AI is Not Failing Healthcare: Here’s Why.

An alert notified a nurse that her cancer patient had sepsis, but her 15 years of experience with cancer patients said otherwise. However, the algorithmic protocol didn’t provide an option for an emergency room or in-person doctor visit. The patient died several days later. It’s bureaucratic hospital protocols and administrators, not AI, that are endangering patient lives!

The true tragedy in this and many similar stories is not primarily about AI errors, but more about the agency problem infiltrating the American healthcare system like a parasite. It’s deeply concerning when healthcare professionals, including clinicians and nurses, are discouraged from challenging technology. As highlighted in this article, nurses aren’t only disincentivized from reporting AI errors, but also… Continue reading on Medium…



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