2021 AI in Healthcare Survey Report

By Ben Lorica and Paco Nathan.

Applications of AI in Healthcare ​pose a number of challenges and considerations which differ substantially from other business verticals. We conducted an industry survey specifically about AI in healthcare, to understand more about current trends and issues. A total of 373 respondents from 49 countries participated in the survey. A quarter of all respondents (27%) held ​Technical Leadership​ roles. This survey was conducted in collaboration1 with John Snow Labs.

Here are a few highlights:

  • Foundational technologies​: When asked what technologies they plan to have in place by the end of 2021, close to half cited data integration. About one-third cited natural language processing, and business intelligence among the technologies they are currently using or plan to use by the end of the year.
  • Users of AI Technologies​: When asked who the intended users are for AI tools and technologies, over half of all respondents signalled Clinicians among their target users.
  • Software for Building AI Solutions​: The most popular forms of software being used to build AI solutions in healthcare are open source software (53%) and public cloud providers (42%). Looking ahead 1-2 years, respondents indicated openness to also using both ​Commercial Software​ and ​Commercial SaaS​.

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2021 Report: AI in Healthcare
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[1] This survey is part of a collaboration between Gradient Flow and John Snow Labs. See our Statement of Editorial Independence. This was an online survey which ran for 83 days (closing on February 28, 2021).