25 Nov 2022 13:15

Russian Health Ministry launches healthcare AI platform

MOSCOW. Nov 25 (Interfax) - The Russian Health Ministry has launched a platform for interaction between artificial intelligence (AI) solution developers and the medical community, the ministry's press service said on Friday.

"The Russian Health Ministry has launched a healthcare AI platform. The primary objective of this platform is to create a digital environment for interaction between developers of AI-based solutions and the medical community," the press service said.

The platform will bring together AI developers and doctors, who will formulate and prioritize clinical tasks essential and most effective for the healthcare system, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said.

According to the press service, the platform will enable the medical community to formulate current clinical tasks, gather and label medical data, and publish tasks and related datasets (depersonalized structured sets of data). The information about tasks and datasets will be in public access, and any Russian IT company accredited by the Ministry of Digital Development, Communication and Mass Media will be able to access the datasets.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has tasked the Health Ministry with focusing on digital transformation and technological solutions to be used in the lower tier of healthcare in the first turn.