Ethics and Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly growing in healthcare, with the goal of making healthcare safer and more efficient. AI will affect almost every area of healthcare in which machines can automate larger volumes of data than are practical for people. In a survey of physicians, 66% believed that AI would lead to faster and more accurate diagnoses (Anderson, 2019). There are, however, unforeseeable risks, such as false positives or negatives, systems errors, unexplainable results and amplifying biases or unethical behavior. Please join in this very informative ethics series.

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Clinical Chaplains, Medical Students and other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Define artificial intelligence and identify useful applications in clinical practice.
  • Identify ethical issues that arise with the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare.
  • Apply appropriate ethical frameworks in clinical decision making that utilize artificial intelligence.
Additional information

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Price, W. N., & Cohen, I. G. (2019). Privacy in the age of medical big data. Nature medicine, 25(1), 37-43.

Rong, G., Mendez, A., Assi, E. B., Zhao, B., & Sawan, M. (2020). Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Review and Prediction Case Studies. Engineering, 6(3), 291-301.

Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
  • 0.75 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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Amanda Coltes-Rojas, MPH, CIP, CHRC
Director, Human Research Protection Program
BHSF Institutional Review Board
Miami, Florida

Due to the non-clinical nature of the content discussed, the speakers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

This CME activity will not cover content that would involve products or services of commercial interests. Therefore, no opportunity exists for a conflict of interest based on the financial relationships of faculty and those persons in control of content. Since these relationships are not relevant, no disclosure information was collected.

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Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
  • 0.75 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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