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Unravelling the Potential of AI in the Medical Practice: Data, Accountability, Bias and Regulation

Unravelling the Potential of AI in the Medical Practice: Data, Accountability, Bias and Regulation

In my last three posts, I looked at AI in medical practice, unravelling some of the mysteries of what it is and is not and diving deep into trust issues.  Many physicians are moving ahead with tools for their practices, primarily large language model-based, and if using a well-tested product, they are finding it relatively…

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Unraveling the Potential of AI in Medical Practice: Building Trust

Unraveling the Potential of AI in Medical Practice: Building Trust

“Trust is like the air we breathe – when it’s present, nobody really notices; when it’s absent, everybody notices.”  Warren Buffett In the age of rapid technological advancements, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a powerful tool that can potentially transform the medical industry. The dialogue surrounding AI’s integration into healthcare is a testament to…

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Unravelling the Potential of AI in Medical Practice: Trust, Mistrust and Distrust

Unravelling the Potential of AI in Medical Practice: Trust, Mistrust and Distrust

This is the second in a six-part series being written to more deeply explore the incredible potential of AI in healthcare, specifically in the practices of family physicians and specialists in the community.  Much of this is incredibly exciting.  But doctors live in a world of evidence, and there are good reasons why mistrust and…

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Unravelling the Potential of AI in the Medical Practice: Is AI just a fad??

Unravelling the Potential of AI in the Medical Practice: Is AI just a fad??

Like anything new, some doctors have told me that AI in medicine is a fad. It will never be able to do what a physician does.  To a degree, for the next few years, they are correct.  But AI is not just a fad; it represents a significant and enduring technological advancement with far-reaching implications…

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Unravelling the Potential of AI in the Medical Practice

Unravelling the Potential of AI in the Medical Practice

There has been vibrant discussion online recently about the possibility and opportunity of using artificial intelligence in community clinical care. Some of this has taken on an almost prophetic tone, filled with enthusiasm about the potential for AI tools to enhance our capabilities and efficiency. Many other posts, however, have been cautionary tales, tinged with…

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So, What Now With Virtual Care?

So, What Now With Virtual Care?

In recent years, the concept of how we deliver healthcare has undergone a significant transformation, moving beyond traditional in-person visits to embrace the digital realm. This shift has brought with it the rise of virtual care, a term that has gained increasing importance in the healthcare landscape. But what exactly is virtual care, and how…

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The Digital Evolution of Primary Care: An Analysis and a Path Forward

The Digital Evolution of Primary Care: An Analysis and a Path Forward

Last month I was honoured to be part of a panel on the state of Digital Health in Primary Care, at the Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto.  The panel discussion with three other esteemed colleagues (Sonya Lockyer – Lifemark; Dov Klein – Ontario Health; Zayna Kayat – Deloitte/Teledoc) centred around digital health processes…

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The Future of Primary Care in Canada: Collaboration in Care and Policy

The Future of Primary Care in Canada: Collaboration in Care and Policy

Welcome to the final part of this four-part series on trends in primary care in Canada. In this installment, we cast our gaze into the future of healthcare, exploring high-level concepts that are set to transform primary care delivery, and which we must face head-on. Collaboration between clinicians and policymakers will be key to ushering…

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The Shifting Landscape of Primary Care in Canada – Physician Perspective

The Shifting Landscape of Primary Care in Canada – Physician Perspective

This is the second post in a four-part series on my blog, about current trends in Primary Care in Canada.  These trends are not all encompassing, but I think they serve as a great starting point for discussion around what is needed to properly transform health care delivery in the community, making Family Medicine a…

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