Gil Alterovitz, a biomedical informatics professor at Harvard Medical School and a White House presidential innovation fellow, has joined the Department of Veterans Affairs as director of artificial intelligence. He leads the ongoing efforts to broaden the application of AIÂ in department’s research and healthcare programsÂ and collaborateÂ with third-party organizations focusingÂ on the technology, VA said Wednesday.
âWeâre working with a few organizations that can test out small amounts of data in the VA format,âÂ Alterovitz said. âThen they can build the AI tools and develop a program that can then be used on a larger data set.â
Previously, he served asÂ a member of the Obama Administration’s Precision Medicine Task Force and co-chairman of HL7 International’s clinical genomics workgroup. Alterovitz is also a professor under the Computational Health Informatics Program at Boston Children’s Hospital.