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Dr. Avedis Donabedian
Last week, Rowan President Dr. Vikas Saini was awarded the Donabedian International Award.
Dr. Avedis Donabedian was an innovative physician known for creating the field of health care quality and outcomes research. Dona Bedian, His Model for Measuring Quality His model has shaped the way we conceptualize quality in healthcare. Like founder Dr. Bernard Rohn, Dr. Donabedian was a medical activist who advocated compassion in healthcare.
In his acceptance speech, Dr. Saini shared his vision for a future of medicine that uses new technologies for socially responsible goals while keeping empathy and human connection in medicine at the forefront. Watch the video or read an excerpt from the transcript of his speech below.
The Art of Healing by Dr. Saini: “For thousands of years, shamans have accompanied us every time we fell ill, whether serious or minor, and reminded us of our frailty and fragility in this world. Healer has always been honored – healing when successful, but mostly for being a trusted companion on unwelcome journeys.
AI by Dr. SainiMore than that, they democratize expertise and the division of labor between knowledge workers and manual workers. Most importantly, by helping non-experts understand complex issues, set priorities and make trade-offs, health policy itself can be improved. But the barriers are enormous: AI models trained on backward-looking datasets reproduce biases and reinforce outdated paradigms. Need increases the risk of monopoly by the minority The point is machines have no value They don’t care about people So we all need AI’s role in reshaping healthcare There is an urgent need to discuss
About Dr. Saini’s future: “There is a growing yearning all over the world…because people want to escape the dead end of modernity and return to a geography of connection and solidarity – solidarity with each other and with the natural world. , we may become a tool of tools, turning machine intelligence into an enemy of human liberty, and if successful, will enable all healthcare workers to focus their energies on proper care for patients. Freed from the burden of repetition, we could enjoy a future of radical fulfillment and a democracy of knowledge that enables a democracy of health. If we can imagine the future, we can create it, a world where we return to our role as shamans in our digital villages and are free to focus on what matters most: warmth, empathy. , and a deep human presence that can overcome the anxiety of the clinical moment.”