health equity across the AI lifecycle (HEAAL)

a framework to mitigate the risk of AI solutions worsening health inequities

Health Equity Across the AI Lifecycle (HEAAL) is a community-informed framework that aims to mitigates the impacts of AI products on health inequities. The framework was developed through extensive collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of framework developers and inputs from seventy seven practitioners involved in various functions of healthcare delivery organizations. HEAAL focuses on five equity assessment domains: accountability, fairness, fitness for purpose, reliability and validity, and transparency. Each domain relates to the eight key decision points in the AI adoption process. HEAAL is a comprehensive measure intended to be used whenever a healthcare delivery organization considers implementing an AI solution.

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