Artificial Intelligence: 5 Considerations for Health Systems

Artificial Intelligence: 5 Considerations for Health Systems

Posted Mar 19, 2021 from

Artificial intelligence (AI) holds tremendous potential to change dynamics in healthcare, but it is also one of the least understood technologies, as myths, promises, and valid concerns create confusion in the landscape.

According to a recent report by Optum, 83% of healthcare organizations reported having an AI strategy in place during 2020, and another 15% are planning on creating one, with many accelerating their AI deployment timelines in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The most advanced forms of AI in development are often referred to as artificial generalized intelligence, he says. This form of AI mimics the full scope of human thought and enables a computer to interact with the world and not be perceived as a machine, a phenomenon known as the Turing Test.

Another benefit AI can deliver is the potential to reduce cognitive burden and diminish provider workloads, Amarasingham says.

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