11 AI policy considerations, according to the Connected Health Initiative

The Connected Health Initiative — a coalition of providers, payers and vendors — outlined 11 policy suggestions for the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare.

"Today, there are already many examples of AI systems, powered by streams of data and advanced algorithms, improving healthcare by preventing hospitalizations, reducing complications, decreasing administrative burdens and improving patient engagement," the report reads. "Nonetheless, AI in healthcare has the potential to raise a variety of unique considerations for U.S. policymakers."

Eleven principles to guide policymakers working on healthcare AI, as outlined by the Connected Health Initiative:

1. Develop a national health IT strategy

2. Fund research

3. Ensure quality assurance and oversight

4. Require thoughtful design

5. Encourage access and affordability

6. Promote ethics

7. Modernize privacy and security frameworks

8. Foster collaboration and interoperability

9. Assess workforce issues

10. Address bias

11. Support education

To download the Connected Health Initiative's policy recommendations, click here.

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