Applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have moved from theory to practice, with exciting opportunities to improve health care and outcomes. Still, the field is new and mysterious to many. Media controversy can add to the confusion.
As we progress with Connect Care clinical system design (CSD), the AI strengths of Epic Systems and Alberta stakeholders are exposed, with promise of excellent collaboration and exciting possibilities. With system-wide informational integration, we anticipate improved insight about how care is provided, with what results. The Connect Care Clinical Improvement Support Committee already deliberates about implementation of AI-enabled predictive analytics and precision medicine supports.
The time is right for Connect Care stakeholders to build a pragmatic understanding of AI, machine learning, precision medicine and personalized medicine. A recent short Economist piece gives a good starting point: