DOE, HHS, VA Announce COVID-19 Insights Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) introduced the formation of the COVID-19 Insights Partnership, an initiative to coordinate and share well being information in addition to analysis and experience to help within the struggle towards COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Insights Partnership creates a framework for HHS and VA to make the most of DOE’s world-leading excessive efficiency computing (HPC) and synthetic intelligence sources to conduct COVID-19 analysis and analyze well being information that might in any other case not be attainable.

“The Department of Energy is proud to be a member of the COVID-19 Insights Partnership,” stated Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette. “Our nation’s understanding of COVID-19 has already benefitted greatly from our world-leading high performance computing and artificial intelligence resources, and we look forward to continuing our coordination across Federal departments and agencies in the fight against this virus.”

“This unprecedented data and computing partnership is the latest addition to President Trump’s whole-of-government effort against COVID-19,” stated HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “The volume and quality of the data HHS has on COVID-19 has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent months. The Department of Energy’s world-class resources will help us derive new insights from the data we gather to help patients and protect our country.”

“Veterans served this country by putting on the uniform and protecting American interests overseas, and now their health data will help us win the fight against COVID-19 here at home,” stated VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “President Trump is marshalling all the resources he has available in the federal government to fight the virus, and Veterans should be proud of the role they’re playing.”

Research and evaluation carried out by the COVID-19 Insights Partnership will concentrate on vaccine and therapeutic growth and outcomes, virology, and different crucial scientific matters to grasp COVID-19 higher. HHS and VA will present extra updates and knowledge on analysis tasks because it turns into accessible.

Summit, the United States’ quickest supercomputer, positioned at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is accelerating COVID-19 analysis by operating giant scale, complicated analyses on an enormous quantity of well being information. Summit’s unmatched capability to research large built-in datasets and divine insights will assist researchers determine and advance potential therapies and improve outcomes for COVID-19 sufferers with unprecedented velocity.

The partnership expands upon current efforts by the Trump Administration to leverage cutting-edge applied sciences within the struggle towards COVID-19, such because the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, which supplies researchers worldwide with HPC sources and experience from main business, Federal Government, and academia companions to speed up the COVID-19 vaccine and therapeutic analysis.

Media Contacts

Department of Energy: Shaylyn Hynes, shaylyn.hynes@hq.doe.gov
Department of Health and Human Services: media@hhs.gov
Department of Veterans Affairs: Christina Noel, Christina.Noel@va.gov

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