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Healthcare AI: What Medics Really Think

A panel discussion to explore medics' perspectives on healthcare AI.

Healthcare AI: What Medics Really Think

Date and time:

Mon 16 May 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

In person

Auckland

AUT City Campus, 55 Wellesley St E, Auckland, 1010

WG Building Wave Room

Free

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Healthcare AI: What Medics Really Think

Artificial Intelligence (AI) enthusiasts believe AI could revolutionise the practice of healthcare – but what do medics think? Join us for a panel discussion with experienced medics and digital health specialists to explore the opportunities and challenges for AI in healthcare.

The panel will explore the potential AI has to improve healthcare and the challenges standing in the way, such as:
- The regulation for medical AI (or lack thereof)
- The implications of AI on equity
- The skillset gap in AI
- The reasons some clinicians are hesitant to embrace AI in their practice

Our panellists are medics and digital health experts leading the innovative redesign of healthcare: Dr Pandya is a radiologist and founder of the medical AI start-up Sectaur. Dr Whittaker is the Clinical Director of Innovation at the Waitematā DHB’s Institute for Innovation + Improvement (i3) and an appointed member of the WHO Digital Health Technical Advisory Group. Dr Hopley is a specialist anaesthetist and Clinical Advisor Digital at i3. She contributed clinically to the design of Border Clinical Management System/COVID collaborative Care Module. Delwyn is the Head of Data Analytics at i3 and an expert in using rich information to benefit current and future patients.

This is a unique opportunity for people in the AI, data analytics, and healthcare industries to hear first-hand from medics and innovators on healthcare AI in New Zealand.

The panel discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A session.

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Speakers

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Dr Hament Pandya

Radiologist & Sectaur CEO

Hament is a practicing radiologist with over 25 years in the medical field and a self taught software developer. A firm believer that AI has the potential to improve quality of care, Hament founded the medical AI start-up, Sectaur, to provide diagnosticians with peer-to-peer learning and knowledge sharing. He is passionate about doctors of the future becoming ‘centaurs’ – combining the best of human intuition and knowledge with the data processing capabilities of computers.

Robyn

Dr Robyn Whittaker

Clinical Director of Innovation - Waitematā District Health Board

Robyn is the Clinical Director of Innovation at the Waitematā DHB Institute for Innovation and Improvement, and an Associate Professor at the National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI) at the University of Auckland. She is an international expert in research and development in the use of mobile health technology for population health interventions, and an appointed member of the WHO Digital Health Technical Advisory Group and expert group for the WHO’s Guidance on Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence for Health. At the DHB she has established an AI Governance Group and a framework by which the group reviews proposals for the use of AI within health services. Robyn is a Public Health Physician by training, and her interests include mHealth, health IT and translating innovations into practice.

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Dr Lara Hopley

Anaesthetist and Clinical Advisor Digital Innovations – Waitematā District Health Board

Lara is a Specialist Anaesthetist and Clinical Advisor Digital Innovations at Waitematā District Health Board. She is an expert in clinical information management with interests in human factors, system design, and computer-human interfaces. Lara has contributed leadership to many northern region DHB clinical IT projects including Waitematā electronic outcomes forms, electronic orders of tests from the Metro DHB hospitals to community laboratories, electronic referrals, and electronic prescribing from specialists to community pharmacies.

Lara has been a teacher on Waitematā DHB’s Clinical Digital Academy and has unofficially mentored many others, clinical and non-clinical, to increase their understanding of health information systems or to develop their roles/careers in health IT in the sector. Nationally, she has contributed clinically to the design of Border Clinical Management System/COVID collaborative Care Module, Paperless eCollection and the extensive network or RAT reports all of which offer a good platform for future public health initiatives.

Delwyn

Delwyn Armstrong

Head of Data Analytics – Waitematā District Health Board

Skilled in Data Analytics and problem-solving, Delwyn is the Head of Data Analytics at Waitematā District Health Board. Her passion is in wringing the value out of rich clinical information to benefit current and future patients.

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