Expectations are high for the impact that artificial intelligence can play in healthcare, but most experts admit that the industry is still early in the process of researching one-off uses for AI in healthcare settings. Still, many predict that many opportunities will soon emerge to take full advantage of advanced computing technologies.
Recently, faculty members of Partners HealthCare ranked artificial intelligence-enabled technologies that will have the greatest impact on medicine in the next 12 months. More than 60 in-person and telephone interviews were conducted with Partners HealthCare faculty to nominate the breakthrough innovations. To be considered for the annual ranking, nominated healthcare innovations had to have strong potential for significant clinical impact and patient benefit in comparison to current medical practices, as well as be on the market by 2020.