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RISE FOR EQUITY Podcast | Demystifying Equity: Navigating the Intersection of AI and Healthcare

Brought to you by: Mayo Clinic Talks Podcast Host: Nicole Nfonoyim-Hara Guests: John Halamka, M.D., M.S., and Sonya Makhni, M.D., M.S., M.B.A. On this episode of the RISE for Equity podcast, Dr. John Halamka and Dr. Sonya Makhni join host Nicole Nfonoyim-Hara to explore the multifaceted realm of Equity in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Delving into AI's applications in healthcare and various industries, this episode sheds light on its potential to transform patient care experiences. Listeners gain a deeper understanding of how AI is reshaping healthcare and are equipped with insights to recognize its presence and benefits within the healthcare landscape. This episode also serves as a beacon illuminating the transformative potential of artificial intelligence in improving patient care experiences. John D. Halamka, M.D., M.S., is a dedicated leader in advancing technology and policy for information exchange among healthcare stakeholders. Currently serving as President of the Mayo Clinic Platform, Dr. Halamka collaborates on research addressing algorithmic bias. With a rich background in education, including 25 years as a professor at Harvard Medical School, he is committed to nurturing the next generation of healthcare technology professionals. Sonya Makhni, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., serves as the Medical Director of Mayo Clinic Platform. Her focus spans data systems transformation, ML operations, AI bias mitigation in healthcare, health equity, innovation, change management, and novel care delivery models. Additionally, she is a Senior Associate Consultant in Hospital Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic. Learn more at https://mcpress.mayoclinic.org/rise-for-equity/ Connect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at https://ce.mayo.edu/ or on Twitter @MayoMedEd.  “Wonderful thing about AI is it captures knowledge and democratizes access to that knowledge. Any doctor anywhere, any patient anywhere can get the benefit of the best knowledge gathered across our entire population” – Dr. John Halamka “It's equal parts up to the technology and equal parts up to us to understand how to harness the technology and hold ourselves accountable in terms of making sure the technology developers and the technology users are ensuring that we are, in actuality, also pursuing a raised bar of clinical practice.” – Dr. Sonya Makhni
May 21, 2024

Inhalation Injuries in First Responders

Host: Joshua D. Luciew, MPAS, P.A.-C. Guest: Brittany A. Strelow, DMSc, P.A.-C., M.S. Air pollution is a pervasive issue that surrounds us every day, with varying degrees of severity depending on our environment. As we go about our daily lives, we unknowingly inhale harmful substances that are present in the air. But what happens when this exposure is magnified, and individuals such as first responders are continuously exposed to severe air pollutants, like fire smoke? In the United States alone, fire departments respond to a fire every 21 seconds, exposing numerous individuals to the dangers of smoke inhalation.  Tune in as we delve into smoke inhalation injury, exploring who is most at risk, and how this silent killer can have long-term effects on our health. National EMS Week is May 19 – May 25 Connect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at https://ce.mayo.edu/.
May 14, 2024

Lab Medicine Edition | CBC: Platelets (Thrombocytosis, Thrombocytopenia)

HOST: Andy Herber, P.A.-C. GUEST: Ronald S. Go, M.D. Join our host, Andy J. Herber, P.A.-C., as he discusses the complete blood count (CBC), which is one of the most ordered laboratory tests in the primary care setting. Providers are frequently tasked with evaluating all aspects of the CBC. A keen understanding of this laboratory test is essential to providing quality care for patients. Ronald S. Go, M.D. returns as a guest to discuss abnormal platelet test results and its implication on patient management. Learn more about our Lab Medicine Edition here Connect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at https://ce.mayo.edu/ or on Twitter @MayoMedEd. 
May 9, 2024

