By Dr. Helia Mohammadi, Chief Data Scientist & Healthcare Industry Lead, Microsoft Canada
It’s often said that necessity is the mother of invention and crisis is the father. Over the past year, we’ve seen innovations in artificial intelligence and machine learning transform Canada’s healthcare system in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The care that patients receive, and the methods in which hospitals deliver care, has dramatically evolved with the introduction of advanced technologies and the increasing availability of data. Many of the changes put in place today will continue to help medical professionals deliver personalized care to Canadians in new and innovative ways in a post-pandemic world.
Recently, Microsoft Canada hosted an engaging virtual discussion with The Logic that explored AI’s role in Canada’s healthcare system. Moderated by David Skok, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of The Logic, the panel featured fascinating insights from Soyean Kim, Director of Digital Products at Providence Health Care, Katy Yam, General Manager of FounderFuel at Real Ventures, and Dr. Fahad Razak, physician and scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto.
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