Dr. Eric Topol: Key thoughts AI's potential in healthcare

Written by Rachel Popa | March 13, 2019 | Print  |

In his newly released book Deep Medicine, Eric Topol, MD, cardiologist, founder and director of the La Jolla, Calif.-based Scripps Research Translational Institute and editor in chief of Medscape, dives into the potential impact of artificial intelligence could have in healthcare. He sat down with The New York Times to discuss the book, and how AI could transform healthcare.

The key details to know:

1. Dr. Topol said AI has the potential to lower healthcare costs and save physicians time in taking notes and going over scans.

2. He said AI shows the most promise in detecting anomalies on medical scans. It also has potential to improve polyp detection in colonoscopy.

3. However, Dr. Topol told The New York Times AI won't replace radiologists and other physicians.

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