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Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Stock image: An abstract representation of AI.
Stock image: An abstract representation of AI.

First hour: How can AI help with medical billing?

Second hour: Local pediatrician on recent efforts to send medical relief to Ukraine

Where can artificial intelligence be helpful in the future? Or, perhaps, in the present? At a recent Rochester AI conference, one presentation focused on how AI can help with medical billing. If it works, that could affect thousands of Americans who are concerned about high deductibles -- and whether they decide to seek care at all. It could affect what we pay, and how much we understand about what we were billed. Our guest explains how AI could be used. In studio:

  • Jeff McCormack, co-founder and CEO of Iryss, Inc.

Then in our second hour, local pediatricians are leading efforts to send medical equipment to Ukraine. Through their work with Ukraine Medical Relief Fund, Dr. Yuliya Snyder, Dr. Alex Paciorkowski, and their team of volunteers have sent blankets, wound care kits, medication, defibrillators, and other medical devices and supplies to hospitals and clinicians in Ukraine. This hour, Dr. Snyder joins us to discuss the latest on the relief efforts and how medical professionals both at home and abroad are helping Ukrainians in this time of crisis. Our guest:

  • Yuliya Snyder, M.D., lead of the Child Neurology Division at Rochester Regional Health, and clinical senior instructor at the University of Rochester
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.