Unlocking the Potential of AI in Healthcare

14:45 - 15:45 | Leeuwen Room I&II

Look before you leap!

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has immense potential in healthcare, from faster and improved diagnosis and clinical decision making to better patient outcomes, and reduced costs. Unfortunately, the adoption of AI in healthcare is still limited, thereby hampering its potential impact.

In recent years, the Netherlands has made significant strides in unlocking the potential of AI in healthcare by providing guidance and removing barriers in the innovation process. However, with regards to (cost-)effectiveness and implementation, there is still much room for improvement, especially in the early stages of the innovation process. During the "Unlocking the potential of AI in healthcare – Look before you leap !" session, Dr. Jaap Trappenburg (UMCU, THINC. The Healthcare Innovation Center) will explore the importance of taking a strategic and thoughtful approach to AI development and implementation in healthcare.

By investing more time in understanding the underlying problem, the current situation, and the needs and perspectives of patients, clinicians, and other stakeholders, we can ensure that AI solutions are not only technically sound but also address real-world challenges and meet the needs of those who will use them. Join this session to gain insights into how we can harness the potential of AI in healthcare and improve healthcare delivery and outcomes.

Jaap Trappenburg

Jaap Trappenburg

Associate Professor Healthcare Innovation Research & Valorization

Dr. Trappenburg is associate professor Healthcare Innovation Research & Valorization at the Julius Center at the University Medical Center of Utrecht. In 2016, he co-initiated The Healthcare Innovation Center (THINC) to make innovation science accessible to innovators, also outside the academic environment. His research aims at transforming healthcare by accelerating the introduction of impactful innovations.


THINC. (The Healthcare Innovation Center) is part of the University Medical Center Utrecht. Our mission is to make research accessible, in order today's healthcare innovations can become tomorrow's healthcare. We offer rigorous, tailored and highly efficient research to healthcare innovators. With our portfolio of scientific services, we assess and demonstrate the intended clinical improvements of an innovation for patients and healthcare systems, the added value for healthcare professionals and the potential impact for investors or insurers. As early in the innovation process as possible, we assess the mechanisms of action, usability, feasibility, efficacy, implementation landscape and cost-effectiveness. We provide suggestions for further adjustment of the innovation, future research and successful implementation.

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