“Thanks to a partnership created last weekend bridging Mayo Clinic data analytic professionals with the Minnesota Department of Health, the statistical programming tools developed by the clinic to find hot zones of greater viral transmission in southern Minnesota will soon go statewide as well.”
“The method uses AI (artificial intelligence) to calculate and compare rates of positive to negative cases in a given region, stratifying the data by county, then determining if a greater portion of those tested in the region are turning up positive than elsewhere.”
“‘It really pops out,’ says Dr. Andrew Badley of the differential rates of coronavirus Mayo’s AI has already discovered statewide. ‘We have a seen a wide difference between geographic areas.'”
“The initiative is the extension of an partnership struck several years ago between Mayo Clinic and the Cambridge, Mass.-based data analytics firm Nference.”
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