August 02, 2021
Access for All: Will AI Be the Great Health Equalizer?
Artificial Intelligence has already entered our lives: AI drives your personalized movie recommendations on Netflix, ensures that your smartphone only unlocks when your own face is screened and determines which advertisements you are shown on your social media feed. In many fields of our life, artificial intelligence has become indispensable. In healthcare however, the use and harnessing of AI is still at the beginning. Nevertheless, the hopes set into artificial intelligence as the great health equalizer are already high. AI promises to reduce inefficiencies and biases in medicine and bring healthcare to the most remote and underserved communities.
While artificial intelligence holds high potential to democratize healthcare, it should also be clear that it is no sure-fire success. To what extent AI will be able to develop its full power in healthcare is largely dependent on how artificial intelligence is built and communicated in the future. The most accurate algorithm is powerless if it is not trusted by providers and patients. The most advanced AI is useless if is not adequately integrated into clinical procedures. The challenge is to build algorithms which are intentional of context. AI should not simply replicate conservative treatment patterns but create value. Build outcome-based algorithms and harnessing the full potential of artificial intelligence as the great health equalizer is one of the most pressing questions in healthcare of our times. To find an answer, regulators, corporates, and the medical community need to be brought to one table to discuss.
This year’s G4A Digital Health Forum on September 9 aims to make a first contribution to that discussion and therefore, hosts the panel “Access for All: Will AI Be the Great Health Equalizer?”. The conversation features Micky Tripathi (U.S. National Coordinator for Health Information Technology), Dr. Lily Peng (Google Health), Jennifer Goldsack (CEO Digital Medicine Society) and is moderated by G4A’s Global Head Dominick Kennerson. Sounds interesting? Then do not miss out on the discussion on September 9 and register here for free.