Virtual Healthcare? What could Possibly go Wrong?
Have you experienced a virtual healthcare appointment and been satisfied with the outcome? Do you think that you were able to adequately convey your healthcare issue at your online appointment? What private health providers now have access to more of our online health data? What will the $46 Billion, in new investments in Ontario healthcare this year, fund?
Should we trust A.I. to analyse our standardized answers to standardized online questions and make our diagnoses? Recommend our treatments? Help us maintain quality of life? Protect our privacy? Could we lose benefits from insurance providers? Could we be excluded from some forms of care? Will judgements be made about our mental health?
Do you believe that A.I. targeted selfcare could improve your quality of life? Reduce the need for intervention? Do you think you could use an app to self-monitor your health and partner with a healthcare professional for care? Should we be choosing our own health monitoring tools to help us self-manage our health issues?
In light of two recent books: "Atlas of A.I.: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence" by Kate Crawford, 2021 and "Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again" by Eric Topol MD, 2019 this 4-week participatory online course will dig into many questions.
Moderator: Pat Simke
Date and Time: Mondays September 13 to October 4 (4 weeks) 2-4 PM
Terms and conditions: See here