Artificial intelligence in healthcare is an ongoing hot topic for the experts.
A.I. tools and inexpensive diagnostic software could soon become as essential to physicians as the stethoscope was in the past. AI can be sliced and diced many different ways and will change the role of physicians in the future.
In addition to altering the function of physicians, two AI approaches currently available, natural-language processing and real-time machine learning, could radically improve physician performance.
“Natural-language processing” helps computers understand and interpret human speech and writing. The software allows computers to review thousands electronic medical records and illuminate the best steps to evaluate and manage patients with multiple illnesses.
The second approach, “Real-time machine learning”, involves using computers to watch and learn from doctors at work. These computers record and analyze how the best physicians achieve superior outcomes.
One of the biggest barriers of AI use in medicine is a culture that often values doctor intuition over evidence-based solutions. While the timing may be unclear, AI will disrupt healthcare landscape.
We have conducted a survey amongst the healthcare members of our community asking them:
"Could the use Artificial Intelligence radically improve physician performance?"
A cross-continental analysis amongst United States, Canada and Europe shows a shared opinion on the improvement A.I. will bring to healthcare.
The European countries surveyed showed results which reflect the overall trend.
AI based healthcare can lighten the load of doctors and nurses but full on dependence on AI, at this early stage needs to be avoided.