Venrock: AI finding its place, blockchain may never matter

Venrock : AI 发现了它的位置,区块链可能永远不重要

2019-04-18 01:53:06 Healthcare IT News

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Artificial intelligence and blockchain met quite different fates, at least for now, in new survey findings from Venrock’s 2019 Healthcare Prognosis. AI AND BLOCKCHAIN “AI is slowly finding its place, while blockchain struggles as much in healthcare as in other segments,” Venrock noted. “At the typical pace innovation matures in healthcare, blockchain may never matter, but there is great confidence that AI will get there with only 1 percent pessimism.” That’s not to suggest AI is overwhelmingly being embraced today. Instead, 53 percent are still waiting for it to make a difference, but 39 percent said it is marginally making a different and only 7 percent have found it meaningful. When it comes to blockchain, however, 75 percent are still struggling to find its role in healthcare, the firm found, whereas 18 percent have found ways blockchain can be used to benefit patients. The last 7 percent is still asking what, exactly, blockchain is. WHAT THE NEAR FUTURE MAY HOLD “We might be at the outset of a huge innovation cycle, or we could be late into an aging, over-capitalized market,” the firm said in the report. “Opinions point in both directions.” Taken together, 78 percent of 250-plus respondents indicated a belief that new health IT companies will emerge during the next two years. Specifically, 30 percent said the increase will be significant while 48 percent said the number will “somewhat” increase. Those expecting a significant uptick in new companies rose from 17 percent in 2018 and 14 percent in 2017. On the less optimistic side, 14 percent said they expect the number of companies to stay the same, while 8 percent are anticipating seeing fewer new companies. TALENT AND FUNDING Health IT has been facing talent shortages for years with no end in sight and adding more companies, even early-stages one, is not likely to ease that anytime soon. So it’s perhaps not surprising that 72 percent of Venrock participants are concerned about hiring the necessary talent. Nearly half of those (48 percent) and somewhat concerned, while the other 24 percent are very concerned. That leaves 8 percent who for whatever reason and not concerned at all, and 20 percent who opted to remain neutral on the matter. Interestingly enough, a similar 46 percent are concerned about funding, though 39 percent are somewhat concerned and only 7 percent are very concerned. DIVERSITY MATTERS Diversifying the workforce is a great way to ease the talent shortage. But how are healthcare entities doing on that front? Among Venrock survey-takers at least there’s a modicum of reason to be upbeat: 35 percent claim they’ve made it a priority from the beginning, 38 percent said they’re making progress, 20 percent conceded that they can do better and 7 percent indicated that diversity is not a priority. “Regardless of how the market is performing,” Venrock said in the report, “some credit should be given for a sector fostering an overall positive sentiment toward diversity.”  
人工智能和区块链至少就目前而言,在《威尼斯2019年医疗保健预后》的最新调查结果中发现了截然不同的脂肪。 AI 和 BLOCKCHAIN “ AI 正在慢慢找到自己的位置,而区块链在医疗保健领域和其他领域同样艰难,” Venrock 指出。“按照医疗保健领域创新成熟的典型速度,区块链可能永远不重要,但人们非常相信人工智能只会有1%的悲观。” 这并不意味着人工智能在今天得到了压倒性的接受。相反,53%的人仍在等待它做出改变,但39%的人说,这只是略有不同,只有7%的人认为这是有意义的。 然而,该公司发现,在区块链方面,75%的人仍在努力寻找自己在医疗保健中的角色,而18%的人已经找到了区块链可以用来造福患者的方法。最后7%的人仍然在问,确切地说,区块链是什么。 未来将何去何从? 该公司在报告中表示:“我们可能正处于一个巨大创新周期的开端,或者我们可能迟到进入一个老龄化、资本过剩的市场。”“意见指向两个方向。” 综合来看,250多名受访者中有78%表示相信未来两年将会出现新的医疗 IT 公司。具体而言,30%的受访者表示,这一增幅将很大,48%的受访者表示,这一数字将“有所”增长。那些预计新公司将大幅上升的公司,从2018年的17%和2017年的14%上升。 在不那么乐观的方面,14%的人表示他们预计公司数量将保持不变,8%的人预计新公司将减少。 税金及基金 多年来,健康 IT 一直面临人才短缺的局面,而且越来越多的公司,甚至是早期阶段的公司,不太可能在短期内缓解这种状况。 因此,72%的 Venrock 参与者担心雇佣必要的人才,这或许并不奇怪。其中近一半的人(48%)有些担心,另外24%的人非常担心。这使得8%的人无论出于什么原因都不关心,20%的人选择保持中立。 有趣的是,类似的46%的人关注资金,尽管39%的人有点担心,只有7%的人非常担心。 不同事项 劳动力多样化是缓解人才短缺的一种好方法。但医疗机构在这方面做得如何? 在 Venrock 的调查对象中,至少有一些乐观的理由:35%的人声称他们从一开始就把它作为优先事项,38%的人说他们正在取得进展,20%的人承认他们可以做得更好,7%的人表示多样性不是优先事项。 “不管市场表现如何,” Venrock 在报告中表示,“对于一个对多元化产生总体积极情绪的行业,应该给予一些信贷。”

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