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MITRE and Mayo Clinic Announce Strategic Relationship for Research and Development of Platforms with Intelligent Automation

Common data elements for cancer, cardiology, and COVID-19 will improve patient outcomes.

McLean, VA, and Rochester, MN, August 26, 2020 — MITRE and Mayo Clinic today announced a strategic relationship to improve public health outcomes. The organizations will work together to conduct research and development on common data elements for oncology, cardiology, and COVID-19.

“MITRE and Mayo Clinic’s combined expertise in digital health will develop new ways to address some of healthcare’s most challenging problems,” said Dr. Jay Schnitzer, MITRE’s chief technology and medical officer. “I look forward to working together to use new platforms to improve research for cancer, cardiology, and COVID-19, as well as other infectious disease.”

“Defining common data elements will help transform how we approach cancer and chronic disease, facilitating additional research,” said Dr. John Halamka, president, Mayo Clinic Platform.

The collaborative research will further the development of platforms for intelligent automation, including mCODE™ and mCARD, common data standards for oncology and cardiology to improve quality and coordination of patient care. MITRE and Mayo will also work together to create a platform, known as mCOVID, to support planning, containment, and mitigation of COVID-19, which will be adaptable for potential future pandemics.

MITRE and Mayo Clinic co-chair the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition of more than 1,000 private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, providing data-driven insights and research to help save lives. This strategic relationship is an additional collaboration to advance digital health and improve patient outcomes.


MITRE’s mission-driven teams are dedicated to solving problems for a safer world. Through our public-private partnerships and federally funded R&D centers, we work across government and in partnership with industry to tackle challenges to the safety, stability, and well-being of our nation.

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