Episode 29: Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is dramatically changing the environment of healthcare and becoming one of the fastest evolving topics in the news today.  During this podcast our guest Ylan Kazi – Chief Data Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota – shares insights into the world of AI and its applications in healthcare.  Ethical considerations, data validity, and the understanding that AI cannot replace the human qualities of empathy, bedside manner, and intuition are all relevant issues discussed.  The concept of co-pilot decision making, aka “human in the loop”, positions AI decision makers for mindful use of artificial intelligence, who view this technology as an extension to healthcare, clinical decision making and diagnostics.