McGuffey's AI Readers

McGuffey's AI Readers

McGuffey's AI readers

McGuffey Readers, formally McGuffey’s Eclectic Readers, are a series of elementary school reading books that were widely used in American schools beginning in the 1830s.

Compiled by educator William Holmes McGuffey, the McGuffey Readers helped to standardize English language usage in the United States and not only reflected the moral values of the country in the 19th century but also shaped them. With more than 122 million copies reputedly sold by 1925, the McGuffey Readers taught more Americans to read than any other textbook.

When it comes to teaching health professional AI entrepreneurship literacy, there are many resources for learners at each level. Here are some articles that will get you started:

1. Barrier to AI dissemination and implementation in medicine

2. AI in Surgery: Potential and Problems

3. How medicine is being changed by the growing adoption and deployment of AI and Machine Learning.

4. The AI landscape with Dr. Anthony Chang


5. The legal, regulatory, behavioral and economic challenges of AI 

6. Report from the AI trenches

7. AI leadership challenges

8. Free webcasts and seminars about AI in medicine

9. The American Board of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

10. 10 questions for AI entrepreneurs

What keeps healthcare execs up at night and how are they using AI to help them sleep?


While I hope you find these resources useful, I don't think they will reflect the moral values of AI in medicine. That will take more than a one-room school house and Zoom.

Digital Health Entrepreneurship is available on Amazon and Springer.

Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA is the President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs.

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  • Lily Rose

    I have found memories of “McGuffey’s Eclectic Readers”.

  • Gavin Matthews

    The current pandemic overwhelmed health systems and exposed limitations in delivering care and reducing health care costs.

  • Kelly Latimer

    AI is gaining traction in healthcare

  • Paul Hardy

    Thanks for the info

  • Mark Brown

    AI systems get smarter over time and have the potential to deliver superior outcomes.

  • Keith Charlton

    Healthcare entrepreneurs are utilizing the power of AI to make better predictions and proactively reaching out to consumers with information on disease progression.

  • Alex Atkinson

    AI is accelerating scientific discovery processes.

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Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA

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Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA is a professor emeritus of otolaryngology, dentistry, and engineering at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health and President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs at He has created several medical device and digital health companies. His primary research centers around biomedical and health innovation and entrepreneurship and life science technology commercialization. He consults for and speaks to companies, governments, colleges and universities around the world who need his expertise and contacts in the areas of bio entrepreneurship, bioscience, healthcare, healthcare IT, medical tourism -- nationally and internationally, new product development, product design, and financing new ventures. He is a former Harvard-Macy fellow and In 2010, he completed a Fulbright at Kings Business, the commercialization office of technology transfer at Kings College in London. He recently published "Building the Case for Biotechnology." "Optical Detection of Cancer", and " The Life Science Innovation Roadmap". He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology and Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship and Editor-in-Chief of Medscape. In addition, He is a faculty member at the University of Colorado Denver Graduate School where he teaches Biomedical Entrepreneurship and is an iCorps participant, trainer and industry mentor. He is the Chief Medical Officer at and and Chairman of the Board at GlobalMindED at, a non-profit at risk student success network. He is honored to be named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives of 2011 and nominated in 2012 and Best Doctors 2013.

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