In this article, originally published on Future Healthcare Today, Nick Psaki of Pure Storage discusses how AI can uncomplicate decades’ worth of data. AI can provide fundamental transformation for healthcare-focused agencies, empowering them to achieve their mission. As an example, the use of AI helped agencies accelerate the development of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The myriad challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic helped identify an urgent need for healthcare agencies to be able to put data to work to solve this unique public health crisis. Artificial Intelligence (AI) played a critical role in the modernization of the healthcare sector and fundamentally transformed it. By streamlining manual tasks with AI, healthcare agencies have more time to focus on patient care and treatment.
In a webinar Nick Psaki, Principal Technology Strategist at Pure Storage, discussed Pure Storage’s partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies to meet the demand for data-driven decision making during the pandemic.
“We brought that data together to be able to serve it to a disparate group of application processes, to help everybody from scientists, clinicians, to policy makers, have a unified view of that data and to be able to adapt their views of that data,” Psaki explained. “Our goal was to shorten the time to value on that data and maximize the amount of analytics and applications that they can apply against that data.”
Psaki’s team leveraged the capabilities of AI to gather decades’ worth of virology research into a single cloud-based platform. This provided scientists, clinicians, and policy makers with a unified view of the information they needed to develop the vaccine with speed and efficiency. As a result, these modernization efforts empowered the healthcare sector to track and prevent disease spread, leverage large amounts of health data for research, classify risks by drawing on population data, and more.
These improvements to data-driven decision making allow healthcare agencies to better understand the evolution of the COVID-19 virus as well as address future public healthcare crises. Psaki noted how these modernization efforts fundamentally transformed the capabilities of healthcare organizations over the last two and a half years.
“We’re going to see a fundamental change in the way we think about data management, data availability, and data processing as the idea between cloud and on premise become blurred by virtue of artificial intelligence and tremendously more powerful data processing components,” Psaki said.
Federal healthcare agencies pushed the boundaries of innovation to overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. By streamlining vast amounts of research, health, and population data, federal health agencies were able to respond to the pandemic with speed and efficiency. Even more severe impacts of the global pandemic were mitigated by the fastest vaccine development in history, demonstrating that with the help of modern data storage solutions and AI, anything is possible.
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