The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the medical sciences will be good for early disease diagnosis, but it will not replace the usability of doctors, according to an expert, who also said that doctors who do not employ AI would be replaced.
A brief about according to experts, AI will not replace doctors but doctors who do not employ AI will be replaced
Sangeeta Reddy, Joint Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals, said ANI in an exclusive interview, “Artificial intelligence can help in early diagnosis. Disease incidence will decrease, while care quality will improve and universal access to care will be realised.”
“AI will not replace doctors, but those doctors who do not use AI will be replaced,” she continued.
According to the expert, an illness cannot be cured by code (as employed in AI) and that nurses and doctors will always be needed.
She elaborated on the significance of AI and the objective of the two-day meeting with worldwide healthcare specialists.
“Basically, for the last 9 -10 years, we’ve been holding this conference on transforming healthcare with IT and patient safety, and the concept is truly that healthcare is transforming at a very rapid rate, and technology is allowing that transition,” she explained.
The expert went on to demonstrate how to use the hospital information system without making any mistakes.
“Whether it’s in the realm of patient safety or quality, in standardised routes in hospital information systems, all of these are assisting in repeating the same process flawlessly with no error,” she explained.
Reddy went on to say that when there is a small margin of error, patient safety improves. “Whether it’s in the realm of patient safety or quality, in standardised pathways in hospital information systems, all of these are assisting in repeating the same process flawlessly and without error. As a result, reducing errors increases patient safety. So that’s the hospital Information System part, but the globe is expanding. So, as I previously stated, care is shifting from the hospital to the clinic, from the clinic to the house, and from the home to a 24×7 ubiquitous access to care provided by the mobile phone “She stated.
She stated that on February 5, the hospital made a free Clinical Intelligence Engine available to all clinicians.
“We launched and gave to India on February 5, our Chairman’s birthday. All doctors will be able to use the Clinical Intelligence Engine (CIE) for free. This is the start of an AI engine that can advise a doctor on the best and most appropriate care. I’d like to emphasise that this is not for individual patients “Reddy stated.
“So, like in the previous example, if a patient has a cough, you will describe it is a dry cough. How long has it been, and what are the symptoms? Is it the flu? Are you in Delhi, which has high pollution levels? However, that patient may have been treated for lung cancer a month ago. So his doctor would be aware of everything. As a result, this tool is not for the general public, but it is provided free of charge to any doctor in India to help them treat patients more effectively, and this engine will grow in strength over time “She stated.