Flywheel partners with Inference Analytics to accelerate discovery of patient cohorts for clinical research

MINNEAPOLIS — (Nov. 22, 2022) — Flywheel, the leading biomedical research data platform, announced a partnership with Inference Analytics, a machine learning company offering technology to assist in critical workflows for radiology and other healthcare disciplines.   

“We are excited to be partnering with Inference Analytics and their next gen Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology to help researchers access greater value from their imaging data and accelerate their cohort discovery and analysis. Building on our partnership with NVIDIA and the ongoing integration of MONAI Frameworks (Core, Label, and Deploy) in our platform, this is another step forward in our broader mission to make AI technologies seamlessly available in medical research,” said Dr. Aaron Mintz, Medical Director, Flywheel. 

With its recent launch of Flywheel Discovery, Flywheel enables researchers to index their institution’s imaging archive to create a catalog of searchable data and streamline discovery of patient cohorts. Now with the integration of the Inference Analytics AI NLP technology, Flywheel Discovery will be able to turn unstructured radiology reports into discrete clinical terms and concepts, adding an entirely new dimension to cohort discovery on the platform.

“Our deep understanding of radiology reports using AI-infused Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology creates an auto-annotation capability enabling enormous efficiencies in defining cohorts. We are looking forward to jointly working with Flywheel in making the partnership successful,” said Farrukh Khan, CEO, Inference Analytics.

“By leveraging NVIDIA-accelerated frameworks, such as MONAI and NLP solutions, as well as the NVIDIA Inception program, Flywheel and Inference Analytics are able to provide an improved experience for customers in healthcare life science research, ” said Renee Yao, Global Healthcare AI Startups Lead.

About Flywheel

Flywheel is the revolutionary research data management platform powering healthcare innovation by accelerating collaboration, enabling machine learning, and streamlining the massive task of data aggregation, curation and management. By leveraging cloud scalability and automating research workflows, Flywheel helps organizations scale research data and analysis, improve scientific collaboration and accelerate discoveries. Flywheel offers comprehensive solutions for life sciences, pharmaceutical, biotech, AI developers, academia, and clinical research. Flywheel is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices in the Bay Area, St. Louis, and Budapest. For more information on our mission and products, visit or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Inference Analytics

Inference Analytics has built an AI based NLP platform for the healthcare industry with initial use cases in radiology both in clinical as well as research areas. The NLP platform improves physician productivity, reduces burnout, while improving accuracy and completeness of diagnosis. The deep understanding of the radiology reports has resulted in additional uses of the platform in research and AI model development as the platform produces complete discrete structured elements from the radiologist’s narratives using semantic understanding of the text. Inference Analytics is commercializing its NLP platform with leading healthcare institutions and private practices. For more information, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn.