Mobilizing health equity through Computable Biomedical Knowledge (CBK): a call to action to the library, information sciences, and health informatics communities

Nancy J. Allee, Gerald Perry, Gabriel R.rios, Joshua C. Rubin, Vignesh Subbian, Deborah E. Swain, Terrie R. Wheeler

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Abstract

The twin pandemics of COVID-19 and structural racism brought into focus health disparities and disproportionate impacts of disease on communities of color. Health equity has subsequently emerged as a priority. Recognizing that the future of health care will be informed by advanced information technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and algorithmic applications, the authors argue that to advance towards states of improved health equity, health information professionals need to engage in and encourage the conduct of research at the intersections of health equity, health disparities, and computational biomedical knowledge (CBK) applications. Recommendations are provided with a means to engage in this mobilization effort.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-163
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Medical Library Association
Volume112
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2024

Keywords

  • Algorithms
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computing Methodologies
  • Health Equity
  • Health Inequalities
  • Health Status Disparities
  • Information Science
  • Library Science
  • Machine Learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Library and Information Sciences

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