FDA Announces V-CHAMPS Challenge Winners

Jan. 16, 2024
The Veterans Cardiac Health and AI Model Predictions Challenge aims to encourage development of AI and ML models

On Jan. 10, the FDA announced the five winners of the Veterans Cardiac Health and AI Model Predictions (V-CHAMPS) Challenge.

A team of data scientists and clinicians from the FDA, Veterans Health Administration, and National Institute of Standards and Technology dual-anonymously judged the entries to select the winners based on performance of model predictions when tested with real-world data. The V-CHAMPS Challenge intends to encourage the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) models to predict heart failure related outcomes – including hospitalization, readmission, and mortality. The models use artificially generated health records, for example, from real health record datasets with sensitive information replaced with phantom data to preserve patient privacy.

FDA has the results.

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