Evaluating implicit bias with contemporary electronic medical records
Alexandre Tran, MD, MSc.
Award: 2021 Compassion and AI Grant
- Electronic Medical Records
- Implicit Bias
- Traumatic Hemorrhage
Clinical Fellow, Critical Care, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Delayed recognition of bleeding severity among trauma patients leads to delays in treatment and higher risk of death. Trauma disproportionately affects patients of lower socioeconomic status (SES). These patients are vulnerable to implicit bias and are more likely to receive a lesser quality of care. Alexandre’s study will investigate the influence of SES on appropriateness and timeliness of medical interventions, capitalizing on improvements in accuracy and completeness of data capture with electronic medical record implementation.