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Fall 2023 Trustee Newsletter Now Available

The Trustee Quarterly Newsletter is now available, with the focus on artificial intelligence (AI). Whether you are aware of it or not, AI is already impacting healthcare organizations and communities. Boards must understand its potential opportunities and drawbacks and make informed AI decisions as they lead their organizations into a new era of technology impact.

Those who work in healthcare also recognize that AI is really “augmented intelligence”, not artificial intelligence. The World Health Organization has defined AI as a “machine-based system”, which works in many industries, but in healthcare we all know removing the human element is unrealistic. AI in healthcare should be considered more of a tool to assist as needed and not a replacement. In this addition you will find:

  • What is Artificial Intelligence
  • How AI Brings Great Potential
  • AI and New Risks
  • How and Where it’s Already being Used in Healthcare
  • AI Case Examples
  • Questions for Boards to Consider
  • AI terminology
  • Building a Pipeline of Board Leaders

In the Fall 2023 Trustee Quarterly newsletter from SDAHO’s Perspective:  you will find important tips from Dr. Steven Berkowitz from his presentation “The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare – What Health Care Leaders Need to Know…Now!” This presentation was delivered during SDAHO’s 97th Annual Convention, where he educated attendees on practical uses for AI, reviewed critical topics and key initiatives all surrounding AI. In addition, Dr. Berkowitz shared that it’s the leadership’s responsibility to provide a more proactive management of AI.

Dr. Berkowitz provided several benefits of partnering to optimize the human and AI interface. He recommended to review the objectives or purpose of the workflow by asking a few pertinent questions:

  • What is the optimal role for AI and the optimal role for humans?
  • How can we improve the human-AI interface?
  • How can we help humans adapt to the new normal?

Dr. Berkowitz emphasized the importance of establishing an AI Council, specifically for hospitals and healthcare systems. The primary objectives and challenges of the council are as follows:

  • Proactively devise and put in place an AI strategy for the healthcare system.
  • Prioritize and optimize AI initiatives within the system.
  • Provide ongoing training and education for healthcare providers and employees.
  • Collaborate with state hospital associations and other advocacy groups to address regulatory and policy issues.

Like our members, SDAHO is actively seeking information and learning opportunities on AI that we can share with our members. SDAHO will continue to share resources and education as AI continues to develop.

Last, SDAHO is excited to host several upcoming legislative forums across the state, where AI will no doubt be part of the conversation. These forums are held every year to inform legislators on important issues impacting healthcare in preparation for the upcoming legislative session.

  • Monday, Dec. 11, 5:30-7pm CT | Sioux Falls, SD
  • Tuesday, Dec. 12, 5:30-7pm CT | Aberdeen, SD
  • Monday, Dec. 18, 5:30-7pm MT | Rapid City, SD
  • Tuesday, Dec. 19, 12-1pm CT | Pierre, SD
  • Tuesday, Dec. 19, 12-1pm CT | Mitchell, SD

We will announce the specific locations through our weekly Unified Voice newsletter.

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