Pandemic sped up Mayo’s digital transformation by 10 years, Dr. John Halamka says

Becker's Healthcare

Laura Dyrda

John Halamka, MD, joined Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic in January to lead the health system’s digital transformation as president of Mayo Clinic Platform.

The health system had outlined a 10-year plan to harness patient data to provide better patient care. Its initiatives aim to use technology and artificial intelligence to inform the patient experience and develop an integrated medical platform. The health system has 30 petabytes of patient data, 25 million tissue samples and 30 million pathology slides, which it aims to combine with deidentified patient records and medical literature allowing physicians and clinicians to provide personalized medicine.

The health system had planned to realize its full vision over the next 10 years, but the COVID-19 pandemic sped up its...

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