News  |    |  February 13, 2019

AI in healthcare: Big ethical questions still need answers

News article by Mike Miliard.
Published in Healthcare IT News.

Excerpt:

Seemingly overnight, artificial intelligence has found its way into every corner of healthcare, from patient-facing chatbots to imaging interpretation to advanced analytics applications.

With that sea change comes a host of ethical questions about how, where and to what extent AI and machine learning apps should be deployed. Most of them are still unanswered.

At HIMSS19 on Tuesday, a panel of healthcare and technology experts assessed this new landscape, taking stock of the big opportunities that AI can enable – while also exploring some of the “bright lines that we don’t want to cross,” as Microsoft Associate General Counsel Hemant Pathak put it. [ . . . ]