and Diagnostics)

This session will introduce you to five leading start-up companies who will each share their respective impact in the pharmaceutical and diagnostic realms in 10-minute pitches.

Moderator: James Brink, MD, Radiologist-in-Chief, MGH; Juan M. Taveras Professor of Radiology, HMS

Moderator: James Nicholls, Managing Director, Fitzroy Health

Sarah Beeby, EVP, GM Lifesciences, Clinithink

Charles Cadieu, PhD, CEO, Bay Labs

JB Michel, PhD, SVP Data Science & GM USA, BenevolentAI

Art Papier, MD, CEO, VisualDx

Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD, CEO, Insilico Medicine, Inc

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Bayer Ballroom

Opening Remarks

  • Interim President and CEO, Chief Academic Officer, PHS; Laurie Carrol Guthart Professor of Medicine, HMS; 2019 Forum Co-Chair
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Bayer Ballroom

AI Strategy: AI from the Top

As the potential of AI comes into clearer view, many academic medical centers are taking notice and crafting institutional strategies for incorporating AI into clinical practice. But where are the most meaningful opportunities? What are the biggest challenges? And, importantly, will patient care be noticeably different — better, more available, and/or less costly?

  • Board Member, PHS; President Emerita and Professor of Neuroscience, MIT
  • Cross institutional cooperation is advocated
  • AI – what it will deliver in 2 years
  • what is the role of the Top management
  • how we mwasure how we do
  • Ethics and bias  in AI vs non-AI World
  • Chief Data Science Officer, PHS; Vice Chairman, Radiology, MGH; Associate Professor, Radiology, HMS
  • scaling Machine learning focused areas high accuracy, training ground truth, today the humans establish it in the future with AI ground truth will be created by AI
  • how to handle and move the intelligence and discoveries across units
  • Chief Digital Health Officer, PHS
  • Digitization of documentation – recording the session, Nauance – AI does the borden of communication translation
  • Easy button comparison of f patients wwith same ocndition what was the treatment
  • Chief Clinical Officer, PHS; Professor of Medicine, HMS; 2019 Forum Co-Chair
  • Future 5-10 years EHR is dehumanizing at present but with AI EHR will humanize again the relations of Physician and Patients


2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Bayer Ballroom

1:1 Fireside Chat: Jensen Huang, CEO, NVIDIA

Introduction by: Cathy Minehan
  • Managing Director, Arlington Advisory Partners; Chairman, Board of Trustees, MGH
  • Chief Data Science Officer, PHS; Vice Chairman, Radiology, MGH; Associate Professor, Radiology, HMS
  • CEO, NVIDIA, established in 1993 graphics, Genomics analysis
  • storage data validation and
  • AI is reinventing computer graphics taught a NN to produce animation by virtual reality in robotics
  • in next three year: Crypo-currency was not foreseen
  • Data Science ingesting data , processing doing analytics
  • RAPIDS – open source data centers clouds and the edge working together
  • AI needs to be at the edge computing to be create at the edge not in the Cloud
  • self driving cars computation odne at the edge
  • Redundence and diversity – approach is diverse
  • In Radiology – democratization of AI announced today with NVIDIA & Partners
  • Driver intervene, Radiologist will intervene
  • Concept of “Beta” – Cloud application is in Beta
  • SW: data driven algorithm written by AI and know to learn amazing results
  • Conditions for NVIDIA to succeed: Speed, SW defined, pipeline flow data curated validated
  • expertise in the company
  • In 5 years: breakthrough NLP – summarize what was said
  • Curations done by AI
  • One shot learning – AI contextual aware Knowing who goes where, when and what acronyms are
  • AI: is software – yes SW that writes SW AI is automation of Automation


2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Bayer Ballroom

Remarks: The Honorable Charlie Baker

Introduction by: Scott Sperling
  • Co-President, Thomas H. Lee Partners; Chairman of the Board of Directors, PHS
  • Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • AI to assist practitioners in their decisions
  • Information explotions to clinician
  • medical infrastructure needs AI
  • Healthcare is held to a higher standard, people believe in Practitioners – Healthcare is held in very high esteem


2:45 pm – 3:35 pm
Bayer Ballroom

Real World Evidence and Trial Optimization in the AI Era

AI is a tool for conducting faster, more efficient clinical trials. Panelists will discuss how AI-enabled methods can further adaptive trial capabilities, trial design and trial management.

