Sara GerkeFebruary 2022 — Professor Sara Gerke co-authors a new piece in PLOS Digital Health about questions of explainability for AI-based clinical decision support systems. Her co-authors include scholars from the University of Copenhagen, ETH Zurich, Goethe University, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Cornell Tech, and the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

With the fast growth of artificial intelligence in the health system, questions are raised about the explainability for AI-based clinical decision support systems. Professor Gerke and her co-authors review the central arguments for and against explainability for such support systems, thereby considering a specific use case – an AI-based clinical decision support system that is currently used to detect patients with life-threatening cardiac arrest in emergency call settings.

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Professor Sara Gerke is an Assistant Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson Law. Her research focuses on the ethical and legal challenges of artificial intelligence and big data for health care and health law in the United States and Europe. Before joining Penn State Dickinson Law, Professor Gerke served as a Research Fellow in Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and Law at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School for the Project on Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law (PMAIL).