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Novant Health opens Institute of Innovation & Artificial Intelligence

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Novant Health has launched the Novant Heath Institute of Innovation & Artificial Intelligence (AI), which will use AI to enhance personalized patient care. The institute will focus on the advanced technologies required to provide highly personalized care and accelerated solutions with actionable data and insights for preventive prediction, diagnosis and treatment to Novant Health’s patients.

The institute will partner with technology companies, research organizations, universities and other health care organizations to leverage the work already in place within Novant Health’s digital products and services team. It will also involve Novant Health’s highly engaged physician partners to participate in game-changing solutions for care delivery across their areas.

“We are really excited to partner with AI-based companies for our relentless pursuit of top notch patient care, safety and quality.” said Dr. Eric Eskioglu, executive vice president and chief medical officer for Novant Health. “The institute will help Novant Health develop both clinical and operational solutions that streamline patient care across our health care system.”

Some Novant Health team members will rotate in and out of the institute as subject matter experts on an as-needed basis, while others may have full-time assignments there. Leaders throughout the organization are encouraged to participate to optimize care in their specialties.

“It’s an exciting time to be in health care because of the proliferation of AI-based solutions that anticipate patient needs and improve overall experience,” said Angela Yochem, executive vice president and chief digital and tech officer for Novant Health. “As we build our competencies in AI and machine learning, we want our team members, business partners and providers to have a place where they can present their ideas to improve the delivery of care.”

The institute is led jointly by Eskioglu and Yochem.

Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2019