Moderator: Thomas Lynch, MD
  • EVP and CSO, R&D, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • why sharing data is so hard?
  • IBM Watson – PDF can be read by Watson and come out with a Diagnosis
  • Deputy Commissioner, FDA
  • AI assists in recruitment
  • Modernization of clinical trial is acknowledged
  • Data standards for EHR oncology context
  • EVP MA&PV and Bayer CMO, Bayer AG
  • control arms in rare diseases
  • diagnostics in hypertension
  • drug safety – #AI works
  • Chief Architect, Microsoft Healthcare
  • sharing data semantic interoperability is available
  • No clinical data model
  • Which symptoms actual were experienced?
  • Blockchain
  • CEO, My Own Med Inc.
  • Wearable Pharma is adding this dimens
  • Executive Director, Clinical Trials Office, PHS; Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS
  • computation, pattern recognitions to make CT more efficient
  • competitive model among sponsors hinders data sharing
3:35 pm – 4:25 pm
Bayer Ballroom

AI Driven Value-Based Care

As providers embrace value-based approaches, the demands of clinical data collection, assessment, and information-sharing loom large. In this data-driven environment, clinicians must sift through ever-growing pools of information that can exceed the limits of human capability. An assortment of AI-based solutions is now emerging that may offer some relief. Panelists will discuss how these approaches are helping to support better, more personalized care, and the challenges faced by clinicians and managers for effective adoption.

Moderator: Timothy Ferris, MD
  • CEO, MGPO; Professor of Medicine, HMS
  • CEO, American Heart Association
  • guideline on HTN, 1/2 million wake up with HTN a day after guidelines were enacted
  • AI will not be able to replace a clinician encouraging a patient
  • AI to free time of HC professional
  • EVP, President, Network Solutions, Change Healthcare
  • 1 trillion $ is wasted Healthcare is not consumer friendly #AI has opportunities to innovate home-based solutions
  • consumer focus technologies hand held devices
  • Levers
  • CEO, NHS England
  • AI can free time for health professionals
  • diagnostics
  • productivity in Healthcare has impact of the entire econommy US – 3 trillions size of HC sector
  • 2 1/2 million literature new to clinician evry year – AI will assist
  • Clinician explainability is very important
  • AI to benefit Healthcare for all
4:25 pm – 5:15 pm
Bayer Ballroom

Cardiovascular Care: Reinvented Through AI

Cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of death worldwide and an expense, making this area ripe for AI-enabled innovations. Teams are pursuing a range of AI-based tools in cardiovascular medicine: including AI-powered drug discovery and diagnostics to automated cardiac image analyses and AI-guided care delivery pathways. Panelists will discuss where AI is having a sizeable impact. The discussion will also include the perspectives of a patient who benefited from AI-enabled cardiovascular care.

  • Vice Chair for Scientific Innovation, Department of Medicine, BH; Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS
  • SVP, Global Head of Digital and Analytics, Sanofi
  • COTY in Copenhagen – AI augment capability of EMTs dispatcher is prompted with questions to decide if this call is Heart arrest caving few minutes for EMT response
  • Patient
  • Independent Recording Engineer Burke Recording
  • President, Bayer Pharma Americas Region, Bayer
  • In-silicon modeling is AI based and shorten cycle of drug discovery
  • Bridge clinical care and with clinical trials
  • Challenge island of dat are disconnected,
  • Chief Cardiovascular Imaging, MGH; Professor, Radiology, HMS


  • To see a neurologist you need to have an MRI done already
  • Chest CT, Abdominal CT Chest X-ray — done
  • CVD CT report five pages long, prognostics — AI will tell MD what medication to suggest
  • clinical care more standardized
  • AI in clinical trial is a big premise
  • No more trials if perpatient the cost id more than $5,000
  • AI is a tool to enable lower cost clinical trials
  • imaging data sharing in what ever form
  • ML and AI at all Radiology conferences
  • QA criteria – what is quality data, to inform care
  • EVP/GM, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Persistent Systems
  • How to use AI clinical work flow goal – to be sw driven AI is a component
  • large systems sw automation data and platform dat acapture is very importnat
5:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Bayer Ballroom

1:1 Fireside Chat: Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Moderator: Sree Chaguturu, MD
  • Chief Population Health Officer, PHS; Assistant Professor, Medicine, HMS
  • Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • 2020 20% of all expenses spent will be on Healthcare in the US
  • Gov’t was a barrier to innovations
  • initiative of cutting regulations
  • innovation – how we pay providers for value produced vs regulation that stay in the way
  • gov’t slow to respond: FDA approval and CMS access to treatment and reimbursement
  • Analysis of drug a patient takes, CMS – quality, medical record given to patient across all providers they use and be able to give to a new provides all historical data
  • Data privacy and security
  • Innovators in Colorado – health care cost need be lowered in a major way
5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

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