THE AWARENESS OF MEDICAL WORKERS ON THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE-BASED SOLUTIONS USED IN GASTROENTEROLOGY: AN EXPLORATORY SURVEY

  • Madalina-Andreea ROBEA “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Ioana-Miruna BALMUS “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Raluca DUTA “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • O.D. ILIE “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Laura HUIBAN “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Cristina Maria MUZICA “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Raluca AVRAM “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Irina GIRLEANU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • S. ZENOVIA “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • C. SFARTI “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • S. CHIRIAC “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Camelia COJOCARIU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Ana-Maria SINGEAP “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • C. STANCIU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Diana CIMPOESU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Anca TRIFAN “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Abstract

Recently, significant changes regarding the approaches in several areas of daily life, healthcare, and research are emerging due to technological advance. The benefits of using artificial intelligence (AI) in medical care are suggestive. However, the opinion of the users could suggest several potential limitations. We aimed to evaluate the trends in understanding and using the AI-based solutions available in Medicine. Materials and methods: An online survey was designed and distributed to the members of the local academic and healthcare community regarding their perception on the AI-based applications used in their area of expertise. Furthermore, several items aimed to evaluate the perception of the potential users on the perceived advantages and weaknesses of AI-based applications in healthcare and medical research. Results: One hundred and fifteen medical workers were recruited for this study, of mean age 41 ± 10.07 years, and of whom 56.5 % were women. The majority of the responses demonstrated general understanding of AI-based applications in daily life and in medical act. As emphasized by several participants, some of the limitations of AI use in healthcare could arise based on AI-based solutions. Despite this, AI-based resources could offer high performance solutions to medical care and research consequent to technological progress. However, one of the most important drawbacks of AI-based solutions used in medical care could be related to the empathy involved in patient management. Conclusions: Further studies regarding the possible means to improve algorithm-based decision-making processes could be addressed to minimize AI-based solutions in medical care.

Author Biographies

Madalina-Andreea ROBEA, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Gastroenterology Group, CENEMED Platform for Interdisciplinary Research

Ioana-Miruna BALMUS, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Gastroenterology Group, CENEMED Platform for Interdisciplinary Research
“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi
Institute of Interdisciplinary Research

Raluca DUTA, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Gastroenterology Group, CENEMED Platform for Interdisciplinary Research

O.D. ILIE, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Gastroenterology Group, CENEMED Platform for Interdisciplinary Research

Laura HUIBAN, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Department of Medical Specialties (I) / Gastroenterology
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital Iasi
Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Cristina Maria MUZICA, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Department of Medical Specialties (I) / Gastroenterology
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital Iasi
Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Raluca AVRAM, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Department of Medical Specialties (I) / Gastroenterology
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital Iasi
Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Irina GIRLEANU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Department of Medical Specialties (I) / Gastroenterology
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital Iasi
Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

S. ZENOVIA, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Department of Medical Specialties (I) / Gastroenterology
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital Iasi
Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

C. SFARTI, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Department of Medical Specialties (I) / Gastroenterology
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital Iasi
Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

S. CHIRIAC, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Gastroenterology Group, CENEMED Platform for Interdisciplinary Research
Department of Medical Specialties (I) / Gastroenterology
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital Iasi
Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Camelia COJOCARIU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Department of Medical Specialties (I) / Gastroenterology
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital Iasi
Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Ana-Maria SINGEAP, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Gastroenterology Group, CENEMED Platform for Interdisciplinary Research
Department of Medical Specialties (I) / Gastroenterology
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital Iasi
Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

C. STANCIU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Department of Medical Specialties (I) / Gastroenterology
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital Iasi
Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Centre of Biomedical Research, Romanian Academy

Diana CIMPOESU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Gastroenterology Group, CENEMED Platform for Interdisciplinary Research
Department of Emergency Medicine

Anca TRIFAN, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Gastroenterology Group, CENEMED Platform for Interdisciplinary Research
Department of Medical Specialties (I) / Gastroenterology
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital Iasi
Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Published
2024-03-29
Section
INTERNAL MEDICINE - PEDIATRICS