ImproveDx Newsletter

May 2021
Volume 8 | Issue 3

Bias in Artificial Intelligence

By Susan Carr

Recent news stories deliver apparently contradictory messages about artificial intelligence (AI): future prospects leading to lucrative business deals on the one hand and disappointing performance prompting protests and lawsuits on the other. Expectations remain high that AI will continue to transform many aspects of daily life, including health care — thus the business deals, such as Microsoft’s commitment to acquire Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion.5 At the same time, AI algorithms have produced results biased against women and people of color, prompting disillusionment and reassessment.

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Working Together to Improve Diagnosis: Virtual Conference

Have you heard? The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) is partnering with Constellation® and Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC) to host Working Together to Improve Diagnosis, a virtual three half-days conference on May 25—27, 2021. We hope you’ll join us!

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New Implementation Guide Focuses on Transforming Education of Diagnostic Reasoning

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) has partnered with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) and the Human Diagnosis Project (Human Dx) through a grant from the Coverys Foundation to create an education intervention to improve practicing physicians’ diagnostic reasoning. The newly developed implementation guide, Transforming Education on Diagnostic Reasoning: Ready, Set, Go!, describes how to implement a diagnostic reasoning quality improvement intervention that is scalable and can be carried out in any healthcare system.

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