HealthITAnalytics’ Jessica Kent reports that the Center will explore how to use blockchain to improve clinical decision-making and address issues in biomedical research. The center is the first of its kind at any academic medical center and will build on previous efforts to use data-driven approaches and predictive analytics to solve issues in biology and healthcare.
“At Mount Sinai, we bring to the table deep expertise in biomedical data, machine learning, and data governance,” said Noah Zimmerman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and Director of the Health Data and Design Innovation Center.
Researchers will focus their efforts on conducting scholarly evaluations of blockchain-enabled solutions.
The center will partner and consult with companies working on similar projects as well as test its own solutions within Mount Sinai Health System.
“There is a lot of excitement around the possibilities for blockchain technology in health care,” said Joel Dudley, Executive Vice President of Precision Health at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Endowed Chair in Biomedical Data Science, Associate Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, and Director of the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare.Source: Health IT Analytics