Recording: AI in Healthcare: The Patient Perspective


 DCI Network presents our latest webinar "AI in Healthcare: The Patient Perspective".

As the medical applications of AI continue to emerge, a diverse array of possibilities unfolds before us. Amidst the excitement, it is essential to notice the perspective of patients. Historically, patients found themselves at the mercy of the medical establishment, lacking control over their care, explanations, and access to their medical information. However, this equation is shifting as empowered patients harness the potential of AI to become their own advocates.

This engaging webinar explores various scenarios and the use cases where patients leverage AI to empower themselves. From interpreting lab results to making informed decisions about treatment options, the impact of these use cases promises to rebalance and democratize access to vital information and data. However, along with these benefits come potential risks. AI systems, particularly generative large language models, can provide newfound empowerment while simultaneously presenting challenges.

This is the second installment in the DCI Network's series on AI in Healthcare, where we delve into these challenges from empowered patients' perspectives. Our esteemed speakers, Amy Price, Ph.D., and Dave deBronkart, both influential patient advocates with decades of experience, will share their invaluable insights on the subject and answer questions from the webinar attendees.

Moderator: Steven E. Labkoff, MD, FACP, FACMI, FAMIA

See also this discussion forum.


Amy Price

Amy Price

Dr. Amy Price worked as a Neurocognitive Rehabilitation consultant and in International Missions before sustaining serious injury and years of rehabilitation. She emerged with an interest in AI and a goal to build a bridge between research methodology, research involvement and public engagement where the public is trained and empowered to be equal partners in health research. She is currently training 20 teams of investigators to work together in research innovation and implementation. Amy’s experience has shown her that shared knowledge, interdisciplinary collaboration, and evidence-based research will shape and develop the future. She serves as a BMJ Research Editor (Patient and Public Partnership) and is a Senior Research Scientist at Stanford School of Medicine.

Dave deBronkart "e-Patient Dave"

Dave deBronkart


Dave deBronkart, known online as “e-Patient Dave,” is an evangelist and global keynote speaker focused on rethinking the role of engaged patients as empowered partners in all aspects of healthcare. Surviving a near-fatal kidney cancer in 2007 by being highly engaged, he co-founded and co-chaired the Society for Participatory Medicine and became a leading voice in Washington for patient access to the medical record, articulating the rationale for patient access and debunking irrational myths propagated by opponents. 

He has gone on to be the Mayo Clinic’s Visiting Professor in Internal Medicine in 2015, a member of The BMJ’s Patient Advisory Panel and the OpenNotes advisory board, and a founding co-chair of the HL7 FHIR Patient Empowerment Workgroup. In academic publishing he has an author’s h-index of 10, illustrating the cultural power of his analyses. 

He has appeared in Time, U.S. News, USA Today, Wired, MIT Technology Review, and on the cover of Healthcare IT News and the Australian GP magazine Good Practice. In 2009 HealthLeaders featured him in its cover story “Patient of the Future,” and named his doctor and him to their annual list of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better.”


Steven E. Labkoff, MD, FACP, FACMI, FAMIA
Global Head, Clinical and Healthcare Informatics, Quantori

Collaborating Scientist, Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

Steven Labkoff

Publication Date

30 August 2023

Posted On

30 August 2023

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