Using Analytics Could be Key to Curbing Medical Bias
Posted Oct 12, 2021 from mobihealthnews.com
Medical bias has been a hot-button topic this year, as racial disparities continue to loom over the COVID-19 pandemic.
The medical industry has a historic racism problem. In fact, J. Marion Sims, sometimes called the father of modern gynecology" experimented on three Black women, and did not use anesthesia. Nor is this the only example in the history of the U.S.
"This legacy lives on. This is why having good data collection today is critical in trying to undo the damage from the past," Dr. David Newhouse, a retired doctor from The Permanente Medical Group in the San Francisco Bay Area, said during the Cleveland Clinic and HIMSS' Patient Experience Summit today.