Artificial intelligence: opportunities and implications for the health workforce

International Health
Volume 12, Issue 4, July 2020
https://academic.oup.com/inthealth/issue/12/4

 

Artificial intelligence: opportunities and implications for the health workforce
Indrajit Hazarika
International Health, Volume 12, Issue 4, July 2020, Pages 241–245, https://doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihaa007
Abstract
Healthcare involves cyclic data processing to derive meaningful, actionable decisions. Rapid increases in clinical data have added to the occupational stress of healthcare workers, affecting their ability to provide quality and effective services. Health systems have to radically rethink strategies to ensure that staff are satisfied and actively supported in their jobs. Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to augment provider performance. This article reviews the available literature to identify AI opportunities that can potentially transform the role of healthcare providers. To leverage AI’s full potential, policymakers, industry, healthcare providers and patients have to address a new set of challenges. Optimizing the benefits of AI will require a balanced approach that enhances accountability and transparency while facilitating innovation.