Medical AI Consulting Firm Aims to Shape the Future of Healthcare Education.
There is a growing consensus among thought leaders in the medical industry: artificial intelligence will become an integral tool for the next generation of healthcare providers. But many clinicians today feel ill-equipped to effectively use these new technologies. Recognizing the need to prepare prospective doctors for a changing healthcare industry, Medical Intelligence 10 (MI10), a healthcare artificial intelligence strategy and education advisory group, has begun designing an AI-based curriculum for medical students (www.mi10.ai).
The first installation of MI10’s educational modules will be at the proposed Kansas Health Science Center – Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (KHSC-KansasCOM) an osteopathic medical school set to open for the 2022 academic year in Wichita, Kansas (www.kansashsc.org).
“It is clear to us that artificial intelligence is becoming a vital tool in healthcare,” said Dr. Joel Dickerman, the dean and chief academic officer of Kansas Health Science Center. “We have an obligation to prepare the next generation of physicians to skillfully use that technology for the ultimate benefit of their patients.”
KHSC-KansasCOM was founded with the mission of positively impacting the health landscape through directly addressing the disparity in access to health care by training the physician of the future to provide effective, empathic, and innovative care.
MI10 has plans to introduce similar curricula in other medical and professional schools in the coming months. MI10 was founded by Dr. Anthony Chang, a renowned pediatric cardiologist and data scientist. As a long-time advocate for artificial intelligence-based solutions in healthcare, Chang noticed a strong desire among fellow clinicians to streamline healthcare data and make use of advances in the field of AI. But they lacked the data science background necessary to effectively use these kinds of technologies. Thus, MI10 was born to help bridge the gap between healthcare providers and AI solutions.
“There is very little in the current model of medical education that provides students with the kind of base-level data science concepts necessary to effectively utilize AI to its fullest potential,” Chang said. “MI10 aims to remedy that with a data science curriculum that is specifically tailored to clinicians and other healthcare professionals.”
MI10’s diverse pool of advisors includes clinicians, data scientists, and other industry experts. They are supported by a specially-designed set of proprietary tools and metrics to help them continually monitor their clients’ progress. The Medical Intelligence Quotient™ (MIQ™) is an 11-point scale that measures the ability of a school, company, or hospital to engage with AI. They also use a Super Learning Network™ (SLN™). These tools are part of an approach called Intelligence-Based Medicine™ that Dr. Chang has outlined in his book, “Intelligence-Based Medicine: Artificial Intelligence and Human Cognition in Clinical Medicine and Healthcare”.
In addition to medical and professional schools, MI10’s clients include health systems, AI in healthcare companies, and venture capital firms. MI10 regularly posts articles and video updates on topics related to AI in healthcare on their website (www.mi10.ai).