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DataRobot and Intersystems bring AI to healthcare

Steve Rogerson
March 24, 2020



Enterprise AI firm DataRobot and Intersystems, a specialist in information technology platforms for health, business and government applications, are working together to accelerate the application of AI in healthcare.
 
Through an integration and reseller agreement, the partnership between the two Massachusetts companies should make it easier for Intersystems’ customers to integrate predictions and insights from DataRobot’s enterprise AI platform into their healthcare applications.
 
The DataRobot enterprise AI platform provides automation across the entire AI lifecycle, accelerating and streamlining a user’s journey from data to value. Through this partnership, the enterprise AI platform will be integrated with Intersystems Iris data platform and Intersystems Iris for Health, a data platform specifically engineered to extract value from healthcare data.
 
“Healthcare is prime for disruption in ways that benefit patients, providers and payers, and AI represents the next frontier,” said Bill Hobbib, SVP of marketing at DataRobot. “Our partnership with Intersystems makes it easier for users to leverage the power of AI to deliver high-quality care, improve patient experience and outcomes, all while reducing the cost of care through AI-driven efficiencies.”
 
DataRobot’s enterprise AI platform will augment Intersystems Integrated ML, which gives developers access to Auto ML capabilities directly from SQL. This allows Iris and Iris for Health customers to embed predictions within their existing applications in a simple, intuitive and scalable way.
 
Intersystems’ technology can simplify the data acquisition, normalisation and other data wrangling, and DataRobot’s technology can make the entire AI process easier from feature engineering and modelling to deployment and monitoring. This shouls accelerate delivery and time to value of ML and AI capabilities in real-time decision-making applications.
 
“DataRobot’s enterprise AI platform is a natural extension across all Intersystems deployments using our Integrated ML, both in healthcare and also in other industries,” said Scott Gnau, head of data platforms for Intersystems. “This enables developers to easily include machine learning and AI extensions, creating real-time enhanced decisions and analytics for their applications. It makes operations robust as well. Integrated ML is built into Intersystems Iris and Iris for Health, a secure and reliable platform that runs many of the world’s most health-critical applications, and DataRobot brings in best-in-class MLOps.”
 
Baystate Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organisation, includes an academic medical centre, community hospitals, medical practices, homecare and hospice, regional reference lab, and the insurer Health New England. As part of a state-wide $1bn healthcare innovation initiative in Massachusetts, it launched an innovation and adoption accelerator, TechSpring, to match private enterprise with partners to take on some of healthcare’s most difficult challenges.
 
“At Baystate Health, we are focused not only on the 800,000 patients in western Massachusetts, but also on turning data into insights that can help advance healthcare nationwide and around the world,” said Joel Vengco, senior vice president and chief information officer of Baystate Health. “This partnership between DataRobot and Intersystems is an exciting one for us; it will put even more powerful tools in the hands of our development staff to create cutting-edge healthcare.”
 
TechSpring represents Baystate Health’s digital innovation team, specialising in the discovery, evaluation, design, development and deployment of technologies. For five years, TechSpring has championed projects building a bridge between a living lab real healthcare environment and healthcare innovators such as Intersystems, Cerner, Athenahealth and Aruba.
 
With a singular focus on AI since its inception, DataRobot has a track record of delivering AI with RoI. It has offices across the globe and $431m in funding from top-tier firms, including New Enterprise Associates, Sapphire Ventures, Meritech and DFJ Growth.
 
Intersystems has been a strategic technology provider since 1978. It is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with offices worldwide, and its software products are used daily by millions of people in more than 80 countries.