U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Will Collaborate With Flow Health to Bring Artificial Intelligence and Precision Medicine to Veterans

Flow Health Signs a Five-Year Agreement with the VA to Develop a
Medical Knowledge Graph with Deep Learning to Inform Medical
Decision-Making

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AI–Flow Health today announced that it has formed a five-year partnership
with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to build a medical
knowledge graph with deep learning to inform medical decision-making and
train artificial intelligence (AI) to personalize care plans.

The partnership’s fundamental objective is to understand the common
elements that make certain people susceptible to particular diseases,
pinpointing effective treatments and identifying possible side effects
in order to inform care decisions. The collaboration will integrate
large volumes of data and aims to discover relationships between genomes
and phenotypes — to learn what every gene variant actually means, to
identify disease risk, to make more precise diagnoses, and to suggest
individualized treatments.

“Our mission is to advance healthcare by applying the latest artificial
intelligence techniques to improve the detection, diagnosis, treatment
and management of diseases,” said Alex Meshkin, CEO of Flow Health. “The
VA supports millions of Americans who have served our nation and deserve
our honor, respect and the best care our country has to offer. Through
our partnership with the VA, Flow Health is working to unleash the power
of AI to benefit our nation’s veterans.”

Flow Health is building the world’s largest knowledge graph of medicine
and genomics from over 30 petabytes of longitudinal clinical data drawn
from VA records on 22 million veterans spanning over 20 years. All
patient information will be de-identified during analysis to protect
privacy.

“Developing artificial intelligence which can automatically identify the
best diagnostic and treatment pathways will assist clinicians in
delivering precision medicine to every veteran,” said Robert Rowley, MD,
Chief Medical Officer at Flow Health. “To build artificial intelligence
you need huge amounts of data to feed deep learning models. This is why
this partnership between the VA and Flow Health is a watershed moment
for deep learning in healthcare.”

About Flow Health

Flow Health is building artificial intelligence for medical
decision-making powered by the world’s largest knowledge graph of
medicine and genomics. For more information, visit https://flowhealth.com
or follow Flow Health on Twitter: @FlowHealthHQ.

Contacts

Flow Health
David Harlow, 617-965-9732
david@flowhealth.com