Artificial Intelligence And Expert Systems In Medicine In Medical Medicine

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Artificial Intelligence and compatibility: The survival of the physician

Abstract : Medical Expert systems are entering the healthcare industry under many guises. Paperwork and busy schedules impede doctors from long engagement with their patients, In the near future, medical expert systems will be the solution. My paper will discuss the extent trade-off between technology and physicians in treating patients by first, addressing the emergence of expert systems, their impact a physician 's job and analyzing their benefit/detriment to physicians. As this technology progresses it is clear that ethical guidelines will further recede and increase in complexity regarding the extent of their use in the field of medicine. This paper describes
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In the practice of medicine however, doctors have maintained a steadfast control over the quality and services delivered to their patients. As modern technology continues to improve our healthcare system, our doctors are integrating their roles with this technology at an unprecedented pace. As medical technology progresses, a new era for the physician will begin. A path emerges that he/she must navigate through in the wake of expert systems. Expert systems are defined as a piece of software programmed using artificial intelligence techniques. In the field of engineering, expert systems are widely used in completion of large projects, by processing large amounts of information, they use inferencing procedures to solve problems that a human would otherwise miss. In this paper, i will analyze their emergence and argue that medical expert system neither hindrance nor benefit, rather they are a new tool in a physician 's toolbox whose inherent functions revises the role of the physician. In this paper i will analyze the career of the physician by analyzing the impact of this technology on their job, discussing the concerns regarding legality of treatment choice, and the human element in healthcare and continued …show more content…
This is true in the field of healthcare. One may say that these expert systems already exist and are being used, that is true. however 3 decades plus worth of research has been spent on medical expert systems with some difficulties, largely the representation of complex medical knowledge and ability to prescribe using inference reasoning. As such, the existing expert systems are highly limited and are with respect to other fields of technology not widely used. The greatest challenge they currently pose lies in their own composition. An expert system consists of algorithms and as such provide a narrow way of storing and answering information. The qualities a physician possesses; intuition and deductive reasoning, are difficult to replicate, making it difficult for programmers and developers. Current incentives in funding medical expert systems are monetary, medical data and knowledge grow larger by the year giving each subsequent physician a higher knowledge base that they have to master. Human brains make it impossible for current physicians to keep up to date with all the latest research, treatments, drugs. As such, In the future these expert systems will be widely used by physicians. Expert systems in the healthcare industry will provide two things
Decreased costs for consumers : (i) Expert systems will provide care to those economically disadvantaged by providing

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