How technology is transforming healthcare
By Bob White, EVP & President, Medical Surgical Portfolio
Here’s a way of thinking about the way AI is being integrated in our everyday lives: We never used to have backup cameras in our vehicles, but they make driving more convenient and safer. The next generation of drivers may never even know how to use their mirrors — but they are very comfortable with cameras. It’s an integral part of their driving experience.
Similarly, when it comes to healthcare, people want a positive experience and the best possible outcome. AI helps get us closer, by enabling more predictive — and thus more preventive — care.
The detection of colon cancer is a good example — it’s the second deadliest cancer worldwide, but it’s highly treatable if detected early. Our intelligent endoscopy module scans thousands of images during a colonoscopy to alert physicians of hard-to-spot, potentially precancerous lesions that may not be visible to the naked eye.
This AI-powered system detects the potentially undetected, demonstrating the capacity for AI to impact patients’ lives and assist clinicians in their essential work.”
–Bob White, EVP & President, Medical Surgical Portfolio