Support for initiatives

Ethical and innovative AI projects in health

The Catalan Health System wants to apply artificial intelligence (AI) for the prevention, prediction, diagnosis and treatment of current and future diseases. These developments must reach citizens equally and meeting the following requirements:

  • That AI systems are robust and safe (when dealing with people’s health they cannot fail).
  • That they respect people’s privacy (as well as their data).
  • Make it clear where the AI algorithms work (health centers, laboratories, or to support doctors).

One of the key objectives of the Health/AI Program is to contribute to the development of innovative artificial intelligence initiatives. This line seeks to support entities interested in carrying out projects. For this reason, we provide researchers, universities and companies with a team to:

(Click on the different phases to see more details)

  • STAGE 1

    • 01.

      Promoter's project suport


      • Query and advice.
      • Conceptualization of initiatives.


      • About project’s features…
      • Creating KPIs.
      • Algorithms evaluation.
    • 02.

      Regulatory issues' assessment and guidance.


      • General Regulation on algorithm design.
      • Specidic regulatory guidance for medical solutions.
  • STAGE 2

    • 03.

      Datasets guidance.


      • To datasets accessibility for projects.
      • To determine its availabilty, storage location and access.
    • 04.

      Tools and software choice assessment.


      • Anonymization tools.
      • Pseudominization tools.
      • Debug tools.
      • Synthetic data creation tools.
      • Image markdown tools.
  • STAGE 3

    • 05.

      Artificial Intelligence platform.


      • CLOUDERA based platform including:
        • Data storage.
        • Machine resources managment.
        • Analysis tools.
        • Feature’s extraction.
        • Management tools.


    • 06.

      AI validation tools platform for medical imaging.


      • A validation AI platform focused to radiological medical imaging developed within the Image Diagnosys Institute.

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