Laboratory Employee’s Perspective of Artificial Intelligence Application in Clinical Labs

Ashjan Ali Shami


The advancement of the clinical laboratory technology and the emerging of artificial intelligence (AI) has improved the clinical laboratory workflow. AI provided high quality outcomes and reduced cost and time consumed compared to manual test. This study aimed to assess clinical laboratory employee knowledge and attitude toward AI implementation in workplace. An online questionnaire was published online, and responses were collected from 52 laboratory employee including trainee, lab specialist and academic faculty. The results of this study showed that the majority 83% of the respondents believed that the use of AI in clinical labs is important due to its efficiency. 75% of the respondents admitted that the AI would have an impact on hiring in the future as there will be no need for human force to operate these devices. Also most of the respondents feared that AI would replace them in the near future. In addition, most of the respondents were unaware of the AI pros and cons indicating a need for training. To summarize: in order to implement AI in clinical laboratory, employees might need to be more educated regarding to the new technology to evaluate clinical trial opportunities.

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