Session 14 – AI and Smart Healthcare
Date: 24 July (Friday) 15:40 – 17:10 (GMT+8)
Venue: 701EF, 7F, TaiNEX2 / Online event platform
Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School
Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD is the inaugural Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics and the Marion V. Nelson Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. He develops and applies computational techniques to address disease at multiple scales—from whole healthcare systems as “living laboratories” to the functional genomics of neurodevelopment with a focus on autism. Kohane’s i2b2 project is currently deployed internationally to over 120 major academic health centers to drive discovery research in disease and pharmacovigilance (including providing evidence on drugs which ultimately contributed to “boxed warning” by the FDA). Dr. Kohane has published several hundred papers in the medical literature and authored a widely-used book on Microarrays for an Integrative Genomics. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the American Society for Clinical Investigation.
Speech title & Synopsis
In the context of the justified excitement around the applications of AI in medicine it now high time to consider what are the priority concerns that we should address to maximize accuracy and patient safety. I touch upon these concerns by trying to answer the following questions: Is it the right training data? Is it representative? Has the data changed? How much is physiology and how much is the doctor’s behavior what the AI programs are learning.