AI in Healthcare Newsletter from December 31, 2018
Change Builds from Within
Year after year, the US population grows and ages. As tech literacy, use, and reliance increase for all ages, patients expect more convenience, understanding, and innovation from their healthcare experiences. As big tech and traditional healthcare rise to meet these challenge, what will their methods be, and what can we expect to see in 2019?
Welcome to 2024
Some are already thinking far beyond the new year. Whether when it comes to technology and service innovations in virtual care, patient transportation, or adding a personal touch, the seeds for future improvement are best sown today. Hospitals have begun laying the foundation for that better future.
AI is a Big Word, but What Does it Mean?
The meaning of artificial intelligence in healthcare changes from year to year, because its boundaries ever expand. To understand and keep up to date, pay attention to the tools and applications being developed and used, not only those being touted. By learning about the voice assistants, data analyses, and chatbots that are being built and used today, you can glimpse what 2019 has in store.
If Divided We Work, Then Together We Fall
It's no secret that siloed records, cloistered workflows, and asymmetric information are headaches for hospital systems and departments. The same problem of 'I do my thing you do yours' can cripple the work between hospitals and technologists. By allowing one another to see what goes on in each's work and practice, a better partnership is formed, and better results achieved.
Year of the Operationalized AI
You won't find this one on your horoscope or zodiac calendar, but the signs are there that 2019 will be a big year of operationalization of healthcare AI technologies. AI will help clinicians achieve results in workflow, patient experience, and data management. We'll bet on it, since we'll work on it.