Exploring healthcare experts’ involvement in designing ADM applications for Clinical Decision-Making
Recording from AI Lund lunch seminar 22 February 2023
Topic: Exploring healthcare experts’ involvement in designing ADM applications for Clinical Decision-Making
- Bertil Rolandsson, Professor, Sociology, Lund University and Sociology and Work Science, Göteborg University
- Magnus Bergquist, Professor, School of Information Technology, Halmstad University
When: 22 February at 12.00-13.15
Spoken language: English
This seminar reports from an investigation of how healthcare experts engage in the development of Automated Decision Making (ADM), and how their discretionary work unfolds through the participation in designing ADM applications in different use contexts.
Drawing on semi-structured interviews, the chapter theorises discretionary work by showing how institutionalised demands for accountability and accuracy forge the healthcare experts’ delegation of decisions using algorithms.
Contrary to research claiming that ADM is about to outperform healthcare experts and make the need for clinical reasoning dispensable, the study shows that the introduction of ADM raises new demands for expertise and human accountability, whereby ADM is integrated into an existing professional practice of exploration.