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Is AI going to replace occupational therapy?
There’s no doubt that this technology will transform healthcare. It will surely accelerate the existing move toward healthcare taking place at home.
To help us wrap our minds around this transformation, we review an article that explores three technologies:
- Artificial intelligence
The article explores how the above technologies are being used in chronic disease management. The authors also introduce a patient-centered management framework based on AI. They close out the article by discussing the potential shortcomings of this new paradigm.
After we review the article, we’ll host a guest whose career demonstrates OTs’ involvement in this transformation of healthcare. Sarah Brzeszkiewicz, OTR/L is the clinical advisor at Sensi.ai, where she’s helping to pioneer AI’s role in home care. She and I will discuss the implications of this research, including how AI is best seen as a tool and an opportunity…rather than a threat.
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Primary Journal Article Explored
When you log in, be sure to check out the OT Potential Club’s written breakdown of the following research article. Then, share your questions and thoughts with fellow practitioners.
- Integration of artificial intelligence, Blockchain, and wearable technology for Chronic Disease Management: A new paradigm in smart healthcare
Supporting Research and Journal Articles
- The role of Artificial Intelligence in future rehabilitation services: A systematic literature review
- Deep learning for neuroimaging-based diagnosis and rehabilitation of autism spectrum disorder: A Review
- You will be able identify possibilities for how OTs can begin incorporating data from wearables into treatment.
- You will be able to recognize how AI may be utilized to support assessment by occupational therapists.
Intro (5 minutes)
Breakdown and analysis of journal article (5 minutes)
- 00:00:00 OT and AI Intro
- 00:01:14 OT Potential Podcast Intro
- 00:03:03 Challenges of Chronic Disease Management
- 00:04:18 AI, Blockchain, and Wearables for Chronic Disease Management
- 00:08:18 Practical Applications
- 00:11:38 Ethical risks
Discussion on practical implications for OTs (with Sarah Brzeszkiewicz) (50 minutes)
- 00:15:07 How Sarah found OT
- 00:17:57 Becoming a Clinical Advisor at an AI Company
- 00:23:16 How Her Company Uses AI & How Sarah Uses her OT Skillset
- 00:30:32 Article-Takeaways
- 00:32:57 Benefits of this New AI Paradigm
- 00:34:59 Challenges in this New AI-powered Paradigm
- 00:42:19 Opportunities for OTs in AI
- 00:49:36 First Steps for OTs to Get Involved in AI
- 00:53:56 How We Need to Change as a Profession
- 01:02:00 Final Thoughts
1 hour (0.1 AOTA CEUs). Released online from Aurora, NE.
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Target Audience/Educational Level
Our target audience is occupational therapy practitioners who are looking to learn about OT and AI. The educational level is introductory.
Financial and Non-financial Disclosures
It is the policy of OT Potential to disclose any financial and non-financial interest the provider or instructor may have in a product or service mentioned during an activity. This is to ensure that the audience is made aware of any bias of the speaker.
We here at OT Potential have no financial stake in this topic. Our guest, Sarah Brzeszkiewicz, also has no financial disclosures.
Sarah Brzeszkiewicz has a Masters in Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. She has been practicing OT for 8 years. Her direct patient care experience has been primarily in inpatient neurorehabilitation specializing in stroke and TBI populations.
She has worked at top tier institutions including Shirley Ryan Abilitylab in Chicago, IL and St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Austin, TX. Sarah has also been involved as a clinical researcher on projects targeting Parkinson Disease & stroke recovery. She transitioned her clinical work into the health technology industry late 2022 joining the startup company Sensi.AI where she currently works as a Clinical Advisor. Read full bio.
Sarah’s passion is helping fellow OT practitioners translate evidence into daily practice. Sarah earned her BA in religion from St. Olaf College, then earned her master’s degree in occupational therapy from New York University in 2011.
Since then, she’s worked in numerous facilities, including a critical access hospital, an acute trauma hospital, and a state inpatient psychiatric hospital. Sarah is the founder/owner of OT Potential. Read more about OT Potential here.
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