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Those designing healthcare algorithms must become actively anti-racist

Many widely used health algorithms have been shown to encode and reinforce racial health inequities, prioritizing the needs of white patients over those of patients of color. Because automated systems are becoming so crucial to access to health, researchers in the field of artificial intelligence must become actively anti-racist. Here we list some concrete steps to enable anti-racist practices in medical research and practice.

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Owens, K., Walker, A. Those designing healthcare algorithms must become actively anti-racist. Nat Med 26, 1327–1328 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-020-1020-3

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