AI in healthcare: Improving human interface for patient safety

Better standards needed to make artificial intelligence user-friendly for clinicians

By Avishek Choudhury

Working in healthcare can cause major mental, physical and organizational stress, which in turn can lead to clinical hazards. Artificial intelligence may help, though recent research on such advanced technology is largely devoted to patient safety; regulatory bodies conducting such studies, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), focus on improving an AI system’s performance purely from a statistical viewpoint. What’s missing is a need to integrate AI and cognitive ergonomics to make it more user-friendly for medical workers.

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