AI for precision medicine 'top of mind' in 5 years, health system execs say

Health system executives expect artificial intelligence tools for precision medicine to have a significant effect on their organizations in the next five years, according to a report from the Center for Connected Medicine, an executive briefing center operated by GE Healthcare, Nokia and UPMC in Pittsburgh.

The Health Management Academy, a network of health system executives, conducted two surveys and a set of interviews in partnership with the Center for Connected Medicine for the report on "top of mind" health IT challenges and opportunities. The report includes perspectives from 44 health system executives based on surveys and interviews conducted during mid- to late-2018.

Here are the most popular responses health system executives provided when asked to select the five emerging IT tools they expect to have the biggest effect on their business five years from now:

1. AI for precision medicine: 62 percent

2. Consumer technologies: 56 percent

3. Genomics: 54 percent

4. AI for imaging or diagnostics: 52 percent

5. Telemedicine: 48 percent

6. Cybersecurity: 43 percent

7. Disease management technologies: 35 percent

8. EHR interoperability: 30 percent

9. Internet of things: 29 percent

10. Blockchain: 25 percent

11. Health system consumer tools: 21 percent

12. Cloud computing: 19 percent

12. Other types of AI: 19 percent

Three percent of the surveyed executives responded "other."

To download the Center for Connected Medicine's report, click here.

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