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The power of artificial intelligence has transformed health care by using massive datasets to improve diagnostics, treatment, records management, and patient outcomes.

African Americans aged 35 to 44 experience Covid-19 mortality rates that are nine times higher than their White counterparts.

Many African Americans also say they have limited access to Covid-19 testing.

The researchers studied an algorithm developed by Optum, a subsidiary of the world’s largest health care company, UnitedHealth Group.

Obermeyer says his team has been approached by health care systems, insurers, software developers, as well as state and federal regulators.

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