The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is pairing with two local universities to expand research in health data analytics, and will pay for much of the work done. In turn, UPMC hopes to commercialize new medical innovations developed through the collaboration.

Targets for analytics research include helping clinicians and public health authorities quickly detect new disease outbreaks, smartphone apps that suggest a personalized dietary change most beneficial to an individual based on genetics and medical history, and early detection of donated organ rejection, among others.

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