Artificial intelligence (AI) has rapidly infiltrated the healthcare industry, but ethical questions remain about its deployment. At HIMSS19, healthcare and technology experts discussed the opportunities AI presents, while also highlighting the need for careful consideration around its use. Microsoft has called for greater regulation, and there is recognition of the need for rigorous testing and monitoring of AI applications in healthcare. However, there are concerns about biases and potential discrimination when handling patient data. The conversation about AI in healthcare is ongoing and necessary for advancement in the field.
Mayo Clinic has partnered with Microsoft to be one of the first healthcare systems to utilise Microsoft 365 Copilot, a generative AI platform. The early