Allina Health commits to the safe use of artificial intelligence via White House pledge

Allina Health is among 28 health care organizations to announce their commitment.

MINNEAPOLIS (Dec. 18, 2023) — Allina Health is proud to be among a small group of health care provider and payer organizations that have voluntarily committed to the Biden-Harris Administration to harness the potential and manage the risks posed by artificial intelligence (AI). 
President Biden signed an Executive Order in October that stated the Administration placed “the highest urgency on governing the development and use of AI safely and responsibly to drive improved health outcomes for Americans while safeguarding their security and privacy.”

“Allina Health has been developing structures and processes to embrace the potential and mitigate the risks of AI. We’ve created a multi-disciplinary team to deploy and monitor this rapidly changing innovation to see how it can help us better serve patients while never losing sight of potential concerns involved with any new technology,” said David Ingham, DO, vice president, Allina Health Chief Information Officer. “As we discover and evaluate best practices for implementing novel technology, our guiding principles remain ensuring the tools are safe, ethical, efficient and effective.” 

Allina Health’s multi-disciplinary team consists of employees with expertise in information technology, security, health equity, clinical practice and patient education. 

Allina Health’s commitment stated, in part, that it would “inform users whenever they receive content that is largely AI-generated and not reviewed or edited by people. They will adhere to a risk management framework for using applications powered by foundation models—one by which they will monitor and address harms that applications might cause. At the same time, they pledge to investigating and developing valuable uses of AI responsibly, including developing solutions that advance health equity, expand access to care, make care affordable, coordinate care to improve outcomes, reduce clinician burnout, and otherwise improve the experience of patients.”