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ASSET Seminar: AI and Medicine

April 26, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Talk given by Dr. Johnson, Vice President for Applied Informatics in the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Abstract: Scientific discoveries, fueled by data collected during the course of care, are promising to radically change how we think about health, disease, prevention and treatment. However, the very systems that are responsible for this tsunami of data are crippling many aspects of the care delivery system. In particular, the burden of documentation, the challenges of information retrieval, and the regulatory pressure on the healthcare system are responsible for burnout and even attrition among healthcare professionals. This talk will briefly summarize the history of the present-day EHR, describe some recent and promising advances using AI, and propose some approaches to re-engineering our system of digitally-enhanced care to augment the cognitive capabilities of today’s healthcare providers.

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