Business Transformation Asia successfully hosted a virtual summit on ‘The Next Wave of Transformation in Healthcare with Artificial Intelligence’ on 29th April 2022. Artificial intelligence has revolutionised the way industries work these days. Healthcare has not remained untouched by the applications of artificial intelligence.
Artificial Intelligence eases reading medical patterns of the patients to provide them with better healthcare services. In the health care industry, artificial intelligence-enabled solutions can provide immediate returns through cost savings, new product development, and better consumer engagement. We shall explore how healthcare groups can scale up their artificial intelligence investments by pairing up with robust security and data governance strategy.
The greatest challenge to artificial intelligence in healthcare is not whether the technologies will be capable enough to be useful, but rather ensuring their adoption in daily clinical practice. In time, clinicians may migrate toward tasks that require unique human skills, tasks that require the highest level of cognitive function. Perhaps the only healthcare providers who will lose out on the full potential of artificial intelligence in healthcare may be those who refuse to work alongside it.
The event was joined by top industry leaders and participants including:
- Dr Ashok Choudhary, Clinical Lead and Senior Consultant, Dept. of Hepatology, Gastroenterology & Liver Transplant, Naryana Superspeciality Hospital, Gurugram.
- Sushil K. Meher, Head IT Health, AIIMS.
- Ashok Sharma, Ph.D Additional Professor, Department of Biochemistry, National Cancer Institute-India AIIMS.
- Malavika Shanker, President, Southeast Asia of GEC Media Group
- Santosh Nair, Head of Innovation and Process Consulting, APAC Siemens Healthineers – Moderator
Malavika Shanker, President, Southeast Asia GEC Media Group started the webinar with her welcome note and said, “In this webinar, we are going to explore The Next Wave of Transformation in HealthCare with Artificial Intelligence and highlighted the complexity and rise of data in healthcare means that artificial intelligence will increasingly be applied within the field. Several types of AI are already being employed by payers and providers of care, and life sciences companies.”
Santosh Nair, Head of Innovation and Process Consulting, APAC Siemens Healthineers moderated the webinar and narrated his knowledge on the present role of AI in healthcare and said, “Things are changing and hopefully coming to an end of the pandemic, but the world is still facing challenges from both man-made and natural causes. The last two years leaving a side of the negative effects what we have seen really is that there was a huge adoption of digital across the globe. But at the same time, we also know that challenges cannot be resolved with technology.”
Ability and Inability of Artificial Intelligence on Transforming Healthcare
Speaking on Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, Prof. Dr Ashok Choudhary, Clinical Lead and Senior Consultant, Dept. of Hepatology, Gastroenterology and Liver Transplant, Naryana Superspeciality Hospital said, “Artificial Intelligence in healthcare has either been used or is trending in all aspects. Artificial intelligence in healthcare is a need-based solution and it can be accurate, responsible, and objectified.”
He also highlighted the drawbacks of AI in healthcare including Accountability, Ethical, Legal Issue, Fear of insecurity, need more clinical practise.
Digital Health Transformation through AI: Current prospective in India
Speaking on the cycle of innovation, Dr Sushil K. Meher, Head IT Health, AIIMS said, “Presently, the Gene and Biotechnology is playing a major role while it is coming for artificial intelligence again. It is putting an extra layer of technology which can be used for the healthcare services. In the 21st century, the information technology, and the knowledge management system for healthcare all are in place as a revolving of the technology.”
He also discussed about the major challenges in healthcare sector including Complexity, Threat of Human Jobs, Cost, Workflow, Competing Priorities, Regulation, Legal, Liability, Human Touch.
Clinical Application of AI in Genomics – Current State and Future Directions
Dr Ashok Sharma, PhD Additional Professor, Department of Biochemistry, National Cancer Institute-India AIIMS started his speech with a brief description of Artificial Intelligence and said, “Artificial Intelligence is basically a simulation of the human intelligence process by machines, especially computer systems. It also refers to the multiple technologies that can be combined which helped machine learning, language processing, knowledge representation, expert systems.”
He added that the Artificial Intelligence play a crucial role in genomics. It helps in simplifying genome interpretation by integrating predictive methods with the growing knowledge of genetic disease.
The virtual summit was concluded with an interesting fire chat session with all the speakers and was moderated by Santosh Nair.