Artificial intelligence is a topic that isn’t going away in the health IT and medical community. One reason it’s come as far as it has is thanks to open sourcing, or shared data. Today’s guest, Fred Trotter, has a lot to say about the Vice President’s Cancer Moonshot initiative – which he was recognized for at the White House – artificial intelligence, the way information is shared, open source data in healthcare, and so many other interesting topics.
Fred is the founder of CareSet and DocGraph. He’s also a former marine. He considers himself a “hacktivist,” and is the co-author of Hacking Healthcare, a book providing an assessment of our healthcare system as it uses various forms of IT.
Fred is difficult to get ahold of, and for good reason: He truly wants to help others, and he has, at times, been too generous with his time. It was a privilege to interview him and get an hour of his time so we could pick his brain on various topics.
On today’s episode, some of the topics we’ll discuss include:
- A list of subjects that Fred feels are not discussed enough on Health IT-related podcasts and news channels.
- Fred’s thoughts on AI and machine learning, as well as some issues that these technologies bring up when it comes to health IT.
- Examples of incorrect information that is commonly believed about AI.
- The difference between face-to-face reality and data-based reality as it pertains to doctors, as well as why both types of information are important.
- Insight on the Cancer Moonshot initiative and the goals of the program.
- The benefits of open source or shared data, and why some don’t like it.
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Quotes by Fred:We are living in the future, but we have not begun to catch up to the implications. Click To Tweet Is the opposite of the thing that I’m being told in a propaganda piece more likely to be true than… Click To Tweet We are doing things with open data that have never been done before. Click To Tweet
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