The advent of artificial intelligence in medicine and healthcare is causing alarm among patient advocates and healthcare professionals. Many believe that the rapid and unregulated development of artificial intelligence will increase risk for patients. Others view the rise of artificial intelligence as necessary to reduce patient risk and improve care outcomes.
The reality is that a lot of confusion exists on both sides of the debate. While certain aspects of the technology will undoubtedly improve care outcomes, others may lead to increased risk if not run through proper testing processes.
As such patient safety will be a key issue to consider to impact and increase adoption. It will require setting guidelines and standards. Self-regulation of quality and safety is the best way to increase adoption and growth of an industry.
SAIMAH is developing safety standards and protocols. The society will work with the academic partners and industry partners to develop these standards.