Separating the Signal from the Noise:
Establishing the Foundation for Healthcare in 2044

The Boston Children’s Hospital Computational Health Informatics Program celebrated its 25th anniversary on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at the Harvard Club of Boston with a symposium “Separating the Signal from the Noise: Establishing the Foundation for Healthcare in 2044.”

The event highlighted the 25 years of progress in biomedical informatics and CHIP’s innovations in transforming medicine and public health into computationally driven disciplines. Speakers also highlighted where the field is going.

CHIP innovations have transformed the landscape of big data in health care, the use of AI in clinical decision making, and the IT strategies of technology giants. CHIP’s discoveries and inventions have been widely adopted across the healthcare ecosystem. Apple uses CHIP’s technology to connect patients to their data at 500 health systems. Google, Microsoft, the VA, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and scores of health systems and technology companies use it, too. CHIP’s software is reading millions of doctors’ notes across sites of care and surfacing key insights about adverse medication effects. Its leading-edge precision medicine clinics are personalizing choices of therapies for children, many of whom had thought they were out of options. CHIP’s biosurveillance computational platforms were the earliest signals of the Ebola and COVID-19 outbreaks.

A lively and interactive program featured Boston Children’s faculty speakers and invited luminaries, who discussed a broad array of topics from the health apps economy, to integrative medical genomics and precision medicine, to artificial intelligence in health care to precision public health.


The commitment and compassion with which we care for all children and families is matched only by the pioneering spirit of discovery and innovation that drives us to think differently, to find answers, and to build a better tomorrow for children everywhere.

Kevin B. Churchwell, President and CEO

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