We spoke to Dr. João Pedro Colaço, Intensive Care and Internal Medicine Consultant at Hospital da Luz, who will be presenting a practical, real world AI use case at Intelligent Health UK 2022 (6-7 April, ExCeL London).
João's interest in the use of digital tools has led to improvements and the upgrading of available tools in all of the hospitals he has worked for and to create new tools and solutions like the one being presented. His passion and some proficiency in coding has also led him to create his own app, listed in the App Store under the name ‘Remarkable Edge’.
If you could solve any global health problem in the world with AI, what would it be??
What excites you most about the application of AI in healthcare?
Reducing medical error and improve response time in acute care (I'm a Critical Care doctor so his were my interests are).
What’s your biggest fear in relation to the application of AI in the health/medicine field?
How do you think AI will cause human contact in healthcare to change in the future?
It will reduce the contact in some settings, but it will always be present and more meaningful.
What does AI mean for the skill requirements of health professionals? How will it change?
Which 2 people do you admire most in the world of AI in healthcare in terms of their work?
The Intelligent Health team