Addressing Algorithmic Bias Only One Part of Broader Societal Effort, AMIA Tells AHRQ

May 4, 2021

In comments to submitted to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), AMIA stressed that “data creation and collection and algorithm development, deployment, and evaluation do not occur in a value-free vacuum.” Thus, while “there are systematic steps and approaches that can be helpful in both recognizing and reducing the impact of bias on the output and use of such algorithms,” these efforts “are not themselves sufficient steps in the wider societal effort to root out racial and ethnic bias in healthcare and beyond.”