An Interview with Rishi Das-Gupta, Chief Executive, Health Innovation Network

Posted by Intelligent Health on Mar 13, 2023 9:00:00 AM
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Ahead of Intelligent Health UK (24-25 May 2023, ExCeL London), we asked Rishi Das-Gupta, Chief Executive at Health Innovation Network, his thoughts on the future of AI in healthcare.
If you could solve any global health problem in the world with AI, what would it be?

It's tempting to try to solve really complex problems with AI at the outset - but given that we are pretty risk averse in healthcare I'd like to focus on tasks where AI has advantages and humans make errors - such as transcribing medication charts between EHRs and generating discharge letters.
Presuming that was solved, what would your second choice be?
Identifying when people who are living alone are well (and hence when they're ill). There are lots of approaches to doing this and combining them, applying AI techniques has a lot of appeal. As our population ages and rates of living alone increase, this problem will grow.
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How do you think AI will make its biggest mark in healthcare in the next 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
In 5 years - we'll provide decision support in most imaging and test interpretation along with support developing and interpreting narrative.
In 10 years - I hope we'll have intelligent digital assistants that support people living with conditions and improve the reach of human clinicians to support more people and focus on those who need help the most.
In 20 years - I hope we can integrate the big data captured over the next 10-15 years with robust genomics data to realise the personalised care paradigm we've been looking for over the last 2 decades.
What excites you most about the application of AI in healthcare?
AI could help empower patients in a way that traditional interactions with clinicians haven't. They also offer the opportunity to support and skill -up clinical staff operating independently.
What’s your biggest fear in relation to the application of AI in the health/medicine field?
My biggest worry is that data used to drive AI isn't representative of the general population and so perpetuates existing inequalities - so we can't take our eye off this one!
How do you think AI will cause human contact in healthcare to change in the future?
I hope that AI will help people come to conversations better informed.
What does AI mean for the skill requirements of health professionals? How will it change?
Clinicians working alone will have access to decision support and can make decisions quickly - only referring to specialists when the confidence of the individual and AI are low
Why did you choose to present at Intelligent Health?

It's a great conference both in UK and Basel and I always leave having had a truly eye-opening conversation.

We cannot wait to see Rishi at Intelligent Health UK on 24th-25th May in London!.

The Intelligent Health team



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Intelligent Health UK
24-25 May 2023
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13-14 September 2023

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