Facts about artificial intelligence (AI) are often hard to come by. In a space that is notorious for hype and sci-fi like predictions, solid case studies and takeaways are difficult to obtain.
This is ironic considering the promise of AI for clinicians in healthcare is the ability to make more intelligence led decisions.
Thankfully the AIMed conference in 2017 (which you can watch here) was full of facts and figures shared by our speakers and faculty.
We’ve recreated the most compelling facts which you should show to your CIO today here in a fun infographic style. Enjoy!
By 2020 there will be 25 billion connected devices but there are significant barriers to data capture.
On average a physician will interrupt a patient describing their symptoms within 18 seconds. In that short time, many doctors decide on the likely diagnosis and best treatment.
8,000,000 patients a year are being falsely administered to hospital in the US for fear they will have a heart attack.
Between 2014-2016 the use of health wearables has doubled.
Almost half of sudden cardiac deaths occur outside a hospital, suggesting many people do not recognise and act on early warning signs.
12,000 people surveyed across 12 countries found most consumers are willing to substitute the care of human clincians with the use of AI and robotics technologies.
The statistics suggest that the healthcare industry is in need of more automation, moving clinicians to higher value tasks and more patient facing roles.
Despite some fear, patients are ready for more AI to be introduced into their healthcare experience if it leads to a better service with more convenience and a higher quality of care.
Investing in intelligent technologies like AI now could be a good way to get the innovation in your place of work started, because once adoption becomes widespread the pace of change will be rapid.
Early adopters will be the ones who are best placed to benefit from AI technologies.
For more facts about AI wearables and monitoring tools be sure to read the AIMed Magazine issues 01 and 02, available here.