Asking “Why not?” instead of “Why?”

If you had to identify the most significant challenge the healthcare industry must address before it can fully realize the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI), what would you say? Image recognition? Algorithm development? Conversational interfaces? Compute power? Cost?

The single biggest obstacle that we collectively face is how we think about AI and what might be possible. Asking “Why not?” instead of “Why?”

Our version of “Why not?” at Nuance Healthcare is driven by envisioning “a world where technology enhances the ability for clinicians to take care of their patients and doesn’t get in the way.”

For example, we are focused on an area of augmented intelligence called conversational AI, which powers natural spoken or text interaction with computers and instantaneous access to highly actionable data and information in ways that were previously too difficult or cumbersome. Virtual Assistants are an example.

We are actively building real-time AI solutions that give doctors, nurses, radiologists, and anybody delivering care easy and instantaneous access to intelligence in any care setting from any device – so they can focus on caring for patients instead of tending to technology.

I recently had the privilege to talk with Forbes contributor Ben Kerschberg about real-time AI in healthcare. I gave several examples how providers and patients can expect to use and benefit from real-time AI as well as broader initiatives in healthcare including EHR usability.

I invite you to give the Forbes Q&A a read.

To quote George Bernard Shaw: “You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’

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Satish Maripuri

About Satish Maripuri

Satish Maripuri is the executive vice president and general manager of Nuance’s Healthcare division, overseeing all operational aspects of the business, including innovation strategy, product development, marketing, sales, partnerships, and client relationships across the company’s healthcare solutions portfolio. Under Satish’s leadership, Nuance Healthcare returned to growth from a 4% decline to 9% growth within three years. Satish is passionate about the criticality of purpose-driven culture and leadership to drive business growth. He has more than 28 years of management experience in enterprise software, SaaS solutions, natural language processing (NLP), artificial Intelligence (AI), international operations, global mobile workforces, and cloud services. Prior to joining Nuance in 2012, Satish held several executive leadership positions at global technology companies, including Solera Holdings, Lionbridge Technologies, and Imprivata. Satish holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Andhra University and M.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Northeastern University.