The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare | The Ismaili Canada

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

September 28, 2020 | Canada

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI), which is simply intelligence demonstrated by machines, are transforming society - from retail (Amazon) to transportation (self-driving cars) to hospitality (Airbnb). Healthcare, which can be considered amongst the most data-rich sectors, is expected to be impacted by data, virtual care, and AI in the coming decades. This webinar reviews the concept of AI, its applications to healthcare, and its implications for clinicians and healthcare administrators in the future. 

Dr. Muhammad Mamdani obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan in 1995, and subsequently completed a fellowship in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research at the Detroit Medical Center in 1997. During his fellowship, Dr. Mamdani obtained a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Wayne State University in Detroit with a concentration in econometric theory. He then completed a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University in 1998 with a concentration in quantitative methods, focusing on biostatistics and epidemiological principles. Dr. Mamdani is currently Vice President of Data Science and Advanced Analytics at Unity Health Toronto. He is also a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, the Institute of Health Policy, and the Dalla Lana Faculty of Public Health. Dr. Mamdani is the Director of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine Centre for Machine Learning in Medicine. He is also adjunct Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and a Faculty Affiliate of the Vector Institute, which is a leading institution for artificial intelligence research in Canada. Dr. Mamdani founded the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network (ODPRN), which is among the world’s most impactful collaborations between researchers and drug policy decision-makers.

Noorshan Nanji is a Registered Nurse with a passion for community and public health. She completed her BA Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in 2015 and BSc Nursing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2019. Noorshan believes in the importance of delivering quality patient education. She works for a start-up called Thrive Health, where she curates content and health education materials for the nationwide Canada COVID-19 app., She also works at Royal Columbian Hospital, on their neuro-medicine unit.

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