Mark Watts has over 20 years as an imaging professional with vast expertise in imaging informatics and IT issues. He has served in many roles in both hospitals and industry as a health care vice president, imaging director, and IT consultant. His knowledge and experience in the convergence of IT and imaging has made him a sought after author, speaker and consultant. He has authored a textbook on informatics and was a pioneer in the adoption and development of PACS and VNA technologies.
For radiologists it is difficult to appreciate all that is visible. When they are looking for one abnormality they can completely miss another. Researchers call this phenomenon “inattentional blindness.”
Recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are enabling doctors to see and also predict previously unidentified patterns within medical and biological data that can inform individualized disease prevention and care. It can also be used for biomedical discovery.
AI and machine learning algorithms will need to be monitored and the risk of “drift” must be acknowledged to promote trust and confidence that 10×10 will equal 100!
Useful, adaptive technology, innovative change management processes, value added in stream workflow will lead to a breakdown of the current antiquated power structures and unleash an AI imaging revolution.
The U.S. federal government spent $35 billion to create electronic medical records (EMR) and digital information for coordination of care and payment. Admissions, discharge and transfer (ADT) are the three statuses within the health care EMR.