Artificial Intelligence in Hospitals

How hospitals are balancing innovation and privacy

BY: Erin Eiselein and Anna-Liisa Mullis

In an era rife with disagreement over practically every facet of the health care system, there appears to be little disagreement that machine learning and artificial intelligence have significant roles to play in the future of the health care industry.

According to a 2017 survey by Healthcare IT News and the HIMSS Analytics Market Indicator, about 5 percent of health care organizations are currently using AI.

In the next five years, however, that number is expected to grow to around 50 percent.

For hospitals wanting to innovate through machine learning or AI, it is critical that they do so in a way that ensures the privacy of patient data.

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