Health AI Partnership Publishes Best-Practice Guides

June 7, 2023
HAIP said the content is grounded in the lived experience of leaders and practitioners across 10 healthcare delivery settings

In May 2023, a group called the Health AI Partnership (HAIP) released a collection of curated guides for healthcare professionals looking to use artificial intelligence. The guides span the entire AI product lifecycle, from identifying a problem within a healthcare delivery setting to updating or decommissioning an AI product.

All guides targeting healthcare delivery leaders are freely available, and the partnership features organizations that focus on safety net contexts, including OCHIN and Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI).

HAIP was launched in April 2022 to empower healthcare professionals across diverse delivery settings to safely use AI-based solutions. The founders noted that AI is advancing at a dizzying speed and regulatory actions proposed or enacted by the Food and Drug Administration, Office of the National Coordinator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Federal Trade Commission, and state attorney generals are also rapidly evolving.

Recognizing that healthcare leaders are unable to keep pace with changes in technology, the surrounding ecosystem, and the regulatory guardrails, practitioners within healthcare delivery settings banded together to surface and disseminate up-to-date best practices related to AI used in healthcare and to cultivate a community of practice. The HAIP leadership team consists of clinicians, engineers, lawyers, and social scientists from DLA Piper, Duke Health, Mayo Clinic, and UC Berkeley.

HAIP said the content is grounded in the lived experience of leaders and practitioners across 10 healthcare delivery settings (Duke Health, Hackensack Meridian Health, Jefferson Health, Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, Michigan Medicine, New York-Presbyterian, OCHIN, PCCI, and UCSF), three ecosystem partners (American Medical Association, DLA Piper, UC Berkeley), and one federal observer (Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology). The content will be refreshed with information gathered through new rounds of interviews and workshops. Case studies are being solicited from collaborating organizations and healthcare delivery leaders are invited to add and refine new guides to keep the resources evergreen.

In a news item on the AMA website, Mark Sendak, M.D., the population health and data science lead at the Duke Institute for Health Innovation, said, “There are 7,000 hospitals and hundreds of thousands of front-line clinicians in the U.S., and many are simply unable to keep pace with changes in technology and the regulatory guardrails. We want to hear if clinicians have developed their own strategies for tackling these problems. This is meant to be a communal resource with community-generated insights.”

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