Artificial Intelligence Working Group –
Understanding Canadian Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Description

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the use of complex algorithms and software to approximate human cognition in the analysis of complex data. The goal of AI research is for technological devices to simulate cognitive behaviour intelligently. After years of development, the history of AI in health includes a number of successful test pilots and live simulations, as well as failures due to lack of traits or capabilities for further advancement. However, new AI mechanisms are evolving at rapid speeds, and AI is slowly migrating its implementation into Canadian healthcare. The advancement of this leading operational tool brings both promising benefits and potential disruptive forces.

This Working Group seeks to establish a common understanding of AI in Canadian healthcare, examine its current and future applications, and recommend how organizations can prepare for and harness the potentially disruptive force of AI.

Team

Leads: Angela Copeland, Cancer Care Ontario; John Lee-Bartlett, Allscripts; Zaki Hakim, UHN
Working group: Dr. Darren Larsen, Ontario MD; Peter Bascom, eHealth Ontario; Kevin Jones, Strata Health; Philip Barker, Fraser Health; and Steve McMahon, Deloitte.

Outcome

The outcome of the Artificial Intelligence Working Group will be a white paper. Key findings and essence will include a working definition of AI; current and planned use in Canada; and role-based steps to prepare for the future of AI.


Consumer Playbook Working Group –
Identifying Patient Segments and How to Approach Them

Description

Understanding the patient (or consumer) experience and developing a culture and work habits that address and engage patients is an important area of focus in the healthcare industry. This Working Group will establish an understanding of patient engagement within the healthcare industry and make recommendations on optimizing patient engagement.

Team

Mary Sanagan, Deloitte; Paul Sulker, IBM; and Rod Burns, Association of Ontario Health Centres

Outcome

Report. The report will generate and create a principal for patient engagement; list and create specific actions organizations can take to engage patients; and identify each patient segment and how to approach them.