Digital Health Frontier Blog

By John Halamka and Paul Cerrato — With so much hyperbole in the news, it’s difficult to separate false promises from genuine medical breakthroughs. Advances in genomics fall into the latter category.

By John Halamka • July 6, 2023

By John Halamka and Paul Cerrato — The Coalition for Health AI was created to help end users separate trustworthy, useful technology from technology that only seems to move us in the right direction.

By John Halamka • June 29, 2023

By John Halamka and Paul Cerrato — Coloring outside the lines has always been a challenge for healthcare providers. There are several ways to address the problem.

By John Halamka • June 20, 2023

By John Halamka and Paul Cerrato — Modern healthcare could not survive without experts and their years of experience and training, but when expertise becomes dogmatic, innovation is slowed. We need to be more inclusive in our definition of expertise.

By John Halamka • June 9, 2023

By John Halamka and Paul Cerrato — Mayo Clinic Platform_Connect is transforming how patient data is used to generate innovative diagnostic tools and treatment options.

By John Halamka • May 23, 2023

By John Halamka and Paul Cerrato — What happens when ChatGPT-4 and a human cardiologist are asked to diagnose the same patient? The results are quite revealing.

By John Halamka • May 10, 2023

By John Halamka and Paul Cerrato — Several thought leaders and stakeholders have joined forces to create GoodDx.org, a searchable database that has the potential to reduce the human suffering affecting millions of Americans.

By John Halamka • May 4, 2023

By John Halamka and Paul Cerrato — The agency recently posted new recommendations for AI developers who want to update their software as a medical device (SAMD). The document offers what we hope will be a less burdensome way to manage the Predetermined Change Control Plan.

By John Halamka • April 19, 2023

Guest post by Sonya Makhni — Understanding their limitations, defining the best use cases, and closing the gaps in transparency and trustworthiness are the keys to responsible LLM adoption.

By Sonya Makhni • April 12, 2023

By John Halamka and Paul Cerrato — Developing and implementing AI-driven algorithms in health care has proven far more complicated than we first imagined. The new Coalition for Health AI (CHAI) guidelines provide the much-needed blueprint.

By John Halamka • April 6, 2023