Director of Cleveland Clinic’s new artificial intelligence center gets real about the venture’s focus

“We’re not in it because AI is cool, but because we believe it can advance medical research and collaboration between medicine and industry — with a focus on the patient.”

So says Dr. Aziz Nazha, director of the Cleveland Clinic’s new Center for Clinical Artificial Intelligence (CCAI), in this profile of the effort, which appears on the website of the American Medical Association. (Crain’s health care reporter Lydia Coutre wrote about the center last month; the story is here.)

AI ”holds promise for health care improvement, but physicians’ perspective is needed in its development,” the AMA story notes. It adds that Nazha, a leukemia doctor who also is an assistant professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, and the CCAI are “focusing on hope over hype.”

Click here to read the complete article.

Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Written by Scott Suttell.

Originally published Crain’s Cleveland Business.

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