Quantum computing can elevate artificial intelligence and machine learning tools in healthcare, leading to efficient care coordination and improved clinical quality.

It's no secret that the healthcare industry is increasingly relying on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to enhance patient care. As Stephen Friedhoff, MD, senior vice president of health care services at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC), explains, these technologies are instrumental in helping healthcare providers and payers allocate resources to streamline care coordination, especially when dealing with large patient panels. However, the true potential of AI and ML in healthcare can only be unlocked by integrating them with quantum computing. As a quantum computing evangelist, I believe this powerful technology has the potential to revolutionize the way AI and ML analyze data, making them even more efficient and impactful. Quantum computing can help AI and ML models sift through the massive amounts of healthcare data that health plans gather, enabling providers to make better-informed decisions on where to deploy their resources for maximum impact. By combining these cutting-edge technologies, healthcare organizations can significantly improve care coordination and clinical quality, ultimately benefiting patients and the healthcare system as a whole. With the proper development and integration of quantum computing in AI and ML models, the next step in this evolution is to deliver these tools right at the point of care. This would empower healthcare providers to work more effectively with their patient populations, bringing about extraordinary improvements in healthcare outcomes. Quantum computing can truly be the catalyst that propels AI and ML in healthcare to new heights, and it's time for the industry to embrace this powerful combination.