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New National Poll Reveals Majority of Adults Recognize the Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Health Care


AdvaMed, the Medtech Association, released the findings of a new national poll exploring the public perceptions of the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care. The poll found that an overwhelming 71% of adults acknowledge the significant impact AI has on health care delivery, including 64% who say they are excited, hopeful, optimistic, or confident about the use of AI in health care.

“The medtech industry has always been at the forefront of innovation, developing new technologies and diagnostics that are improving and saving lives. With new advancements in AI happening at a rapid pace, there is an opportunity to incorporate this technology into new and existing systems to improve patient outcomes,” said Scott Whitaker, AdvaMed President and CEO. “This poll makes it clear that patients see the benefits of AI in the detection and treatment of disease, but it also shines a light on opportunities for our industry to implement AI in a way that assures patients and doctors that these technologies remain safe and effective. As the health care landscape and the use of AI continues to evolve, AdvaMed remains committed to fostering a collaborative and transparent dialogue between stakeholders, including patients, health care providers, and policymakers, to ensure that AI’s potential is fully realized.”

“These findings highlight the growing recognition of AI’s transformative potential in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases,” said Shaye Mandle, Executive Director of AdvaMed Digital Health Tech. “Our mission is to support the responsible development and implementation of AI in medical technologies to ensure patient safety and improve our health care system.”

The poll, conducted by Morning Consult, surveyed 2,200 adults with a margin of error ±2%. Key findings include:

  • 65% of those who are knowledgeable about AI in health care say it will have a mostly positive impact;
  • 58% were comfortable with AI being used to provide disease detection support, while 57% were open to AI assisting with administrative tasks in health care settings;
  • 53% were comfortable with the use of AI in disease treatment support, and 52% were comfortable with AI aiding in disease diagnosis support;
  • 61% believe AI will improve diagnosis times, 57% say it will improve accuracy, and 54% say it will improve patient outcomes;

The polling also found that Americans have reservations about the use of AI in health care, giving medtech companies and policymakers areas to address as they work to implement AI in health care systems, including reservations about its use in robotic surgery, primary care, virtual nursing assistants, and specialty care.

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