Healthcare Providers Can Better Detect and Triage COVID-19 Cases with NTT DATA’s AI Image Diagnostic Solution

PLANO, TX and TOKYO, Japan – September 29, 2020 – NTT DATA, a global digital business and IT services leader, today announced a solution to help the healthcare industry train artificial intelligence (AI) to detect COVID-19 and accelerate care triage using AI for image diagnostic support. This solution is free to NTT DATA clients and registered researchers who are using chest imaging to help identify asymptomatic patients and track disease progression.

NTT DATA’s Nucleus for Unified Clinical Architecture (UCA), one of the world’s largest hybrid cloud-based imaging archives, allows providers around the world to contribute anonymized COVID-19 studies to promote research and development of image diagnostic technologies with the use of AI. This data collection effort is an important step toward removing bias in AI training and algorithm evaluation to increase accuracy, detect COVID-19 anomalies and understand pathological properties.

This repository of images is predicated on UCA’s Advocate AI offering, a solution designed to accelerate scientific discovery for developers and providers so they can evaluate AI in all types of clinical imaging. Healthcare providers benefit from this solution which brings together registered users for training and evaluation of AI tools through high quality curated public imaging studies and licensed anonymized studies.

“This public effort around data collection and AI is yet another one of our solutions helping in the continued fight against COVID-19 and to further reduce strain on our healthcare system – both top priorities for NTT DATA,” said Mary Edwards, President, Healthcare, NTT DATA Services. “By integrating AI into the imaging workflow, we’re lessening the burden of information sharing and enabling decision support to increase speed of diagnoses, identify patterns and support research needed to develop solutions to stop the virus.”

More on the NTT DATA Nucleus for Unified Clinical Architecture and the use of AI in healthcare, will be discussed in upcoming webinars:

  • Assessing AI for Imaging in Healthcare - October 7, 1:00pm EDT
    Anouk Stein M.D., Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology, and Haley Wight data scientist, NTT DATA Healthcare and Life Sciences, will take a look into the validation of algorithms in relation to clinical artificial intelligence. Register here.
  • Potential and Precarity: AI’s Role in Lung Imaging - October 22, 1:00pm EDT
    Mitchell Goldburgh senior director, Enterprise Imaging & Analytics, NTT DATA Healthcare and Life Sciences and Haley Wight data scientist, NTT DATA Healthcare and Life Sciences, will explore AI tools in pulmonary imaging and how they were adapted to COVID-19. Register here.

Learn more about the company’s comprehensive suite of services to help fight COVID-19.

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NTT DATA Services is a digital business and IT services leader headquartered in Plano, Texas. We are the largest business unit outside Japan of trusted global innovator NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 provider and part of the $109B NTT Group. With our consultative approach, we leverage deep industry expertise and leading-edge technologies powered by AI, automation and cloud to create practical and scalable solutions that contribute to society and help clients worldwide. Our global team delivers one of the industry’s most robust and integrated portfolios. This includes consulting, applications, data intelligence and analytics, hybrid infrastructure, workplace, cybersecurity and business process services to help organizations accelerate and sustain value throughout their digital journeys.

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