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27: HIMSS-22: Top Health IT Trends, with Kaveh Safavi, M.D., J.D., John Glaser, Ph.D, and Suchi Saria, Ph.D.

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27: HIMSS-22: Top Health IT Trends, with Kaveh Safavi, M.D., J.D., John Glaser, Ph.D, and Suchi Saria, Ph.D.

In this episode, Gary discussed the recent HIMSS conference with John Glaser, Ph.D., Executive-in-Residence, Harvard Medical School, Kaveh Safavi, M.D., J.D., Senior Managing Director, Accenture, and Suchi Saria, Ph.D., Founder…
March 29, 2022

27: HIMSS-22: Top Health IT Trends, with Kaveh Safavi, M.D., J.D., John Glaser, Ph.D, and Suchi Saria, Ph.D.

Meet the Panel Guests:

This panel features three guests previously featured at Think Medium. John Glaser, Ph.D. is an Executive-in- Residence at the Harvard Medical School Executive Education. Suchi Saria, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of Bayesian Health. She is also an Advisory Council member for Day Zero. Kaveh Safavi, M.D., J.D. is the Senior Managing Director at Accenture. 

Key Insights:

Three health technology and data experts discuss healthcare trends and innovations that emerged during the HIMSS conference.

  • Uneven Distribution of AI. Dr. Glaser points out that AI technology has made huge advancements; however, it is unevenly distributed throughout healthcare. AI itself isn’t purchased, rather there is a product that performs better because of AI. Advancements in AI need to effectively solve specific problems for adoption to occur. (17:33)
  • Challenges to AI Usage. Dr. Safavi points out thata challenge to AI usage is the privacy and consent necessary to utilize patient data. This is a policy and regulation issue that requires government intervention. Additionally, for AI to be reliable, bias in data needs to be mitigated, focusing on quality over quantity. (22:35)
  • We Have the Tools! Dr. Saria adds that there are many tools and techniques available to monitor and measure bias.However, those tools are variably implemented across the industry and understanding of best practices is inconsistent. (23:46)

This episode is hosted by Gary Bisbee, Ph.D. He is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Think Medium.

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