EIT Health and McKinsey & Company collaborated on a joint report, “Transforming healthcare with AI: The impact on the healthcare workforce and organizations”, which was released in March 2020 in Brussels. The report explores the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the future of healthcare and its workforce. It also defines the new organizational models and skillsets healthcare professionals will need to support AI adoption and scaling.
The report offers a unique perspective of public and private-sector decision-makers and thought leaders through 62 interviews, alongside healthcare professionals, health investors and AI start-up founders and other executives via an in-depth survey of 175 people.
The findings support a discussion alongside recommendations in the following areas:
- Healthcare is one of the major success stories of our times, but it is also in crisis. Healthcare providers face rising demand, increasing delivery costs and workforce shortages, as well as the need to adapt to new ways of working that maximize on innovative technology to deliver better quality care.
- While most healthcare practitioners are unlikely to be displaced by AI, their professional lives will be augmented, supported and in some cases, challenged, by the introduction of AI.
- AI is not a panacea for healthcare systems – it comes with strings attached. Healthcare decision-makers, healthcare providers and healthcare practitioners must work together to resolve ethical and practical concerns around AI in healthcare and ensure populations reap the full benefits of AI.
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