NIH Considers AI Use within New Electronic Health Record

The institute seeks funding to modernize its record system.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is considering how artificial intelligence (AI) can help modernize a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) software for its Maryland clinical center. 

The NIH Maryland facility, located in Bethesda, is the country’s largest hospital dedicated exclusively to clinical research. The agency is seeking about $200 million to modernize its decades-old EHR, which will be created with AI use and the addition of other future technologies in mind.

“The problem with the EHR for the last few years is that we’re trying to replicate a paper medical record,” said Jon McKeeby, the center’s chief information officer, at a panel discussion last week. “Now we have all the tools to make it so we can be more visual, interact with it, but also have it create summaries, and also predictive models to help us in health care.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Monica Bertagnolli to receive God’s direction as she heads the National Institutes of Health.
  • For CIO McKeeby as he oversees the modernization efforts for NIH health records.
  • For Secretary Xavier Becerra to be discerning as he leads the Department of Health and Human Services.

Sources: Federal News Network, Healthcare IT News


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