An AI wave is poised to transform healthcare with examples ranging from supercomputers identifying hard-to-diagnose cancers; robots assisting surgeons with complex procedures; and chatbot therapists supporting patients with cognitive behavioural therapy. Increasingly, it seems as if artificial intelligence will offer new doors into the healthcare system and suggest new pathways for both patients and physicians to follow.
But up until now, there’s been a missing component in healthcare’s AI conversation: the voices of patients themselves. To get answers, Syneos Health Communications™ surveyed approximately 800 European and American patients in three disease areas—atrial fibrillation, Type 2 diabetes, breast cancer—and approximately 200 caregivers for people with Parkinson’s disease. In an online survey and in follow-up focus groups, we asked patients about their expectations and concerns around the potential role of AI in diagnosis, treatment and support in their day-to-day lives. The findings present a unique window onto patients’ hopes and fears in an age of ever-increasing accelerations.
Click below to download our 2018 AI Report, that lays out the survey results coupled with additional insight from follow-up focus groups exploring current ideas, expectations and concerns about AI from these patients and caregivers.
Additionally, access below our perspectives on the healthcare-AI landscape.
Artificial Intelligence for Authentic Engagement
Over 2017, Artificial Intelligence became a mainstream topic of conversation, with industry, investors and the media discussing its possible impact on all areas of our personal and professional lives.Download Report
The Syneos Health Podcast: Artificial Intelligence for Authentic Engagement
Since Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey introduced the prospect of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with the spaceship computer system HAL, the world has had a rollercoaster relationship with the idea - from hope to hype, and everywhere in between.Listen
AI + Patients: The Future Is Now
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Pharma and AI: Help doctors with AI assistants but don’t try to replace them
This FiercePharma article highlights our new AI research where we surveyed approx. 800 European and American patients in 3 disease areas – atrial fibrillation, Type 2 diabetes, breast cancer – and approx. 200 caregivers for people with Parkinson’s disease.Read Article
When It Comes to Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, Patients Fear the Replacement of Doctors, Yet Are Open to AI Nurse Support
New Data from Global Survey Reveals Expectations and Concerns of Patients and Caregivers Confronting a Future with Artificial IntelligenceRead Article
Using 46 Billion Data Points to Predict Hospital Medical Outcomes
Google recently announced a new research paper where researchers used 46 billion data points to help predict medical outcomes within a hospital setting.Read Article
Talk Healthy to Me
There has never been a better time to talk about Voice. Last year, Gartner predicted that by 2020 the average person would be having more conversations with virtual bots and assistants than with their spouse.Read Article
AI: The next great augmentation tool
Check out the KNect365 article for a recap of the session at the Digital Medicine & Medtech Showcase luncheon panel moderated by AJ Triano, SVP Engagement Strategy. This session was held on January 9th in San Francisco.Read Article
AI Saves Lives
Flying in the face of Sarah Connor and Elon Musk’s worst fears, artificial intelligence is saving lives worldwide. Facebook recently made news by expanding its suicide prevention efforts to include AI-powered intervention.Read Article