The health care environment can put physicians and other clinicians at high risk for burnout: a condition identified by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and a lack of sense of personal accomplishment. Artificial intelligence (AI) offers some assistance in this area. Healthcare Finance brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “AI can help make physicians’ lives easier.

One way that AI can help is to make care keyboard-free. This means physicians would spend less of their time with a patient in front of a computer. The technology would require a visual interface or dictation, but it isn’t that far off. Other steps that can help with burnout is medical scribes, automated or otherwise.

Burnout and stress in healthcare constitute an ongoing issue that’s been exacerbated this past year by the COVID-19 pandemic. It takes a toll on physicians, their patients and their practices.

Most organizations don’t understand how AI systems make the decisions they do, and as a result, how the results are being applied in the various fields. Explainable AI is used to describe an AI model, its expected impact and potential biases. Why is this important? Because explainability becomes critical when the results can have an impact on saving lives.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the intelligence and the technology behind world-class explainable AI solutions.