Learn how the National Academies are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic >> Dear National Academies Community: As the COVID-19 pandemic grips the nation and the world, policymakers and the public are counting on science, engineering, and medicine to discover how...
Harvey Fineberg Named Chair of Standing Committee Requested by White House in Response to Coronavirus
WASHINGTON — The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced today that Harvey Fineberg, former president of the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) and current president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, will...
National Academy of Medicine Releases Model for Developing Community-Driven Health Equity Action Plans in Collaboration with Community Leaders
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), with the input and involvement of diverse community leaders across the country, created and piloted a model for developing Community-Driven Health Equity Action Plans. The model provides a framework for communities to create an...
White House Requests National Academies Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats in Response to Spread of Coronavirus
WASHINGTON — In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to establish a Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health...
Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: The Hope, the Hype, the Promise, the Peril
A Special Publication from the National Academy of Medicine
The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care offers unprecedented opportunities to improve patient and clinical team outcomes, reduce costs, and impact population health. While there have been a number of promising examples of AI applications in health care, it is imperative to proceed with caution or risk the potential of user disillusionment, another AI winter, or futher exacerbation of existing health- and technology-driven disparities.
AI is poised to make transformative and disruptive advances in health care, but it is prudent to balance the need for thoughtful, inclusive health care AI that plans for and actively manages and reduces potential unintended consequences, while not yielding to marketing hype and profit motives.