81% of healthcare execs say they're not prepared for potential social, liability issues of AI

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As healthcare executives adopt artificial intelligence tools at an unprecedented scale, many have begun to realize they must prepare for the potential social or liability issues automated decision-making may create, according to an Accenture report.

For the report, the professional services company surveyed C-suite executives from 100 healthcare organizations about their firm's technology adoption and investment.

Here are five survey insights into how healthcare executives are adopting AI:

1. Fifty-three percent of executives plan to invest in AI systems, with 86 percent of respondents indicating their organizations use data to drive automated decision-making at an "unprecedented scale."

2. Eighty-six percent of respondents have not yet invested in capabilities to verify data sources across their systems, leaving room for inaccurate or biased data to skew results.

3. The majority of executives — 89 percent — indicated the issue of data integrity will grow exponentially as their organization relies more heavily on data-driven decisions.

4. The majority of respondents — 81 percent — agree they are not prepared to face the potential social and liability issues associated with explaining their AI-based decisions, should an issue arise.

5. Roughly three-quarters of executives — 73 percent — intend to develop internal ethical standards for AI to ensure their systems act responsibly.

To access Accenture's report, click here.

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