Researchers in the United States have received a $1.25 million grant to create a system to improve oversight of artificial intelligence tools being created for healthcare. Such monitoring is critical to ensuring the safety and effectiveness of health care.
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Duke University School of Medicine have received a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to create a system to improve oversight of artificial intelligence (AI) tools for healthcare. Such monitoring is critical to ensuring the safety and effectiveness of health care, says HealthITAnalytics.
Today it is difficult to track which algorithms are used, who is responsible for and controls them, and what the value of each tool is. This raises concerns about the quality and safety of AI in healthcare.
“The promise of using artificial intelligence to improve health and healthcare is great, but there is a large gap between expectations and reality,” said senior vice president of research and innovation at VUMC Peter Amby. “The research aims to create new tools that will enable the selection, deployment and monitoring of AI solutions in healthcare to make health care safer, more effective and more ethical.”
The project, titled “Measuring AI Maturity in Healthcare Organizations,” which will be implemented next year, will also involve experts from the University of Iowa and the Coalition for Health AI.