HIMSS wouldn't be complete without highlighting one of the most exciting emerging healthcare trends: artificial intelligence. Machine learning, deep learning, ambient computing, natural language processing, and more were all big topics of discussion among innovators and healthcare insiders, and were a main theme of the event's keynote address, provided by Eric Schmidt, executive director of Alphabet Inc. (the parent company of Google). While AI technologies themselves were a big part of HIMSS, main points of discussion centered around how to make sure the technology is used properly and ensuring the purpose of AI in healthcare remains centered around improving patient outcomes.
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The future of healthcare is digital, and as the system evolves, so too do exciting solutions for better, more accessible care. Stay tuned to Essential Insights as we take a deeper dive into these and the other trends in healthcare.