Mayo Clinic Platform expands global footprint of its distributed data network  

The first-of-its-kind alliance moves into new regions to transform global healthcare and improve access, diagnostics and treatments for patients everywhere.

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Platform continues to expand its distributed data network, Mayo Clinic Platform_Connect1, which now includes eight of the world’s leading health systems across three continents: Seoul National University Hospital, SingHealth and UC Davis Health, which join Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Mayo Clinic, Mercy, Sheba Medical Center and University Health Network (UHN) as founding members. The global network makes available years of de-identified multimodal clinical data to help improve patient care by providing a new healthcare architecture that allows more tailored medicine, healthcare products, digital services and solutions based on artificial intelligence. Mayo Clinic now has four of the top 11 hospitals in the world on its Platform.

Each member of Connect brings depth and breadth of clean, curated, de-identified data related to complex and rare health conditions; a wide range of treatments and therapies; and representation from diverse global regions, which is critical to improve accuracy, reduce model bias, and create more diverse, and therefore stronger, treatment recommendations for patients. Connect provides researchers and innovators with secure, cloud-based access to data using Mayo Clinic Platform’s proprietary Data Behind Glass 2 approach, where each healthcare system controls its data.

“Today’s announcement marks a significant milestone for all of us,” says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic. “As we deliver on our goal of transforming healthcare, these partnerships will lead to more innovation, more collaboration, more answers, and more hope for those in need as we continue to build something that has never existed before in healthcare: a platform with truly global reach.”

“The collaboration between Seoul National University Hospital and Mayo Clinic will play an important role in addressing health issues around the world and improving the quality of patient care. Through this partnership, we have new opportunities to improve access to disease diagnosis and treatment and to promote innovation. Extensive de-identified clinical data collected from different races and regions will enable us to provide more precise and more diverse healthcare, which will ultimately accelerate innovation in the medical systems,” says Young Tae Kim, M.D., president and CEO of Seoul National University Hospital.

“We are excited to embark on this collaboration with Mayo Clinic, which underscores our core focus on advancing care to achieve the best outcomes for our patients. By creating synergies through collaborative data networks with the top healthcare systems in the world, we hope to unlock new insights to accelerate research, innovate care and optimize clinical impact and outcomes for patients, in Singapore and beyond,” says Professor Lim Soon Thye, deputy group CEO, Research, Education and Innovation, SingHealth.

“UC Davis Health is excited to collaborate with Mayo Clinic and explore ways to better support multi-site research, innovation and transformation. This network extends the work we are doing to advance the responsible and ethical development of generative AI-powered healthcare globally,” says Ashish Atreja, M.D., M.P.H, chief information officer, chief digital health officer of UC Davis Health, and founding chair, VALID AI.

Connect focuses on patient outcomes through the following:

  • Improved clinical decision-making: Using data-driven discovery and translation, health systems can make clinical decisions faster and more accurately.
  • Advanced healthcare solutions: With increased access to privacy-protected, de-identified data sets from around the world, innovators can create better solutions that serve all populations, including those traditionally underserved.
  • Expanded expert knowledge: By establishing a global network of connected data, clinicians will have expanded access to the knowledge of other experts, specialists and researchers.

“Connect brings people and data together to create new knowledge and new solutions. To be effective, it is critical that the data represent the global population. With these founding members, we now have de-identified clinical data from 32 million patient lives across additional parts of the world. This depth and breadth of data enables solution developers to build and test models that are fair, appropriate, valid and effective, and will improve care for patients, no matter where they live,” says John Halamka, M.D., president of Mayo Clinic Platform and co-founder and board chair of Coalition for Health AI (CHAI).

1,2Trademark pending


About Mayo Clinic Platform
Founded on Mayo Clinic’s dedication to patient-centered care, Mayo Clinic Platform enables new knowledge, new solutions and new technologies through collaborations with health technology innovators to create a healthier world.

About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to innovation in clinical practice, education and research, and providing compassion, expertise and answers to everyone who needs healing. Visit the Mayo Clinic News Network for additional Mayo Clinic news.

About Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
Founded in 1955, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein is a nonprofit organization and operates in private and public health in all stages of healthcare, teaching and education, consulting, research and innovation, and social responsibility. The service provision structure is comprised of 21 private and 30 units in the Public Health System and 11 teaching units. Einstein provides healthcare services to around 3 million people, educates more than 57,000 students from kindergarten to graduate school and carries out at any given time around 1,000 scientific and clinical research projects.

About Mercy
Mercy, one of the 25 largest U.S. health systems, serves millions annually with nationally recognized quality care and one of the nation’s largest Accountable Care Organizations. Mercy is a highly integrated, multistate healthcare system including more than 40 acute care managed and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, convenient and urgent care locations, imaging centers and pharmacies. Mercy has 900 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 3,400 Mercy Clinic physicians and advanced practitioners and more than 40,000 coworkers serving patients and families across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

About Sheba Medical Center
The largest and most comprehensive medical center in the Middle East, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer is generating global impact through its medical care, research and healthcare transformation. Sheba’s City of Health boasts acute-care, rehabilitation, children’s, cancer and geriatric hospitals, the ARC innovation center, medical simulation center and center for disaster response on one comprehensive campus in the center of Israel.

About Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul National University Hospital is a national central hospital that leads in medical research and innovative treatment, continuously striving to enhance human health and happiness. With cutting-edge medical technology and specialized medical staff, it provides the highest level of clinical services for various diseases and contributes to the advancement of medical education and research.

About SingHealth
SingHealth, Singapore’s largest public healthcare cluster, is committed to providing affordable, accessible and quality healthcare to patients. With a network of acute hospitals, national specialty centers, polyclinics and community hospitals offering over 40 clinical specialties, it delivers comprehensive, multidisciplinary and integrated care. Beyond hospital walls, SingHealth partners with community care providers to enable the population to keep well, get well and live well. As part of the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, SingHealth also focuses on advancing education and research to continuously improve care outcomes for patients.

Members of the SingHealth group 

Hospitals (tertiary specialty care):
Singapore General Hospital, Changi General Hospital, Sengkang General Hospital and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

National Specialty Centres (tertiary specialty care):
National Cancer Centre Singapore, National Dental Centre Singapore, National Heart Centre Singapore, National Neuroscience Institute and Singapore National Eye Centre.

SingHealth Polyclinics (primary care):
Bedok, Bukit Merah, Eunos, Marine Parade, Outram, Pasir Ris, Punggol, Sengkang, Tampines, Tampines North andKaki Bukit (upcoming).

SingHealth Community Hospitals (intermediate and long-term care):
Bright Vision Community Hospital, Sengkang Community Hospital and Outram Community Hospital.

About UC Davis Health
UC Davis Health is improving lives and transforming healthcare by providing excellent patient care, conducting groundbreaking research, fostering innovative, interprofessional education and creating dynamic, productive partnerships. UC Davis Health harnesses the power of an entire university’s nationally ranked resources and research to tackle the most pressing healthcare issues facing the world today. As the northern California region’s only academic health center, UC Davis Health is focused on discovering and sharing knowledge and providing the highest quality of care and serves as a hub of innovation that encompasses UC Davis Medical Center, UC Davis School of Medicine, The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and UC Davis Medical Group.

About University Health Network
University Health Network consists of Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospitals, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and The Michener Institute of Education at University Health Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at University Health Network has made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. It has the largest hospital-based research program in Canada, with major research in cardiology, transplantation, neurosciences, oncology, surgical innovation, infectious diseases, genomic medicine and rehabilitation medicine. University Health Network is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Mayo Clinic media contact: 

  • Terri Malloy, Mayo Clinic Communications,

Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein media contact:

  • Estefânia Basso, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein Communications,

Mercy media contact:

  • Maureen Richmond, Mercy Health Media Relations,

Seoul National University Hospital media contact:

  • Youngjoo Park, Seoul National University Public Relations,

Sheba Medical Center media contact:

  • Steve Walz, Sheba Communications,

SingHealth media contact:

  • Anjana Krishna, SingHealth Communications,

UC Davis Health media contact:

  • Liam Connolly, UC Davis Communications,

University Health Network media contact:

  • Daniel Girard, UNH Public Affairs,
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