Ahead of his talk 'How can AI, focusing on productivity, capacity and patient outcomes, create a revolution towards precision health?' at Intelligent Health UK 2022 (6-7 April, ExCeL London), we asked Dr. Mathias Goyen, Chief Medical Officer EMEA at GE Healthcare, his thoughts on the future of AI in healthcare.
Mathias is currently the Chief Medical Officer EMEA for GE Healthcare, a $17 billion division of General Electric. Mathias is responsible for leading GE Healthcare’s medical, clinical and evidence generation strategies for product modalities in Europe, the Middle East & Africa. Together with his team he provides leadership in healthcare economics and outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research to develop customer value propositions for new and existing products.
How do you think AI will make its biggest mark in healthcare in the next 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
If you could solve any global health problem in the world with AI, what would it be?
Presuming that was solved, what would your second choice be?
What excites you most about the application of AI in healthcare?
What excited me the most about AI in healthcare is its potential to truly augment the daily work of technologists, radiologists, and other clinicians in the hospital. However, from a clinician’s or radiologist’s perspective AI is only accepted if it doesn’t get more complicated. The irony is that while technology is designed to help productivity, it can add more work and complexity. The best AI application is the one that is invisible, that is seamlessly integrated into the clinical workflow, doing the magic in the background thereby truly empowering physicians to focus on patient care.
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?
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