real-world AI series

A Symposium for Understanding Safe and Effective Implementation 

Sponsored by AIM-HI and HAIP

HAIP and Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC) Augmented Intelligence in Medicine and Healthcare Initiative (AIM-HI) are excited to announce a Symposia series focusing on the implementation and evaluation of AI/ML tools in diverse health care settings. We will engage with AI domain experts and foster a discourse with teams actively implementing AI/ML tools in their organizations. Objectives will be to generate discussion and learnings around real-world evidence generation for AI/ML implementations and to address some of the uncertainties and challenges faced by health care systems as they try to successfully integrate AI/ML tools.

upcoming real-world AI session

Date and Time

July 11th at 3:30 PM EST/ 12:30 PM PST

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Generalizing An AI/ML Model for Pediatric Asthma Care in Safety Net Health Settings.


Cesar Termulo, MD; Parkland Hospital.

Since the completion of his residency, Dr. Termulo’s goal as a doctor has been to medically serve the indigent population. Starting from residency with travel on mission trips to treat people in third-world countries, to his primary care work with the underserved inner-city population of Dallas, to his present position as Associate Medical Director at Parkland Health Community-Oriented Outpatient Clinics (COPC), he has strived to work within public health systems from both a front-line and administrative position to improve community health.

Dr. Termulo currently serves as the Associate Medical Director and provides medical leadership over the Central (Hatcher, Jubilee, and Geriatric Clinics) and Eastern (Garland and Vickery Clinics) Regions of COPC (Community-Oriented Primary Care) of Parkland Health. The Parkland COPC network is the largest public ambulatory primary care system in Dallas, serving a large population of diverse, low-income patients. He is Chair of the Pediatric Quality Committee, which establishes system-wide processes to improve care. He routinely works with the clinic medical leaders, the pediatric providers, the clinical support staff, and the administrative staff, creating a framework for regular meetings and communication. Dr. Termulo also would like to make a difference in the ever-expanding epidemic of pediatric asthma in our clinics. Most clinicians feel overwhelmed addressing the needs of asthma patients, as most doctors do not have sufficient time for the analysis and education of their patients. With insight into the administrative needs and culture of Parkland’s facilities, he can facilitate collaboration and communication among the targeted primary care clinics and providers.

Before serving in his current leadership roles, Dr. Termulo spent nearly 20 years serving the Parkland healthcare community as a primary-care pediatrician. He has had one of the largest panel sizes and knows the challenges of ensuring high-quality care while keeping a clinic efficient. He views participation in his AIM-HI funded project as a way to study and support the use of novel ways to improve and then maintain a superior level of quality of care for asthma patients in the disadvantaged population that it is his pleasure to serve.

Featured Discussant

Maia Hightower, MD, MPH, MBA, Co-founder and CEO Equality AI

3x C-Level Healthcare Tech Executive (Chief Medical Information Officer & Chief Population Health Officer), Leader in Establishing AI Standards for Healthcare, Chairs NIH CTSA DEI Task Force, Epic Ventures Advisory Board MD, MPH, MBA (Wharton)

Dr. Hightower is an expert and a nationally sought speaker in Responsible AI and the intersection of digital technology with health equity, diversity, and inclusion. She strives to ensure that the value from digital transformation of healthcare is equitable across all stakeholders, including our most vulnerable.

Session Description:  This session will focus on the progress of the project led by Cesar Termulo, MD “Generalizing An AI/ML Model for Pediatric Asthma Care in Safety Net Health Settings”. Parkland has developed an AI/ML risk prediction model leveraging EHR data to identify rising asthma risk in pediatric patients. The model distributes risk reports to frontline providers and is integrated into Parkland’s EHR to trigger point-of-care alerts during outpatient visits for Very-High- or High-Risk patients. This proposal will test the generalizability of Parkland’s EHR model in two large Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs): Los Barrios Unidos (LBU) and Foremost Family Health Centers (Foremost), which serve some of the most underserved Dallas communities.

The session will conclude with a discussion led by Maia Hightower, MD, MPH, MBA, Co-founder and CEO Equality AI.

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