TORONTO, 25 November 2021 / CNW / – TD Bank Group has donated a $ 1 million donation to establish the Augmented Precision Medicine Laboratory at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center. The Augmented Precision Medicine Lab will develop cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) systems to help improve the clinical care patients receive in the areas of cardiology, cancer and other chronic diseases. by Sunnybrook Rich and complex data stores will be exploited to develop clinical risk prediction models that will allow physicians to provide personalized patient care and potentially improve outcomes.
With this investment, Sunnybrook will have the necessary resources to build a technological infrastructure, attract more talent and accelerate a number of innovative projects planned or underway.
“This generous donation will bring together medical experts, computer scientists and industry partners to harness the power of big data and machine learning to drive personalized approaches to medicine,” said Kelly cole, President and CEO, Sunnybrook Foundation. “TD has long been a staunch supporter of innovation in the Sunnybrook and we’re excited to take this next step together. “
The Augmented Precision Medicine Lab will work closely with industry partners to develop powerful new diagnostic tools, bringing them to communities across Canada, and ultimately improve health outcomes.
“AI in medicine will undoubtedly improve the quality of care patients receive and, perhaps more importantly, it will improve equity in health care by dramatically expanding access to underserved communities and populations.” , says doctor and computer scientist Dr Alexander Bilbily. To Sunnybrook who will be the director of the new laboratory. “And by recognizing the critical role industry plays in healthcare, we are creating a clear path from the lab to the patient where these tools can have a real impact on the patient journey.”
The first project of the Augmented Precision Medicine Lab aims to leverage by Sunnybrook extensive experience with COVID-19 patients to create AI tools that can identify patients most at risk for deterioration. As a result, physicians will be empowered to closely monitor and improve care for these patients. The tool is being developed for use in small community hospitals, demonstrating how AI can extend the reach of medical knowledge to smaller centers with less experience, thereby improving equity in healthcare for people. patients in underserved areas.
“The funding announced today will help Sunnybrook improve its research and develop AI technologies to advance quality healthcare for the patients who need it most, ”says Janice Farrell Jones, Senior Vice-President, Sustainable Development and Corporate Citizenship, TD Bank Group. “Through the TD Loan Commitment, the Bank’s corporate citizenship platform, we are proud to support this important initiative that will ultimately help patients with heart disease, cancer and others. chronic diseases to access equitable and personalized care.
Together, Sunnybrook and TD Bank Group are shaping the future of healthcare.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center is shaping the future of healthcare for the 1.3 million patients the hospital treats each year through the dedication of more than 10,000 staff and volunteers. An internationally recognized leader in research and education and a full affiliation with the University of Toronto distinct Sunnybrook as one of from Canada main university centers of health sciences. Sunnybrook specializes in the management of high-risk pregnancies, critically ill newborns and adults, providing specialized rehabilitation, as well as the treatment and prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological and psychiatric disorders, medical conditions orthopedic and arthritic and traumatic injuries. The hospital also has a unique and nationally leading program for patient care. from Canada war veterans.
SOURCE Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center
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