An ICT Foundation (AFICTF) has called for the adoption of artificial learning and machine language in Nigerian healthcare system.
This, the body said, will change the future by improving treatment design, fine tuning diagnosis and improving accuracy and speed of detection of ailments.
The Foundation which seeks improvement of clinical administration, patient experience and general human life, made the call on Thursday, in a paper presented at an annual seminar of the Lagos University Medical Society, hosted by the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.
A member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation, Mr. Oludare Akinbo, who spoke on the topic: ‘AI in Medical Practice-Future of Healthcare’, noted that media attention had largely centred on the ability of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) to transform how clinical care is delivered through better diagnostics and treatments.
Akinbo stated further that many AI technologies were cropping up to help people streamline administrative and clinical health care processes.
“Various professionals and reports predict that artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) will diagnose disease better and earlier, treat illness more precisely, and engage patients more efficiently than today’s healthcare system does. On top of this, AI/ML is expected to streamline business operations and restore sanity to the clinician experience”, he said.
He also noted that the major technology giants have ventured into healthcare and thus already changing the future of healthcare and promising more radical changes for the better in the nearest future.