BrandPost: The New Radiology Assistant: Artificial Intelligence
The healthcare industry is in the midst of a perfect storm. As our population grows and ages, healthcare costs are rising at unsustainable rates. Against that backdrop, we have too few physicians, a problem that is expected to become more acute over the coming decade. A study conducted for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) predicts that the U.S. will face a shortage of 42,600 to 121,300 physicians by 2030. This shortage is expected to be particularly large in specialty-care fields.
All of this points to the need to improve the efficiency of our healthcare processes and the productivity of our physicians. One of the keys to meeting these goals is the use of artificial intelligence to assist physicians in the diagnostic process.