CABOT Medical Group is one of the leading companies in Australia for providing high-quality medical care.
But the company’s latest news highlights how the Australian medical system has been overwhelmed with automated medical technology.
A recent report found that about 40 per cent of hospitals were overwhelmed by the growing number of medical software bots.
As part of the ABC’s report, the company conducted an analysis of more than 7,500 health and medical applications, finding that almost half of them were using artificial intelligence to diagnose and treat patients.
A whopping 76 per cent were using automated software to diagnose their patients.
The data shows that the number of automated medical apps is growing rapidly, with some suggesting the bot population could reach nearly 1 million by the end of the year.
A large number of the automated medical applications are being developed in the US and China, and some are even being deployed in Australia.
One application, a simple health-monitoring app, is able to predict if a patient is about to die within 24 hours and automatically alerts a doctor to their presence.
Another app, which provides online diagnostics for some patients, provides information on whether or not the patient has a blood clot or other serious medical conditions.
The report, titled Bot in the Hospital, found that the use of automated software has increased exponentially in Australia in the past two years.
“In 2017, there were over 70 per cent more automated medical software apps than there were doctors,” Dr Lee says.
“That’s a lot of software and they are very, very busy, very, extremely busy.”
Dr Lee points out that this trend is not limited to the US or Australia.
In the United States, medical software is increasingly being used by hospitals, doctors and other health professionals.
A growing number are using AI to diagnose patients with various conditions, from cancer to heart disease.
At the end (of 2017) we were seeing a big increase in medical applications using automated medical care and AI in hospitals, Dr Lee said.
In Australia, there’s a massive amount of automated medicine being developed, he said.
In Queensland, the number is estimated to be at least 40 per year.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to find doctors who have not been trained in AI, Dr Thomas says.
If you look at the US, for example, in 2018, there was a significant increase in the number that had no experience with AI.
It’s also becoming harder to find people who have never used an AI-based diagnosis tool, Dr Toulgo says.
Dr Toulos says there is a growing trend towards AI-assisted medicine, where physicians are using technology to help them understand and treat their patients better.
There’s a growing concern that the growing use of artificial intelligence could threaten the very foundations of the medical system.
“[AI] is a tool of the future and we need to be able to make sure that we have the best health care system in the world,” Dr Toussos says.
He is concerned that some doctors are using artificial technology in ways that will harm the very foundation of the system.
Dr Toulos also says that it is becoming more difficult to recruit the best medical talent to work in Australia and the rest of the world.
The current medical talent pool is small, he says.
The ABC’s Dr Lee has spoken to doctors, nurses and other medical professionals about their concerns about the increasing number of bots in the medical field.
He also spoke to Australian doctors and health care experts about their concern about the rapid expansion of AI technology in Australia’s health system.