Course Description

Artificial Intelligence and Health Care

Instructor: Jay Pomerantz
Dates: Wednesdays, Feb 1-Mar 29
Time: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Location: Online via Zoom  


This course will introduce AI (Artificial Intelligence) and explain its effect on health care -- now and in the future.  Currently. AI is reading pathology slides, analyzing mammograms, MRIs, and other scans, and aiding clinicians in differential diagnosis of complex medical conditions. Large data sets of patient records from hospital systems, insurance companies and Medicare are beginning to be analyzed to determine real world efficacy of particular medicines and procedures in subgroups of patients. When this outcome data is potentially combined with genomic data from the same patients, medical care can become more individualized and efficacious. On the other hand, what possible dangers may arise from this data collection and analysis?
Maximum online registrants: 500


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