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Artificial intelligence may do one or several things exceptionally well, but a good radiologist still does it all exceptionally well. That’s the basic difference between AI and a radiologist — at least at this juncture. AI can be used as a great screening tool, however, especially for applications like tuberculosis (TB) screening. But it’s not just the AI alone that makes using the technology great; it’s setting up a complete patient protocol that enables patients with positive findings to be treated in real-time before the patient leaves the clinic.
This 2019 outlook reviews the current state of the global health care sector and explores trends and issues impacting health care providers, governments, payers, patients, and other stakeholders. It also outlines suggestions for them as they seek to redefine the health care ecosystem and looks at examples from the market.
PwC’s 2019 Global Consumer Insights Survey shows that consumers are increasingly willing to engage in nontraditional activities online. This trend is especially noticeable in healthcare, where almost two-thirds of our global sample said they’re willing to access services through companies not typically associated with health, such as Amazon, Apple and Facebook. Almost 75% of survey respondents who use health-related apps said they have as many as three fitness, healthcare or wellness apps on their mobile devices.
The social determinants of health – defined by the World Health Organization as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age – can influence nearly 70% of your health outcomes. These factors are also a driving force behind many health disparities that are occurring today worldwide.