Dr. Middleton to Enhance AI-Powered Clinical Decisions as New...

Dr. Middleton to Enhance AI-Powered Clinical Decisions as New ClosedLoop CMO

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Thursday, February 17, 2022

Dr. Middleton's role as Chief Medical Officer at ClosedLoop will be to assist the company in overcoming the industry's biggest challenges and achieving improved patient health outcomes leveraging AI

Fremont, CA: The combination of human judgment and scientific data has always been a part of healthcare. Artificial intelligence (AI) advancements are bringing those two factors closer than ever before, tremendously transforming the healthcare business. Dr. Blackford Middleton, a renowned clinical informatics expert, has joined ClosedLoop as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Middleton and ClosedLoop are both on a mission to use AI to improve every healthcare decision, and his decades of experience creating, implementing, and evaluating advanced clinical systems will help the company get closer to that goal.

Dr. Middleton will work with ClosedLoop to identify applicable informatics standards, support the production and usage of clinical content, and assist with corporate strategy, product design, and customer success. His insight and experience as a national leader in interoperability, healthcare data, and provider- and patient-facing systems will aid ClosedLoop in addressing some of the industry's most pressing issues and advancing the Quadruple Aim: improving population health, lowering costs, and improving both the patient and provider experience.

"Blackford is deeply passionate about improving healthcare with AI and machine learning at scale, and we are thrilled to have him join the executive team," states Andrew Eye, CEO, and founder. "His understanding of the healthcare delivery system is second to none, and his insight will be invaluable on our journey to help everyone achieve better health outcomes."

"ClosedLoop is the leader in predictive AI for healthcare, winning the CMS AI Health Outcomes Challenge is testament to that," comments Dr. Middleton. "I'm thrilled to join a leading-edge company that is enabling informaticians and data scientists to transform healthcare delivery. Just having electronic health records (EHRs) in place nationwide is not enough, it is now time to realize their full potential with AI and effectively utilize all available health data to improve care."

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