A large ratio of healthcare professional consider digital health to bring radical change in clinical practice, according to a survey conducted on 2100 members of European Society of Cardiology. Whilst artificial intelligence (AI) holds potential to radically transform medicine, digital literacy rate among medical professionals is abysmally low.
Meanwhile, new-age doctors are willing to employ digital health tools. This necessitates understanding of features and limitations of AI in clinical practice for its successful use. Its possibilities and limitations for clinical areas such as cardiology impacted with AI solutions.
For wide use of AI in cardiology, Cardiomatics for Education was announced at the recently held European Society of Cardiology conference on digital health. The key objective of the conference was to spread knowledge on AI and digital health.
Lack of Skills among Medicos slows AI for Clinical Use
Meetings with students and doctors revealed many professional displayed desire to use digital tools but they lacked skills. Nonetheless, AI provides vast range of solutions that support clinician’s practice. The transformation for digital tools first requires preparing the future workforce. In this direction, a new e-learning platform will aid a large number of students to comprehend the possibilities and restraints using AI for medicine.
The platform has received sign up by two leading universities in Poland – Medical University of Warsaw and Jagiellonian University Medical College. Medico students at these two universities will have access to Cardiomatics educational resources developed by digital health and AI experts.
In the revolution for digital medicine, educating for AI is a key element. With such training, the adoption of AI-related instruments for clinical practice receives a kick. For example, cardiomatics is an AI instrument for ECG analysis. Cardiomatics enables completely automatic ECG interpretation thanks to hundreds and thousands of heartbeats accumulated and deep neural networks. Meanwhile, cardiomatics is a class II medical device that meets all regulatory requirements.