Technology & Wearables

The Proliferation of Artificial Intelligence and the Healthcare Revolution

Consider this column a sequel to my piece about artificial intelligence (AI) and the forthcoming healthcare revolution. Think of this article as a response to the many emails I received - the many emails I continue to receive - concerning the use of AI to identify and parse large quantities of data.

Imagine the value of this content, since there are business advisors and consultants who can convert this information into actionable intelligence. Picture, too, the rewards involving the application of this material.

Envision the translation of abstract data such as the ones and zeroes that constitute the "poetry" of the Web into the "prose" of corporate leadership; into a plan for corporate wellness, too; into a blueprint for transforming healthcare for the good of individual companies and the economy as a whole; into a guide about forthcoming trends; into a source of strategy - and tactics - for organizations to prepare for a radically new landscape.

I turn, again, to Nick Chini, Managing Partner of Bainbridge, a global strategic consulting firm that delivers high-value data and analysis to Fortune 1000 companies.

I value his judgment about the events that await us and the changes that will soon greet us. He says: "AI-based technologies are an increasing fact of life for major industries, including healthcare and its subsidiary areas of scientific research, drug development and personalized medicine. The solutions these resources provide also extend to categories as diverse as hospitality and real estate, in addition to corporate mergers and acquisitions. AI is our proprietary means of solving what others call insoluble challenges."

Traditional forms of technology do not have the capacity to address the very issues we attempt to answer. If we want to transform health care for the better - and we should - then the right experts must be at the forefront of the use of the right technology.

"I agree with Mr. Chini's comment because there cannot be a revolution without revolutionary actors. That is, you cannot upend an entire industry - you cannot eliminate entrenched forces and end recalcitrant rebels - with muskets and buckshot, so to speak. You cannot win the latest war with the armaments of the last battle.

You must, instead, have the technology that will define a new decade - that may govern the next half-century - so you can ensure a swift and decisive victory. According to Melissa Thompson, Publisher of Harcourt Health:

"Healthcare is a prime candidate for technological change. AI is the most advanced and effective option for achieving the reforms - it is the best means of advancing the revolutionary campaigns - that will improve everything from the cost and quality of medical treatment to the promotion and success of corporate wellness."

We should heed this advice, in the same way, we should follow the recommendations Mr. Chini offers.AI is the catalyst for uncovering the data we need. AI is the agent of the healthcare revolution we demand. AI is revolutionary, indeed.

About the Author

Lewis Fein is a writer and speaker, whose interests include health care, technology, nutrition, fitness and personal wellness. You may contact him at

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