Confidence is high among health care industry executives that AI technologies will drive more access and affordable care.
Across the health care industry, providers, payers and other stakeholders have been challenged to reduce costs while improving quality outcomes, the patient experience, and care. Increasingly, artificial intelligence technologies are seen as the solution that will help the industry achieve these goals and move toward a better future.
In fact, an OptumIQ Annual Survey of 500 senior health care leaders from health plans, hospitals, life sciences organizations and employers recently sought to better understand attitudes toward implementing AI in health care and the barriers to adoption. It found that many industry executives are optimistic about AI’s potential and are already working to implement it into their organizations.
The expectations of how AI can benefit health care are high and at the same time some years ahead. However, as the survey data shows many organizations are taking measured steps forward to prepare for and realize the benefits of AI sooner than later. In fact, AI has already been effectively applied to help alleviate non-clinical tasks today. In many areas of hospital operations, AI promises to streamline and automate processes, freeing up clinicians’ and caregivers’ time to do what they do best—focus on human-to-human care. To learn more about how your organization can get started with AI, visit optum.com/iq.