The Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Improving Healthcare

Courtney Holmes, RN

Abstract

Healthcare data are growing at an exponential rate, and technologies in the workplace are advancing rapidly. This session will address how artificial intelligence is making an impact in healthcare today and how emerging technologies may be applied in the future. In this lecture, there will be an emphasis on what AI in healthcare means to key stakeholders throughout
healthcare.

Learning Objectives: After attending this lecture, students and healthcare professionals will be able to:
- Define artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive systems
- Understand where AI may be applied to tackle problems in healthcare
- Discuss examples of successful AI technologies in the industry today and emerging technologies of the future
- Identify barriers to adoption and challenges of AI in healthcare

Target audience:Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public health, and Dental students & clinicians in practice. NOTE: A higher level presentation can be arranged/added with researchers in mind.

Aligns to:
For physicians and non-physicians, this lecture aligns to LCME and AGCME competencies of Medical Knowledge and Clinical Reasoning, Interpersonal and Communication Skills (AI/NLP).

For nursing, this lecture aligns to AACN Essential Core Competencies of Information and Technology, Academic-Practice Partnerships, Systems-based Practice, and Career-long Learning.

For pharmacists, this lecture supports learning objectives for ACPE Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum requirements for Clinical Sciences – Health Informatics and competencies for ASHP PGY1 Residencies and PGY2 Residencies in Pharmacy Informatics.

Conflict of Interest: Courtney Holmes, RN, BSN is employed by IBM Watson Health which develops and markets products and services across the healthcare sector

Speaker

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Courtney Holmes is an Executive Clinical Consultant with Watson Health, working primarily on the healthcare provider team. Courtney focuses on providing clinical leadership in the sales and development of cognitive solutions and engagement with key stakeholders to support meaningful use of Watson Health solutions. She provides subject matter expertise and supports the pre-sales team. This includes providing strategic and clinical expertise to ensure high value development/improvements and intuitive, seamless clinical workflow design. Courtney collaborates among global product offerings teams to ensure clinically relevant approaches to client engagements, and leads Watson Health solution sales activities through client briefings, demonstration of solutions, workshops and other formats as needed.

Ms. Holmes joined IBM in 2018 and brings over 17 years of extensive oncology nursing experience to the team. Her experience ranges from direct clinical care at some of the top hospitals in the country, to developing the oncology nurse educator program for a large pharmaceutical company and leading a team of nurses in her region. Courtney spent time building strong customer relationships with key nursing organizations, targeted accounts, and other identified key customers. She also focused on providing clinical expertise and support to sales to optimize overall customer experience, as well as helping facilities achieve better patient outcomes by improving overall quality of care and providing insight on best practices.

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