While artificial intelligence (AI) has found its way into many industries and has been making a strong impact in improving productivity and efficiency, it is only beginning its penetration into the healthcare industry. With advanced AI algorithms and copious amount of under-utilised health data to tap into, AI is set to revolutionise the healthcare sector, resulting in improved patient outcomes and massive cost reduction.
While challenges, such as data privacy, regulatory approval, public acceptance and the ‘black box’ conundrum, abound for the quest towards an AI-empowered healthcare industry, the promise of AI remains huge. Robotics-assisted surgery, virtual nursing assistants, and personalised medicine are just some of the many possibilities healthcare AI can offer.
Given the immense potential of applying AI to the healthcare sector, it is important to understand the different forms of healthcare AI innovations that both healthcare givers and receivers can expect in the coming years. This report looks at worldwide patent applications relating to healthcare AI published in 2009-2018 with a particular focus on the domains of
This report also assesses the state of development in the application of AI in healthcare and highlights the key players of the respective domains.