The biggest challenge – data management
Today, artificial intelligence is playing a huge role in strengthening and transforming industries around the world. The global AI market is expected to reach a market value of more than €168 billion by 2025. The healthcare industry is no exception, where AI solutions will bring significant changes.
Tomas Lapinskas, Director for Public Health, Research and Education Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Clinics presented digital solutions to be applied in Lithuania hospitals. A five-year reform for the development of an advanced healthcare system is planned to start this year.
“Modern hospitals around the world are already using digitalized data management, IoT solutions for smart diagnostics, and telemedicine to help doctors exchange information more quickly. Some smart solutions have also started to be implemented in Lithuania. For example, a pilot telemedicine project that helps doctors in twelve medical institutions to exchange information more quickly on patient transfer to tertiary level hospitals, appointment of tests and other important issues”, – says T. Lapinskas.
The presenter pointed out that one of the biggest challenges in the health industry today is the management of large amounts of data. This issue can lead to delayed and more complex treatment of diseases. In response to the need for better medical services, Kaunas Clinics was the first in the Baltic States to sign a scientific cooperation agreement with technology giant Siemens Healthineers.
In the nearest future, Kaunas Clinics plans to introduce a machine learning and AI-based tool for analyzing images of patients’ internal organs. One single application would allow doctors to reach archive of examinations, segment data as needed and perform many other timesaving and more precise functions.