BI&T March/April 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to transform healthcare, as well as the development of medical devices. This burgeoning AI revolution also will infuse the healthcare technology management (HTM) field with new tools for optimizing all manner of device management activities. AI and machine learning algorithms can allow device replacement and repairs to be scheduled according to actual needs instead of general timetables based on industry trends, and AI-based predictive tools could give HTM professionals the ability to determine, for example, when it would be more cost effective for a device to be on a service contract.

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