Physicians Practice January 15, 2020
Puneet Maheshwari

As we turn the calendar page that divides the teens of this century from the twenties, I have some predictions to offer on developments in healthcare in the year to come.

AI will evolve from being a mythical disruptor into a tool that incrementally impacts evidence-based medicine but transforms mundane administrative tasks

I believe this is inevitable, but it won’t move at the same pace across healthcare. Privacy concerns, and fear of ceding decision-making to machines, might hamper progress in diagnostics, robotic surgery and medication management. At the same time, I predict rapid and dramatic advances in healthcare administration, where AI will displace old-school processes. Speed and accuracy will rise in registration, scheduling, and health information management, plus charge capture,...