April 15, 2024

Driving Health Equity through Community: Confronting Bias in Health Algorithms for Older Adults

FIERCE HEALTH – AI is riddled by bias, especially in healthcare. Just one well-known example is a study from 2019 that revealed racial bias in a clinical algorithm used by hospitals showing that Black patients had to be significantly sicker than white patients to receive the same care. The bias stemmed from training data reflecting historical healthcare spending disparities between Black and white patients. READ FULL STORY