No. 2 Medical Innovation for 2019: The Advent of AI in Healthcare

A gamechanger for healthcare decision-making

Once thought as a futuristic threat to humankind, artificial intelligence is now a part of everyday life. In healthcare, AI is changing the game with its applications in decision support, image analysis and patient triage. Today, artificial intelligence is helping physicians make smarter decisions at the point of care, taking the hassle and uncertainty out of viewing patient scans, and reducing physician burnout. For instance, machine learning algorithms have the ability to highlight problem areas on images, aiding in the screening process. Additionally, with their ability to reduce clinical variation and duplicative testing while ensuring patient safety, decision support systems quickly make sense of the mountains of data within a physician’s EMR system. With AI’s continued integration into healthcare, caring for patients has become a matter of working smarter, not harder.

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In this video, learn why AI in healthcare is one of Cleveland Clinic’s top 10 medical innovations for 2019.