To keep up with the rapid changes in technology and the ever-evolving nature of the healthcare space, drastic changes and upgradations need to be made to the current healthcare education system.
All the innovative tools and systems made possible with the advent of AI technology bring with them a whole host of new job profiles as well.
However, finding people who are well-equipped and capable of operating AI-based tools can pose quite a challenge. Finding the right talent can be tricky business as the nature of work is ever-evolving and executives are constantly upgrading technologies to stay ahead of the competition, thus requiring the workforce to be reskilled regularly.
AI-related education and skill set is a priority for hiring talent
With the demand for AI-related skills increasing by the day, executives believe that drastic changes and upgradations need to be made to the current healthcare education system in order to keep pace with the rapid changes in technology. To bridge this gap and find the right workforce, talent will need to be sought from both within and outside the healthcare industry, thus changing the approach to hiring.
There will be more jobs created than jobs lost
While the automation brought about by AI will have an impact on certain manual, low-skill jobs by rendering them redundant, it will also open up a whole other range of employment opportunities for the coming generation.
As healthcare AI continues to evolve, there are likely to be more and more jobs created for new skill sets. AI is being integrated in the healthcare industry to aid and augment healthcare providers and not to replace it. While chatbots help
enhance the patient experience in the competitive healthcare space, they cannot be considered a replacement for actual human interaction as soft skills will always have a role to play in patient care.
The benefits of incorporating AI in healthcare are vast, making its widespread adoption inevitable in the coming years. AI increases efficiency in diagnoses and reducing the rate of error significantly. A recent study found that AI algorithms out-performed 11 pathologists in diagnosing breast cancer.
AI can also help solve logistical challenges like the one US is currently experiencing relating to the inequalities in vaccine distribution. While black and brown Americans are dying at higher rates, they are receiving fewer coronavirus shots. AI can be used to predict demand, clear out bottlenecks and give quality assurance that the right dose is administered.
Furthermore, with the new strains of COVID-19 emerhiy up globally, AI can help keep track of any unusual side effects as well. This also presents opportunities in terms of jobs and long-lasting changes to the healthcare industry that can be applied to other issues like the distribution of the polio vaccine and monitoring of the nutritional levels of children and pregnant women.