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HHS Holds Tech Sprint to Develop AI, Data-Driven Healthcare Tools

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The Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with the Presidential Innovation Fellows for a 14-week program to develop data-driven tools streamlining healthcare operations, HHS said Thursday.

The Opportunity Project Health sprint saw 11 teams from around the world produce digital health-related tools utilizing emerging technology and curated datasets provided by the HHS and PIFs. Both sponsors enabled the teams to access federal data stewards as part of the tech sprint.

The first TOP Health challenge required eight teams to develop artificial intelligence-based tools to help patients access experimental therapies. The second task asked three teams to use citizen science and data-sharing capabilities to provide information on Lyme and tick-borne diseases.

HHS noted that industry and nonprofit organizations will sustain the digital tools on a long-term basis. The applications will be showcased during the upcoming “Demo Day” in Washington, D.C.

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