Muhammad Salman Khan and Hinna Nayab


Health and Healthcare have been highly impacted by the global technological revolution resulting in more intelligent systems, optimised hospital workflows, disease prediction and analytics, precision medicine and personalised patient experience. Digital health offers a wide spectrum with artificial intelligence at the far-end having a significant influence on the healthcare systems and medical practice. Artificial intelligence makes sense of the large volumes of medical data through efficient algorithms, thus transforming healthcare systems. But, has the Muslim world been up to date with the advancements in healthcare? This detailed study presents the importance of adopting and adapting to the new technologies in the field of medicine, taking into consideration that Muslim scientists were, in fact, pioneers in the field, carving new medical techniques. The significance of digital health technologies and artificial intelligence in healthcare is also supported by various issues in Muslim societies related to cross-gender patient-doctor interactions, lack of resources, inefficient healthcare systems, and poor socio-economic status. This study concludes with examples of research studies being carried out in the fields of cardiology, haematology, and radiology where algorithms and systems are developed that enable physicians to perform their job with more ease and higher precision.

Keywords: Digital health, artificial intelligence, digital technologies, medicine, healthcare, Islamic governance

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Muhammad Salman Khan & Hinna Nayab. “Digital Health Technologies and Artificial Intelligence in the Islamic World: Embracing the Evolution in Healthcare”Journal of Islamic Governance, March 31, 2021.