The first health-related problem-solving software was developed in the 1960s but such solutions did not enjoy widespread use by health practitioners until the late 1980s, when personal computers arrived with connectivity ensured. In recent years, there has been a proliferation of AI use within healthcare. AI adoption has been driven by a mixture of drivers, both from within and beyond healthcare.
Drivers outside the Healthcare
The explosion of AI adoption has not been limited to the healthcare sector by any means. There are three key drivers behind this growth: technological advancements, computing power and the availability of data.
Drivers related to healthcare
The three external drivers above have contributed to the adoption of AI in healthcare, but there are also some specific developments within the health sector that have advanced AI use.