Mount Sinai Health System in New York City and the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany, have announced a partnership to develop digital health solutions that empower patients and healthcare providers and improve health and health outcomes.
Funded by a $15 million gift from the Hasso Plattner Foundation, the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health at Mount Sinai will bring together experts in healthcare delivery, health sciences, biomedical and digital engineering, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to develop digital products with real-time predictive and preventive capabilities. Established at Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine, the institute will conduct patient-engaged and data-driven research with three long-term goals — creating an organizational framework for collaboration and co-innovation across health care and digital engineering; extending funding opportunities for researchers in the United States and abroad; and researching and testing prototype digital health solutions for consumers, patients, providers, and health systems in the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere.
"Investigators at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Hasso Plattner Institute have been publishing ground-breaking work in the areas of genome diagnostics, precision medicine, digital health, biomedical data science, artificial intelligence, and information technology," said Joel Dudley, director of Mount Sinai's Institute for Next Generation Healthcare, who will co-direct the new institute with Erwin P. Bottinger, head of HPI's Digital Health Center. "The new Digital Health Institute will serve as an opportunity to leverage our combined expertise in these areas at scale in one of the largest and most socially and economically diverse health systems in the country. We believe the HPIMS will serve to turn the promise of digital health into reality at the front lines of next-generation healthcare."
"We know we can save lives, prevent disease, and improve the health of patients with artificial intelligence in real-time analysis of comprehensive health data from electronic health records, genetic information, and mobile sensor technologies," said Bottinger. "With this groundbreaking new institute, Mount Sinai and the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany, will join forces to build these cutting-edge digital health services."