Discussion Post 5

Read following readings and complete the discussion post in less than 275 words.
https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/content/80/4/219.full
https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/study-finds-racial-bias-optum-algorithm

As the health care industry adopts increased use of data and artificial intelligence it’s important to be aware of how data that is used to be predictive can be biased. Discuss what are important factors to consider evaluating to ensure you would be accounting for biases in data modelling.

Recently there was a major news story of an algorithm Optum had been selling to health systems incorporated racial bias be biased. Discuss how this data model incorporated bias and the impact it had.

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