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Partnership on AI Welcomes Health Catalyst

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Addition of Health Catalyst to Strengthen Partnership Expertise in Fairness, Transparency, and Accountability

In pursuit of the responsible development and deployment of artificial intelligence, the Partnership on AI (PAI) is pleased today to welcome Health Catalyst as a new member of the Partnership. As PAI explores the responsible application of AI associated technologies in healthcare, the addition of Health Catalyst deepens the Partnership’s multi-stakeholder perspectives in work pertaining to fairness, transparency, and accountability.

Driven to achieve better and more cost-effective healthcare, combined with an expressed commitment for algorithmic fairness and inclusiveness, Health Catalyst shares in PAI’s mission alignment and work. The expanded expertise of Health Catalyst boosts the Partnership’s ability to identify and work to mitigate algorithmic disparity.

“Health Catalyst is eager to contribute to the advancement of AI and data analytics in the healthcare and life sciences industries through our relationship with the Partnership on AI”, said Elia Stupka, SVP and GM, Life Sciences, Health Catalyst. “We recognize the criticality of adherence to ethical principles as we shape AI’s use in the achievement of greater clinical, financial and operational outcomes in healthcare.  Health Catalyst and PAI share these goals and are both deeply committed to healthcare equity and patient empowerment.”

“Ethical concerns about the use of AI in healthcare have historically swung from a lack of thinking about AI in the context of health equity to a significant increase in concerns that AI might increase disparities” explained Jason Jones, Chief Data Science Officer, Health Catalyst. “We are now embarking on a journey to not only avoid exacerbating health disparities through AI, but to actually use AI specifically to support organizations in their efforts to achieve greater health equity.”

“We are excited to welcome Health Catalyst as they join us in our collective mission to ensure that AI acts to the benefit of people and society,” said Julia Rhodes Davis, Director of Partnerships at PAI. “The systems and data analytics expertise of the Health Catalyst team will strengthen the Partnership’s body of work building practices for fair, transparent, and accountable artificial intelligence.”

We invite our Partners to read Health Catalyst’s press release on this news.

About Health Catalyst

Health Catalyst is a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare and life sciences organizations committed to being the catalyst for massive, measurable, data-informed healthcare improvement. Its customers leverage the cloud-based data platform—powered by data from more than 100 million patient records and encompassing trillions of facts—as well as its analytics software and professional services expertise to make data-informed decisions and realize measurable clinical, financial, and operational improvements. Health Catalyst envisions a future in which all healthcare decisions are data informed. 

About the Partnership on AI

The Partnership on AI (PAI) is a global nonprofit organization committed to the responsible development and use of artificial intelligence. By gathering leading companies, civil society, research institutions, and communities differently affected by artificial intelligence, PAI establishes a common ground between entities which otherwise may not have cause to work together–and in so doing–serves as a uniting force for good in the AI ecosystem. Today, PAI convenes more than 100 Partner organizations from around the world to realize the promise of artificial intelligence. Find more information about PAI at partnershiponai.org.