Trade association MedTech Europe has entered the debate on using artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare with the launch of a position paper.
The paper, entitled “Artificial Intelligence in MedTech: Delivering on the Promise of Better Healthcare in Europe”, praises the current move towards embracing AI by bodies such as the European Commission (EC). The authors say:
“The medical technology industry welcomes the new European Commission’s priority focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Our industry sees enormous potential of AI to make healthcare better and safer, improve access and outcomes, empower patients and citizens with information, and make healthcare delivery more efficient.”
Several challenges are also addressed in the paper: a fragmented data landscape and lack of interoperability are highlighted in particular.
MedTech Europe states its desire to support the EC in “its efforts to lay down an EU framework for AI that is dynamic and sustainable”, and makes recommendations around strengthening infrastructure, governance frameworks, workforce and skills, and funding.
The MedTech Europe paper is available here.