Technology has done a lot to change the way health care operates in North Carolina and across the country. As those who work in health care know, that change has often been beneficial, but it has had its drawbacks as well. In the latest issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal, authors contemplate the pros and cons of using technology – especially artificial intelligence – to make health care more effective and efficient.
The issue, guest-edited by Michael E. Thompson and Michael F. Dulin of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, tackles issues such as privacy and bias while providing guidance regarding ethical and advantageous use of existing and emerging technologies.
“To make big data useful while protecting patient privacy, we need new governance models that allow organizations to treat data as a fundamental asset,” Thompson and Dulin write. “This issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal explores the promise and the perils of big data s we seek to transform our health care system into one that is more proactive, equitable, and value based.”
Leveraging Data Analytics to Advance Personal, Population, and System Health: Moving Beyond Merely Capturing Services Provided by Michael E. Thompson, MS, DrPH and Michael F. Dulin, MD, PhD
Benefits, Pitfalls, and Potential Bias in Health Care AI by Douglas C. Hague, PhD
Bias in Artificial Intelligence by Gregory S. Nelson, MMCi, CPHIMS
NC HealthConnex and Value-based Care: Statewide Health Information Exchange as a Technology Tool for All by Christy Revels, MPH and Christie Burris, BA
From Data to Insights: Priorities for Maturing Your Health Analytics Strategy by Jeff Fuller, MS, FACHE
Leveraging Governance to Derive Value from Advanced Analytics by Shannon Fuller, MBA
Adopting Social Media for Improving Health: Opportunities and Challenges by Albert Park, PhD, Jessamyn Bowling, PhD, George Shaw Jr., PhD, Chuqin Li, MS, and Shi Chen, PhD
Applying Data Analytics to Address Social Determinants of Health in Practice by John W. Wallace, PhD, Kasey P. Decosimo, MPH, and Matthew C. Simon, MA
Public Health 3.0 at Mecklenburg County Public Health by Gibbie Harris, MSPH, BSN and Jonathan Ong, BSCS