The American Heart Association and the Duke Clinical Research Institute has partnered to try out machine-learning techniques to find new ways to analyze data and drive scientific discoveries and treat cardiovascular diseases. Modern Healthcare brought this news to us in their article, “American Heart Association and Duke partner to accelerate machine learning and AI.”

The two organizations will use the heart association’s cloud-based Precision Medicine Platform—hosted by Amazon Web Services—which includes data related to cardiovascular health from the Duke Clinical Research Institute, AstraZeneca, Intermountain Healthcare and others. The association has facilitated the exchange of data from 23 million people via the platform already.

Scientists from the respective organizations hope to accelerate how they learn from the data, which come from epidemiological studies, imaging, wearables and other sources.

“This allows us to bring data from all different sources together, which makes it easier for scientists to get access to the data,” said Jennifer Hall, chief of the heart association’s Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine.

Melody K. Smith

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