AI in Healthcare: Keys to a Smarter Future
With advances in artificial intelligence, we have entered a new era of medicine and an opportunity to improve the quality and efficiency of care.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is receiving a lot of attention from investors, the press, and the labor force across all industries. While AI has already achieved widespread adoption in certain sectors, the complexities of healthcare have resulted in slower adoption. However, the urgency and opportunity still exist, and properly managed AI will be a boon to healthcare by helping automate the most mundane and repetitious tasks, enabling providers to focus more time on patient care.
This paper examines the progress and adoption of AI across all sectors, the challenges and promise of AI in healthcare, and takes the position that integrating this technology into existing workflows at the point of care is essential to widespread adoption. It's also a guide for healthcare professionals to understand how, when, and where AI can be most effective and achieve the greatest impact.
Over the past several years, AI has multiplied productivity across a range of human endeavors, and its widespread adoption into everyday life is accelerating at a rapid pace. In the U.S., 85% of Americans report using at least one of six devices, programs or services that feature elements of artificial intelligence.1 It helps us travel along the fastest possible routes (and will shortly power self-driving cars), it makes smart recommendations about the media we consume, and it accurately auto-fills tedious forms. AI is all around us, seamlessly integrated within the devices, programs and services we consume, enabling us to make more informed decisions.
While AI is becoming ubiquitous, we have yet to realize the game-changing clinical, operational, and financial opportunities that await us in healthcare. However, AI has already begun making progress to solve process inefficiencies, tedious and expensive procedures, guard against human error, and promises to usher in a new era of patient care. Unlocking this potential will require a closer collaboration between the creators of AI and the providers who use it since the contours of healthcare are complex, dynamic, and highly regulated.
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