Enhancing Healthcare System with AI
By MedTech Outlook | Thursday, February 07, 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) in the healthcare is breaking the barriers with its capacity of fetching information, processing it and concluding it without direct human input. The technology accomplishes the functions faster with maintaining accuracy. The healthcare sector uses AI to analyze diseases or treatments techniques and patients' outcome, for which sometimes physicians or doctors face difficulties regarding complexity of diseases and numbers of patients. Use of the advanced technologies eliminate mundane tasks, mitigate risks, and improve the efficiency of treatments.
Unlocking the power of Virtual medicine: AI supports overloaded virtual care teams triage patients and make them confident about virtual decision making. For instance, hospitals are now deploying analytics engine to constantly monitor patients who are deemed to be at risk for post-operation depression. The technology uses specific criteria and filters to alert providers to identify all the at-risk patients and reduce false alarms.
AI is able to monitor patients who are wary of virtual care remotely. If healthcare professionals receive virtual information, they can depend on that help them prioritize their patients.
Encouraging Precise Treatment: According to Healthcare Finance, $2.5B is spent per year though treatments were ineffective. Doctors use the trial-and-error method while treating chronic diseases to test out possible medicines that can allay the symptoms. If the treatments don’t work, it will end up with the discouragement and wasted money and time of the patients. With the help of precision medicine for chronic diseases, the patient will be treated faster and effectively. This approach enables doctors and researchers to predict accurately which treatment and prevention strategies for a particular disease will work in which groups of people.
Processing medical image: Image processing is one of the most important steps in diagnosis. Rushes to check the reports of medical images lead to making mistakes as the captured medical images are increasing in numbers with diseases and patients. AI wipes out these imperfections by analyzing images faster and detecting anomalies in a better way.
AI can close the gaps in care and introduce a new era that encourages personalized medicine and care to the patients.