The growing media interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) has now also reached the healthcare sector. AI in this space may result in better services and more reliable products, and its potential ranges from IT tools that can detect anomalies in X-ray and MRI scans to devices that present users with possible diagnoses. There is a large number of pilot projects with a primary focus on the field of medical diagnostics and care; however, in this context, it is important to state that AI in healthcare will not be a disruptive force but rather has the potential to deliver value throughout the entire healthcare segment, by improving quality, productivity and the level of service. However, the widespread technological and regulatory restrictions the technology currently faces limit its potential to become a disruptive force, at least in the short term.

 

Contents:

Digital health – a prerequisite for AI’s growth

  • Introduction to digital health and classification in PAC’s digital context
  • What are the major forces driving digital transformation in healthcare?

AI has the potential to positively impact healthcare

  • Major benefits of AI in healthcare
  • Application areas of AI in healthcare

AI’s long and difficult path to acceptance and distribution

  • What are major challenges?
  • How can health ministries and government systems contribute?
  • What potential do start-ups have?

PAC’s recommendations

  • Recommendations for IT providers
  • Recommendations for IT buyers

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