Data 1.0 was about paper. Data 2.0 was digitization. Data 3.0 looks to change the relationship between man and machine. What would you be willing to give to live 5 years longer in good health? How about your facebook account data or your buying history? If not for you, how about for your elderly parent, or sick child. The future is a balance between privacy concerns and better health. Ultimately you may have to give to get.
Will AI be automaggedon for radiologists- automate them out of a job? No, but there will be changes. Automation requires a reassessment. No longer the unique keepers of knowledge, physicians will need to find others ways to add value.
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Like your blood, your data can save others. Combine with data from other people and the right technology, your data can identify future cures. However, there is an ongoing debate. Who owns your data? And should you share in future profits if there are products? We need to balance individual rights against societal benefit moving forward.
The last 25 years has been all about moving from paper to digital. While there have been many gains in terms, there has also been an erosion in the doctor-patient relationship. More tech, AI may ironically offer an opportunity to reverse the process.
As healthcare moves from volume to value Radiology’s largest meeting, RSNA, featured software (artificial intelligence) over hardware. The role of those reading the images also continues to evolve. Hopefully radiologists will figure out how to be close to the center of the value chain.