Objective and Motivation
Healthcare bias – based on patients’ race, gender, sexual orientation – and other factors lead to health disparities, such as lack of appropriate treatment and inadequate pain support. We are investigating a new approach to address hidden healthcare bias by improving patient-doctor communication in primary care. Technology offers an opportunity to design new approaches that can make hidden bias more visible and thus addressable.
This 5-year project, funded by the National Library of Medicine (NLMR01LM013301), is a collaboration between the University of Washington and the University of California San Diego. Our ultimate goal is to create tools to support patients and the next generation of doctors to have bias-free interactions that promote healthcare access, quality, and equity.