This half-day program, from 1:00-5:00 p.m., is designed for first-time attendees, students, and those wishing to brush up on the Aspen Ethical Leadership Program’s Triple-A Framework™ for ethical awareness, analysis, and action. This session will be devoted to developing a shared understanding of professional, business, and organizational ethics. We will also introduce the Giving Voice to Values® paradigm, which has been an important influence on the AELP. This session is strongly recommended for first-time AELP attendees.
Legislative bodies are directly inserting themselves into health care decisions with a slew of new laws addressing everything from medical training and licensure standards to gender-affirming care, reproductive rights, public health practice, and end-of-life care. For instance, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs decision, many states have enacted legal restrictions on medical procedures, treatments, and even conversations that are firmly within the standard of practice. Laws like these can force practitioners and health system leaders to make difficult decisions about how to care for the patients and communities they serve and adhere to professional ethics despite the potential criminalization of standard practices. This day of the program will explore opportunities for leaders to respond to these challenges in ways that mitigate risks and enhance justice through their decisions, words, and actions.
Research and real-world experiences over the past decade have demonstrated that racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination remain common in society, including in health care and even among those actively seeking to avoid being biased. Moreover, bias can be “baked in” to the systems and policies that health care leaders must navigate — and bias and injustice outside the health care system can have significant health impacts for patients and communities. What can leaders do to address bias in health care? To what extent are health care leaders ethically responsible for working to address biases outside the health care system?
View a video preview, Leading Toward Health Justice, with Dean Matthew.
There are two areas of wide agreement about the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care: it promises tremendous potential benefit, and it could cement in place or even exacerbate inequities already prevalent across the health care system. This day of the program will explore key considerations for implementing fair AI in health care, whether in using AI-powered strategies intended to transform disease diagnosis and monitoring or using AI to improve clinical workflow or optimize hospital and health system operations. How can leaders in health care increase the chances that AI will help detect, address, ameliorate or eliminate disparities in care and outcomes, rather than making them worse?
View a video preview, Justice and Bias in Healthcare AI, with Dr. Madlock-Brown
The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Colorado School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.