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BLOG Expands Market Footprint in Healthcare AI by Signing Hackensack Meridian Health and Other Key Providers


By Prashant Natarajan | minute read | November 14, 2022

Category: Healthcare
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We’re excited to attend the HLTH conference this week in Las Vegas, NV. This industry event has quickly become the go-to event for c-level executives across all parts of the healthcare industry. It’s both incredible and inspiring to see how quickly the event has grown in its five years, and that’s why we’re excited to share some news about our growth as well.  

Hackensack Meridian Health  has decided to partner with to expand its use of AI and ML technology. 

“’s deep domain expertise is going to help accelerate our use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine learning (ML) for patient care and network operations. I have been impressed with H2O’s rapidly growing momentum in the healthcare AI space”,  said Sameer Sethi, SVP, Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Hackensack Meridian Health. 

Hackensack Meridian Health  will leverage technology to rally initiatives and projects across four key pillars: 

  • AI-enabled transformations: Driving end-to-end domain and enterprise transformations– rethinking opportunities through the lens of evolving AI innovations.
  • Incubation for new IP and commercializable solutions: Leveraging cutting-edge tech stacks to develop products that solve real-world problems in healthcare. 
  • AI development tooling: Enterprise grade and secure tooling to enable full life-cycle product and capability development. 
  • World class applied research and innovation: Bringing together the best minds to solve the most critical problems in healthcare. 

Healthcare and life sciences organizations have been stretched thin over the past few years and are actively looking for new technologies to streamline operations and improve patient outcomes across the private and public sectors. AI will empower physicians, hospital administrators, researchers, and pharmaceutical companies with models and applications that produce more affordable, more accessible, and more efficient healthcare. is at the forefront of this effort, helping organizations rapidly transform to improve health equity, access, and care.

For example, the Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI) at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) collaborated with on the development and training of AI algorithms that automate the processing of the 1.4 million faxed patient referrals and other documents that UCSF’s health system receives annually. The algorithms and real-time workflows identify, classify and prioritize document types. For referrals, the AI extracts key patient data, history and relevant health information that will assist staff and eliminate manual data entry and validation tasks. 

“We are focused on creating highly-accurate, rich and explainable machine/deep learning models that are self-service, and interoperable AI solutions. We envision AI-enabled workflows proactively addressing the growing needs of our health and life sciences customers,” said Prashant Natarajan, VP of health care at 

We’re proud and excited to expand our footprint in the healthcare industry to help improve the patient and employee experience. We can’t think of a better place to partner with the industry than at the HLTH conference this week. See you there! 


Prashant Natarajan

Prashant Natarajan is Vice President of Product Innovation at, where he serves as product leader and trusted customer advisor at the world’s leading open-source AI company. He is a best-selling author of “Demystifying Big Data and Machine Learning for Healthcare” and is co-author of the upcoming book, “Demystifying AI for the Enterprise: A Playbook for Business Outcomes & Digital Transformation” (Routledge Press/Taylor and Francis) He has contributed to books on cancer informatics, business intelligence, and enterprise digital transformation. He is also a co-faculty instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine and is on the advisory boards of the Pistoia Alliance AI CoE & the Council for Affordable Health Coverage.