Role of clinical judgement in AI powered healthcare

schedule Aug 9th 02:45 - 03:30 PM place Neptune people 4 Interested

Deep learning and machine learning have infested every known field in last couple of years. Healthcare has not remained immune to it either. However, there is much more to healthcare than improve AUC and reducing errors. The cost can be too high. This tutorial discusses trends of using AI in healthcare, from automating electronic health records and using it to predicting patientcare, radiology, ophthalmology to genomics, other omics and eventually personalized medicine. Once the AI powered healthcare starts yielding results "better than" doctors, then the clinical deployment becomes the next critical stage. Clinical judgement involves clinical research, experience and other supporting sciences. The presentation discusses from a generic ML/DL workflow, how unintentional small errors in each step can lead to spurious predictions.

This tutorial will trace the journey of possibilities for deep learning in healthcare and how an integrated, holistic use will assist doctors and hospitals in providing targeted healthcare.

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Outline/Structure of the Tutorial

  1. Introduction and organization of talk (5 min)
  2. Use of AI in healthcare (5 min)
  3. A typical healthcare AI system and sources of artefacts (5 min)
    1. Missing information.
    2. Often datasets are small and jump-started with pre-trained models with their own bias
    3. Causality is always overlooked mainly because the data is observational.
    4. Pitfalls in using clinical data (patient monitor data)
    5. Model overfitting
    6. Model metrics
    7. Bias
  4. Clinical Judgement examples in AI systems (15 min)
    1. Examples from radiology and ophthalmology - can the model detect the disease itself or treatment artefacts or both? These are the "label leakage" and "label misclassification" problems. What cliical challenges this poses?
    2. Extending the radiology and ophthalmology examples - as data is randomly split into training and testing during training, what if the same patient's data becomes part of both train and test datasets? What clinical challenges it poses?
    3. Example from ophthalmology and EHR data - can the model be confounded? What are implications on clinical judgment?
    4. Examples from EHR datasets - What happens if we add data after we find issues in stratified analysis? Does just adding data in strata improve the model performance? Bias in the model comes from variety of factors and simple fixes may not fix the model performance.
    5. Clinical deployment of a model over long period of time - The model has not changed over time. same version is used. But database is enriched over time and we find the model starts failing after a few months? Why? This is the "dataset shift" problem.
  5. Concluding remarks in deploying healthcare solutions (10 min)
    1. Patient safety
    2. Patient-doctor relationship
    3. Public acceptance and trust
    4. Accountability for decisions
    5. Bias, equality and fairness
  6. Q & A (5 min)

Learning Outcome

  1. Understanding of how deep learning can be applied typically in healthcare
  2. Understanding role of clinical judgement in AI systems
  3. Awareness of pitfalls and limitations of deep learning in healthcare.
  4. Yet AI alone can help personalized medicine - but it has to be used as assisting tool.

Target Audience

AI developers, Healthcare professionals

Prerequisites for Attendees

  • No specific exposure
  • The lecture will introduce concepts in both AI and Omics before the deep dive
  • Organized more as a popular talk
schedule Submitted 5 months ago

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  • Dr. Vikas Agrawal
    By Dr. Vikas Agrawal  ~  2 months ago
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    Dear Anoop: Will you share your notebooks? How much detail do you expect to present in biology vs ML/DL?. Warm Regards, Vikas

    • Anoop Kulkarni
      By Anoop Kulkarni  ~  2 months ago
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      Yes, the notebooks will be open-sourced - if we have a site to host conference notebooks, it will go up there.

      How much detail, normally is traded based on the interest level of audience, given we known nothing here, will make a balanced assumption.



  • Rahee Walambe
    By Rahee Walambe  ~  2 months ago
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    Hi Anoop,

    Can you shade more light on specific cases you will be discussing in the session? Are you going to talk about particular problems pertaining to any diseases using genomics data ?

    • Anoop Kulkarni
      By Anoop Kulkarni  ~  2 months ago
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      Thanks for reaching out. Yes, the ones I have indicated in parantheses as 'e.g' will be each of the specific use-cases for each of the type.

      Talking about specific condition vis-a-vis genomics data would be a topic in itself, whereas this talk was scheduled more as a cursory introduction to the topic

      Hope this clarifies. 


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