Prenatal Care

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D., [@chutkaMD] Guest: Michele A. Hanson, M.D. There are a variety of things a woman can do to increase the odds of successful pregnancy. One of the most important is receiving regular prenatal care. It provides major benefits to both the mother and the unborn child. It’s been shown to reduce the risk of pregnancy complications as well as the risk of complications to the fetus. It’s one of the best ways to increase the likelihood of a healthy pregnancy. When should prenatal care begin? What does good prenatal care consist of? How often should a woman be seen for prenatal care?  In this podcast, we’ll be covering these topics and more as we discuss “Prenatal Care” with my guest, Michele A. Hanson, M.D., a family medicine physician at the Mayo Clinic. Connect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at https://ce.mayo.edu/ or on Twitter @MayoMedEd. 
May 7, 2024

Lab Medicine Edition | CBC: White Blood Cell Count (WBC) (Leukocytosis, Leukopenia)

HOST: Andy Herber, P.A.-C. GUEST: Ronald S. Go, M.D. Join our host, Andy J. Herber, P.A.-C. as he discusses the complete blood count (CBC), which is one of the most ordered laboratory tests in the primary care setting. Providers are frequently tasked with evaluating all aspects of the CBC.  A keen understanding of this laboratory test is essential to providing quality care for patients.  Joining us again to discuss white blood cell count abnormalities is renown Mayo Clinic Hematologist, Ronald S. Go, M.D. Learn more about our Lab Medicine Edition here Connect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at https://ce.mayo.edu/ or on Twitter @MayoMedEd. 
May 2, 2024

Esophageal Cancer Diagnosis and Care for the Primary Care Provider

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D., [@chutkaMD] Guest: Tanios S. Bekaii-Saab, M.D. Although esophageal cancer is not a common malignancy, when found it often has a poor prognosis. It’s about four times more likely to occur in a male than a female. Although a variety of malignancies can develop in the esophagus, most tend to be either squamous cell or adenocarcinoma. Fortunately, the rates of esophageal cancer have been decreasing slightly over the past decade. Despite the fact that esophageal cancer often produces symptoms, the survival rate has not been very good, although due to new and improved treatments it has been improving. The topic for today’s podcast is esophageal cancer and my guest is Tanios S. Bekaii-Saab, M.D., the division chair for Hematology/Oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. We’ll discuss the risk factors for esophageal cancer, its common presenting symptoms, how to establish a diagnosis and the various treatment options available. Connect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at https://ce.mayo.edu/ or on Twitter @MayoMedEd. 
April 30, 2024

Lab Medicine Edition | CBC: Hemoglobin/Anemia (Micro, Macro, Hemolytic)

HOST: Andy Herber, P.A.-C. GUEST: Ronald S. Go, M.D. Join our host, Andy J. Herber, P.A.-C., as he discusses the complete blood count (CBC), which is one of the most ordered laboratory tests in the primary care setting.  Providers are frequently tasked with evaluating all aspects of the CBC. A keen understanding of this laboratory test is essential to providing quality care for patients. Joining the first episode of this series is renown Mayo Clinic Hematologist, Ronald S. Go, M.D., who will be discussing evaluating abnormalities, hemoglobin and differing types of anemia. Learn more about our Lab Medicine Edition here Connect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at https://ce.mayo.edu/ or on Twitter @MayoMedEd. 
April 25, 2024

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Healthcare

Hosts: Dawn Davis, M.D. and Sanj Kakar, M.D., @sanjkakar  Guests: Anjali Bhagra, M.D. and Basel Sharaf, M.D., DDS On this episode, Dr. Anjali Bhagra and Dr. Basel Sharaf join hosts Dr. Dawn Davis and Dr. Sanj Kakar to discuss the transformation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in healthcare.  At Mayo Clinic there are populations of patients of various backgrounds that are seen and treated at by a diverse group of health care professionals. Meeting the needs of those facing healthcare disparities is also a critical part of the DEI conversation.  Dr. Bhagra and Dr. Sharaf share their unique experiences over time serving patients at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Bhagra highlights the RISE for Equity national CME course, that brings together leaders with a solution driven mindset.  The event will be held in Washington D.C. from August 1-3, 2024, where leaders gather to Reflect, Inspire, Strengthen and Empower (RISE). Connect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at https://ce.mayo.edu/ or here and on Twitter @MayoMedEd. 
April 23, 2024
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