According to the Chief Executive Officer at Royal Phillips, Mr. Frans van Houten, Artificial Intelligence will be making health care a lot more, precise, accessible, and predictive. He also believes that it has the potential to radically transform the hospitals of today into the health enterprises of tomorrow.
“At some point in time we all may get to the hospital’s emergency room and then you want to get the data around that patient as fast as possible and then determine what needs to be done,” he said talking to Ms. Maria Bartiromo from FOX business on Tuesday, April 9th.
From barely an electronics giant, Royal Philips has developed into a leader of technology in health care by placing its greatest bets on healthcare technology’s future.
Mr. Frans van Houten believes that by utilizing artificial intelligence in the health care department, medicine could actually be made all the more human as doctors would be given more time for interaction with their patients.
“I don’t think it’s going to replace doctors on a large scale,” said Mr. van Houten.
Now that technology has advanced so much and there is a massive increase in the power of the computer along with the invention of new storage equipment and devices, the amount of data regarding healthcare that is being collected in the hospitals today has greatly outpaced our previous ability to analyze it. However, the concern continues to grow whether all the data that is being collected is actually being used for the improvement of quality and efficiency of healthcare or not.
“Health care is about access, it’s about affordability, it’s about precision care for the individual,” he explained. “As we have a growing and aging population with more chronic disease, there aren’t even enough workers to support the world’s health challenges.”