Using AI in Medical Practice

Doctor works on laptop with patient across the table.

How is modern technology affecting your health care service?

Blackford Middleton

Blackford Middleton.

Originally presented on
Sept. 11, 2019

In this webinar, Blackford Middleton (MD '85) will describe the obstacles and opportunities in transforming healthcare at scale with health IT.

He'll tap into his 30-year personal history of clinical decision research and development, as well as his current work focused on creating a system of insight that can assess and inform clinical practice across a disparate array of electronic health records and patient-facing technologies.

Here's what you can expect to learn:

  • Current information needs and skills to guide rational clinical decisionmaking.
  • The challenge in sharing clinical knowledge such as a quality measure or decision support knowledge artificat between disparate electronic medical records.
  • Some of the challenge, and the potential, of providing cognitive support at the point of care with artificial intelligence agents.

About Blackford Middleton
Blackford Middleton is chief informatics and innovation officer at Apervita, Inc., which provides a platform for the democratization of healthcare data and analytics. Dr. Middleton’s work is focused on clinical informatics—the applied science surrounding strategy, design, implementation and evaluation of clinical information systems in complex environments. He is past chair of the American Medical Informatics Association and of the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society.

Previously, he was a professor of biomedical informatics, and/or of medicine at Stanford, Harvard and Vanderbilt Universities. He also held executive roles as medical director of information and management and technology at Stanford, senior vice president for clinical informatics and chief medical officer at MedicaLogic/Medscape, corporate director of clinical informatics research and develpoment at Partners Healthcare System and chief informatics officer at Vanderbilt.