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The Privacy Dilemma: Sharing Health Data With The Private Sector

View the recorded session: The Privacy Dilemma 

This webinar is presented by the Australian Centre for Health Engagement, Evidence and Values (ACHEEV) in collaboration with Health Consumers New South Wales.

Every day, people produce large amounts of health information about themselves through their interactions with health professionals, hospitals, and other government and non-government agencies. Beyond being a record of their health care, this information can be collated for a wide range of secondary uses, such as monitoring the quality of hospital services, researching the health needs of populations, and testing how well new treatments work.

There is broad public support for using health data in these ways. However, this support does not necessarily extend to sharing health data with private sector organisations such as pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers, particularly if there is scope for commercial gain from such use.

In this webinar Belinda Fabrianesi and Professor Annette Braunack-Mayer of the University of Wollongong will present findings from two studies exploring what community members think about sharing our health data with the private sector. These presentations are followed by a discussion on consumer perspective led by Dr Anthony Brown from Health Consumers NSW.

Australian Centre for Health Engagement, Evidence and Values (ACHEEV) website

Health Consumers NSW website


Will Healthcare Artificial Intelligence de-skill Clinicians? 

View the recorded session: Will Healthcare Artificial Intelligence de-skill Clinicians?

Progress in Artificial Intelligence (AI) promises to transform the delivery of healthcare, including in screening and diagnosis. These AI tools promise to improve the accuracy and speed of results for patients, and to make clinical workflows more efficient and productive. However AI implementation also raises risks, including clinician deskilling: deterioration of the practical clinical skills, decision-making capacity, and diagnostic reasoning of human clinicians.

In this webinar, we present preliminary findings from our project The Algorithm Will See You Now (NHMRC Ideas Grant 1181960). The potential impact of healthcare AI on clinical skills was one of many topics covered in extended interviews with a wide range of professional stakeholders, including clinicians, developers, regulators, entrepreneurs, and consumer representatives. These conversations reveal the role stakeholders want AI to have in future healthcare provision, the ways they imagine this will interact with the skills of clinicians, and their judgements about whether this will be a good or a bad thing.

The presentation will be followed by responses from three expert panellists specialising respectively in quality and safety, clinical AI development, and medical education.

This webinar is organised by the Australian Centre for Health Engagement, Evidence and Values (ACHEEV) in collaboration with the Australian Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare (AAAiH).