Artificial Intelligence (AI) & data skilling clinicians

Australian Health Journal today commences a major episode release on Technology Aided Healthcare Delivery, with part 1 on Artificial Intelligence & Data Skilling Clinicians.

In this first release, world renowned AI and medical data science experts Dr Anthony Chang and Professor Enrico Coiera spoke to Australian Health Journal reporter Anne Dao at AIMed 2019 Sydney. The conference aimed at clinicians and non-clinicians discussed current clinical applications of Artificial Intelligence in medical imaging, decision support, use of predictive healthcare and machine learning.

Conference panels discussed the regulatory and clinical governance challenges and opportunities of AI in medicine, as well as delving into complex areas of ethics, data and safety.

One of the key determinants of the understanding, acceptance and pace of AI in a clinical setting is the availability of skills and expertise required for data science roles. With less than 200 experts globally currently in the field of medicine and data science, Dr Chang spoke about the need to increase to “a few thousand” for the agenda on Healthcare with AI to push forward.

The future ahead spelled out by Dr Chang is that AI will not replace clinicians. The interpretation of information from supplied data still requires human control and oversight.

AIMed was founded in the United States in 2014 by Dr Anthony Chang with the goal of bringing together clinicians, physicians, c-suite executives and technology experts to “start a revolution in today’s Medicine and Healthcare for a data-smart tomorrow”.

AIMed was founded by clinicians who are passionate about data and intelligence and are dedicated to transform medicine from evidence-based medicine to intelligence-based medicine. AIMed is a multi-disciplinary gathering of clinicians as well as computer and data scientists, hospital leaders, entrepreneurs and investors, and patients and families.

AIMed Australia marks the fourth AIMed flagship event, on top of AIMed North America, Europe, and Asia.

“I have worked at the intersection of information technology and healthcare for over three decades. The pace of technical change we are now seeing because of AI is likely to see real disruption to many existing models of care and professional roles. If managed well that can only be good for patients. AIMed brings an opportunity for clinicians to engage, question, and shape that change’.”
— Professor Enrico Coiera, Director, Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Director Centre for Health Informatics

“AIMed has been yearning to be in Australia as some of the World’s best minds in informatics and intelligence in biomedicine are in that region. In order to be excellent at AI in medicine and healthcare, we need to learn about each country’s health system, AI landscape, and how they solve problems using AI. We very much look forward to this exciting opportunity to learn from each other”.
— AIMed Chairman and Founder, Chief Intelligence and Innovation Officer of Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Dr. Anthony Chang.

Dr Change is a practising paediatric cardiologist, Chief Intelligence and Innovation Officer for the Medical Intelligence and Innovation Institute (MI3) at CHOC Children’s and world-renowned expert on artificial intelligence (AI). The Medical Intelligence and Innovation Institute (MI3) is funded by the Sharon Disney Lund Foundation with the purpose of advancing data science and artificial intelligence in medicine around the world.

Professor Coiera has trained in medicine and with a computer science PhD in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Professor Coiera has a research background in both industry and academia and a strong international research reputation for his work on decision support and communication processes in biomedicine.

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