Artificial intelligence will play a crucial role in the future of patient care, a panel of Southern California hospital leaders said at the LA Bioscience Ecosystem Summit Twenty23, held May 25 on the UCLA campus.

AI is already helping to interpret data, build predictive models, streamline procedures and support communication with patients, said Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health and CEO of the UCLA Hospital System, who hosted the panel discussion.

“We’re seeing some really promising developments in artificial intelligence,” she said.

At MLK Community Healthcare in South Los Angeles, AI systems are improving patient safety and clinical care by monitoring patients and alerting staff to irregularities, said CEO Elaine Batchlor, MD. Artificial intelligence is also used to connect with patients through a chatbot, as is the case at UCLA Health, and is supporting clinicians with electronic health records.
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