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HGHI, HU CFAR Host Virtual Grand Rounds on Lessons from HIV for Global Equity During Pandemics

Ongoing global Covid-19 vaccine and therapeutic inequities threaten to prolong and exacerbate the pandemic for all countries. As advocates, academics, and policymakers alike call for the U.S. and other wealthy nations to share these lifesaving resources with the world, it is prudent to consider the lessons learned from the HIV pandemic that can be translated

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Harvard Gazette: Symposium Examines Promise, Hype of Artificial Intelligence in Health Care

March 3, 2019

By Alvin Powell | Harvard Staff Writer In 2016, a Google team announced it had used artificial intelligence to diagnose diabetic retinopathy — one of the fastest-growing causes of blindness — as well as trained eye doctors could. In December 2018, Microsoft and the pharmaceutical giant Novartis announced a partnership to develop an AI-powered digital health tool to Continue reading [...]

The Rise of AI and the Need for Global Governance

February 14, 2019

Finding agreements and structures to govern artificial intelligence globally won’t be easy. That doesn’t keep Nicolas Mialhe of The Future Society form trying — and asking all the right questions. By Anders Gundersen, Research Assistant, HGHI Artificial intelligence continues to sweep into our lives in new and surprising ways. While financial services, telecoms and high tech paved Continue reading [...]

A Call to Action on Physician Burnout

January 24, 2019

Burnout among the nation’s physicians has become so pervasive that a new paper published in January by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Harvard Global Health Institute, the Massachusetts Medical Society and Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association has deemed the condition a public health crisis.  In a 2018 survey conducted by Merritt-Hawkins, 78 percent Continue reading [...]

Can Artificial Intelligence Bring More Objectivity to Diagnostics?

January 10, 2019

By Anders Gundersen, Research Assistant, HGHI The frequency with which artificial intelligence (AI) currently pervades conversations within various disciplines is at an all-time high. It seems to be everywhere, but one place where its potential use is of particular interest is in medicine. The prospect of drastically improved patient care or health outcomes with the implementation of Continue reading [...]