Curious Conversations Podcast: Sarah Hendrickson Parker Talks About Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare | Virginia Tech News

Three excerpts from the interview

  • As technology advances, it is increasingly seen as teammates working alongside healthcare workers, but technology is advancing faster than it can be implemented properly and quickly.
  • The current electronic medical record is not designed to accommodate physician workflows, but to optimize billing. This results in a time-consuming note-taking process that often results in doctors accessing charts after hours.
  • The challenges of successfully integrating the latest technology in healthcare range from cybersecurity and operating system compatibility to employee training and job responsibilities.

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About the podcast

Curious Conversations is a series of free-flowing conversations with Virginia Tech scientists at the intersection of world-class research and everyday life. Produced and hosted by Virginia Tech writer and editor Travis Williams, university researchers share their knowledge and motivations and practical applications of their work in a format that feels more like a cookout conversation than a classroom lecture. New episodes are shared every Tuesday.

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