1 in 3 healthcare execs are afraid AI may make a fatal error, survey finds

Healthcare executives know artificial intelligence is coming to their industry, but not all of them are ready for it, a recent Intel and Convergys Analytics survey found.

About  200 U.S. healthcare decision-makers took part in the survey on their attitudes toward AI.

Here are three survey findings:

1. Here is how long healthcare leaders think it will take for AI to be widespread in healthcare:

  • Under two years: 19 percent
  • Three to five years: 35 percent
  • Five to 10 years: 32 percent
  • More than 10 years: 11 percent

2. Here are the aspects healthcare leaders think AI will most improve:

  • Predictive analytics for intervention: 91 percent
  • Clinical decision support: 91 percent
  • Care coordination efforts: 88 percent
  • Efficiency and decrease healthcare costs: 83 percent
  • Task automation to increase face-to-face time with patients: 75 percent

3. Here are the reasons healthcare leaders are skeptical of using AI:

  • AI could be responsible for a fatal error: 54 percent
  • AI could  be poorly implemented or won't work properly: 53 percent
  • AI could be overhyped and not meet expectations: 49 percent

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