Green publishes Clinical Perspective in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Tiffany Green, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Reproductive and Population Health, co-authored a Clinical Perspective article in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Green wrote “Equitable Artificial Intelligence in Obstetrics, Maternal–Fetal Medicine, and Neonatology” with Ryan McAdams, MD, professor in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Pediatrics.  

In the article, Green and McAdams outline potential benefits of incorporating artificial intelligence tools in ob-gyn and neonatology care. They also offer cautions about equitable use, bias in tools, and more: 

Artificial intelligence (AI) offers potential benefits in the interconnected fields of obstetrics, maternal–fetal medicine, and neonatology to bridge disciplinary silos for a unified approach. Artificial intelligence has the capacity to improve diagnostic accuracy and clinical decision making for the birthing parent–neonate dyad. There is an inherent risk of ingrained biases in AI that perpetuate existing inequalities; thus, care must be taken to include diverse data sets with interdisciplinary collaboration that centers equitable AI implementation. As AI plays an increasingly important role in perinatal care, we advocate for its cautious, equity-focused application to benefit the perinatal dyad while avoiding the intensification of health care disparities and disciplinary silos.” 

Read the whole article here