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AWS Summit: HHS Medical Chief Shares Vision of Equity, Data Standards

Leith States emphasized that data efforts are critical to developing technology catering to specific communities.

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In an interview at the AWS Summit, Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Officer Dr. Leith States discussed the significant impact of AI on health care. He also highlighted the critical priorities of ensuring continuity through the upcoming election cycle and managing resources effectively amid unpredictable funding scenarios. Plus, he shared his vision for health equity by design.

States stressed the importance of ethical data practices, including patient empowerment, transparency and interoperability, facilitated by generative AI and machine learning. For technology providers, he advised engaging with and understanding the communities they serve to create effective solutions.

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