Artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare means robotic surgeries, replacing doctors with machines, and digital pathology and diagnosis—right? While there’s a lot of excitement about the role that AI will play in the healthcare space, how it will actually show up is yet to be determined.
Despite the enthusiasm, implementing AI methods in healthcare settings is still a rarity. Last year the overwhelming majority of healthcare delivered in the US had little to no AI involvement. But that doesn't mean it's not top of mind. In fact, 85% of US health executives believe AI will have a central role in healthcare within the next three years. So when it does arrive, it’s going to happen fast.
But what will it look like? We don’t see AI showing up in a futuristic, robots-rule-healthcare, Hollywood movie type of way. In the near term, we see AI enhancing the administrative side of healthcare more so than the clinical. We expect AI and associated technologies like natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to play a major role in healthcare communications. In fact, this has already begun. AI can help engage members and patients on a deeper, more personalized level to move people to health action and ultimately, better health outcomes.
New content by TT Capital Partners tackles this topic head on by asking the question: is artificial intelligence really smart enough to transform healthcare?
This piece authored by Donnacha O'Sullivan and Brian Thomas explores 3 important areas within healthcare that are likely to gain the most benefit from AI in the realistic future.
These areas include:
- Personalized healthcare communications
- Boosting productivity and reducing costs
- Gathering insights from wearables and other smart devices
Learn more and read the full article by TT Capital Partners: Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) Really Smart Enough to Transform Healthcare?
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