Session: How to Create Safe AI for Healthcare and Patients

Monday, April 22, 2024 10:15 – 11:30 AM
Location: Asbury Hall A-B, Disney Yacht Club

Session Titles:

  • Safe AI for Health Care and Patients – Bob Donnell, MD
  • Guidelines for Guidelines for Guidelines: How Bioethics Supports Essential AI Governance – Ken Goodman, PhD
  • Multi-modal Models of Physiological Deterioration and their Implications on Ethical AI – Rishi Kamaleswaran, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Be better able to identify and analyze ethical issues in clinical computing
  • Be better able to contribute to development of institutional policies for AI use in clinical care
  • Be better able to support hospital ethics committees in deliberations in AI ethics


  • Elizabeth Palmer, PhD

About the Speakers:


University of Florida

Bob Donnell, MD

Robert F. Donnell, M.D., is the UF Health chief medical informatics officer and UF College of Medicine assistant dean for clinical informatics. Donnell earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed his urology fellowship in a combined program of the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), Riverside Research Institute (New York) and the University of California (Irvine). He credits his undergraduate engineering degree from Marquette University (Milwaukee) with his preference for strategic decision analysis and support. Donnell serves on the CIO’s executive leadership team and guides a cohort of physicians appointed as associate medical information officers in Gainesville, Jacksonville and now Central Florida. The CMIO dual role is a bridge between UF Health IT and the rest of the academic health center. Donnell connects with and supports college, hospital and administrative leaders as well as faculty and credentialed providers, outpatient medical practice teams and nursing informatics —everyone who provides care and clinical documentation. He also directs his interest and expertise in health informatics to facilitate the use of information, data and tech tools for medicine, medical education and research.


University of Miami

Ken Goodman, PhD

Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD, FACMI, FACE, is founder and director of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy and director of the university’s Ethics Programs. The Institute has been designated a World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health Policy, one of 14 in the world and the only one in the United States.

Dr. Goodman is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami with appointments in the Department of Philosophy, School of Nursing and Health Studies and Department of Public Health Sciences. He is immediate past chair of the Ethics Committee of AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association), for which organization he co-founded the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues Working Group. He has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (FACMI).  He is also a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology (FACE), and past chair of its Ethics Committee, and of the Hastings Center. He is a co-founder of the North American Center for Ethics and Health Information Technology. He directs the Florida Bioethics Network and chairs the UHealth/University of Miami Hospital Ethics Committee and the Adult Ethics Committee for Jackson Memorial Health System.

Dr. Goodman’s research has emphasized issues in health information technology and in epidemiology and public health. His most recent book, Ethics, Medicine, and Information Technology: Intelligent Machines and the Transformation of Health Care (Cambridge University Press 2016) identifies and analyzes a number of issues in biomedical informatics. He has edited a book on the Terri Schiavo case for Oxford University Press, published a book about ethics and evidence-based medicine for Cambridge University Press, co-authored a book of case studies in ethics and health computing for Springer-Verlag and co-authored another volume of case studies, in ethics in public health, for the American Public Health Association. He has also co-authored a book on artificial intelligence, edited a book on ethics and medical computing, co-edited a volume on artificial intelligence, and published and presented a number of papers in bioethics, including end-of-life care, the philosophy of science, and computing.


Duke University

Rishi Kamaleswaran, PhD

Dr. Rishi Kamaleswaran is an associate professor of surgery and anesthesiology in the Duke University School of Medicine. His training is in computer science, with a focus on real-time physiological modeling of critical illness across the lifespan, including sepsis, acute lung injury and multi-organ dysfunction. His original work, was focused on studying neonatal and pediatric deterioration, including sepsis, apnea of prematurity and modeling pulmonary and glycemic control among patients with cystic fibrosis. He completed his PhD in Computer Science at the Ontario Tech University and the Hospital for Sick Children in Canada. He’s research has been supported by a number of federal agencies including the CDC, NIH, BARDA, VA, and ASPR.