VUMC joins new consortium of health care leaders in formation of Trustworthy & Responsible AI Network (TRAIN)

New artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities have the potential to transform the health care industry by enabling better outcomes, improving efficiency and productivity, and reducing costs.

At the HIMSS 2024 Global Health Conference, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and other leading academic medical centers joined as Microsoft announced the formation of a new consortium, the Trustworthy & Responsible AI Network (TRAIN).

“Even the best health care today still suffers from many challenges that AI-driven solutions can substantially improve. However, just as we wouldn’t think of treating patients with a new drug or device without ensuring and monitoring their efficacy and safety, we must test and monitor AI-derived models and algorithms before and after they are deployed across diverse health care settings and populations, to help minimize and prevent unintended harms.” said Peter Embí, MD, MS, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation at VUMC.

“It is imperative that we work together and share tools and capabilities that enable systematic AI evaluation, surveillance and algorithmovigilance for the safe, effective and equitable use of AI in health care. TRAIN is a major step toward that goal.”

Read more in VUMC News here.