US News January 13, 2020
Diku Mandavia, M.D., Contributor

Artificial intelligence is poised to have a transformative impact on emergency department teams and the broader world of medical diagnostics.

Human physicians are not likely to be digitally replaced any time soon, but the day-to-day data crunching will gradually switch to the AI digital assistant, freeing up physicians to focus more energetically on the most challenging cases.

THERE ARE NOW MORE THAN 145 million emergency department visits nationwide in the U.S.

Today, despite expansion in health insurance coverage, ERs are seeing a larger and aging population, sicker patients who arrive in immediate danger with more chronic conditions, physician shortages as we expand care, a need for more expensive technical tools, and an unsustainable trend in costs...