AI technologies won’t completely replace trained doctors. “This is still only a small part of what radiologists or doctors do,” Shih says. “There are dozens of other pathologies that we are still responsible for.” New AI systems will examine scans faster and with greater accuracy before doctors explore the patient’s situation in more detail. These AI assistants will ideally reduce health care costs, since screenings require so much time from doctors, who may also make mistakes.
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Doctor Hazel is the step in the direction of providing assistance to the physician and the patient. We want Doctors to spend more time with patients that need it and less time doing routine diagnostics. Doctor Hazel can take on the role of initial triage and let the humans do the healing.