The Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance announced that it will begin working on apps to help prevent falls, share medication lists, and reduce hospital-acquired ulcers.

By Bernie Monegain   March 23, 2016  10:24 AM

UPMC Enterprises said it will allocate more than $3 million over the next six months to fund the first half-dozen projects under the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance.

Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, partners in the Health Data Alliance with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, will use the funding to develop technologies for reducing patient falls, preventing pressure ulcers, improving the accuracy of cancer diagnoses and providing personalized treatment recommendations.

The researchers will work on the Clinical Genomics Modeling Platform engine for creating precision medicine models that can be applied to diseases and populations.

On the cancer front, the Health Data Alliance is looking to develop two technologies: a Tumor-specific Driver Identification System that delivers personalized genomic information to clinicians and Computations Pathology for Accurate Cancer Diagnosis to more effectively assess complex tumor images.