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Artificial Intelligence Could Improve Health Care for All -- Unless it Doesn't

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You could be forgiven for thinking that AI will soon replace human physicians based on headlines such as "The AI Doctor Will See You Now," "Your Future Doctor May Not Be Human," and "This AI Just Beat Human Doctors on a Clinical Exam." But experts say the reality is more of a collaboration than an ousting: Patients could soon find their lives partly in the hands of AI services working alongside human clinicians. There is no shortage of optimism about AI in the medical community. But many also caution the hype surrounding AI has yet to be realized in real clinical settings. There are also different visions for how AI services could make the biggest impact.


Artificial Intelligence Could Improve Health Care for All--Unless it Doesn't

TIME - Tech

You could be forgiven for thinking that AI will soon replace human physicians based on headlines such as "The AI Doctor Will See You Now," "Your Future Doctor May Not Be Human," and "This AI Just Beat Human Doctors on a Clinical Exam." But experts say the reality is more of a collaboration than an ousting: Patients could soon find their lives partly in the hands of AI services working alongside human clinicians. There is no shortage of optimism about AI in the medical community. But many also caution the hype surrounding AI has yet to be realized in real clinical settings. There are also different visions for how AI services could make the biggest impact.


Will Artificial Intelligence Improve Health Care for Everyone?

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You could be forgiven for thinking that A.I. will soon replace human physicians based on headlines such as "The A.I. Doctor Will See You Now," "Your Future Doctor May Not Be Human," and "This A.I. Just Beat Human Doctors on a Clinical Exam." But experts say the reality is more of a collaboration than an ousting: Patients could soon find their lives partly in the hands of A.I. services working alongside human clinicians. There is no shortage of optimism about A.I. in the medical community. But many also caution the hype surrounding A.I. has yet to be realized in real clinical settings. There are also different visions for how A.I. services could make the biggest impact.


Your Medical Chart Might be Biased. Here's What Doctors Should Do About It.

Slate

We've known for a long time that there are racial disparities in health outcomes. For about as long, we've tried to chalk this fact up to recalcitrant socioeconomic issues. But a recent cover story in the New York Times Magazine pointed out why this is too easy a dismissal. Economic issues cannot explain all of the disparity: At any given level of income, maternal and fetal outcomes are worse for black American women and their babies than for their white counterparts. This holds true even for the most affluent groups who all, presumably, had access to excellent medical care.


Study: Wisconsin Has Racial, Geographical Health Disparities

U.S. News

"They've implemented trauma-informed school practices and have shown phenomenal increases in the high school graduation rate," she said. "They've looked at this issue of access to clinical care and decided to make changes in terms of how people are able to schedule appointments at the clinics."