The healthcare industry has always been a precursor to major technological innovations, and artificial intelligence is no exception. As a result, AI is already changing how we get treatment, receive medical advice, and how doctors complete their daily tasks.
Hospitals are beginning to use AI to help patients and doctors navigate the complicated healthcare system. For example, people can use AI to find the proper care, determine what medications they should consider taking, and determine what type of treatment they might need based on their symptoms. Because AI can also be used to complete more mundane tasks like filling out forms or scheduling appointments, hospital employees and doctors can focus on providing better patient care.
However, as with any new technology, some barriers must be overcome before adopting AI in all hospitals. Some concerns include patient privacy problems and the potential for hackers to access the information they shouldn’t have access to. But once these issues are addressed by developers and policymakers alike, AI will likely become an even more critical part of our healthcare ecosystem.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF TASKS
In recent years, healthcare administrative work has become a progressively more significant part of physicians’ and their employees’ time. Although specific task management capabilities in EHR systems have advanced, the widespread use of technology as a service-based work management system has brought greater visibility to jobs and their patterns across people and time. This document proposes a paradigm for improving knowledge of administrative tasks and task completion networks and intending to eventually lower administrative job stress via artificial intelligence (AI) to learn and enhance system behavior over time.
USING AI FOR DIAGNOSTICS
AI has long been able to assist medical professionals in detecting and diagnosing certain diseases. It uses deep learning algorithms—computer programs that can learn by themselves—to analyze vast volumes of information.
It can help medical professionals detect patterns, predict risks, and identify abnormalities with high precision. They can also use AI to reduce the time it takes to read and interpret images and improve outcomes for patients.
According to a recent study at MGH and Harvard Medical School in Boston, AI was associated with reduced time spent interpreting images and improved patient outcomes. For example, the team found that the technology helped make more accurate diagnoses in patients with suspected lung cancer, leading to better clinical care and reduced unnecessary costs associated with false-positive results.
USING AI FOR TELEMEDICINE
Telemedicine or remote patient monitoring (RPM) has become a standard, proven platform for healthcare providers to expand virtual care options across the care continuum. RPM is a system that facilitates a doctor to monitor and manage their patients’ health remotely. The patients can record their symptoms and send them over to their doctors without visiting the office. Instead, it is usually done through an online portal, license-free mobile app, or wearable tech devices.
As RPM continues to gain momentum in the healthcare industry and expands in terms of usage and type of users, Artificial intelligence in Telehealth is becoming increasingly crucial in building a better patient journey and better patient outcomes. AI-based telemedicine has emerged as one of the leading technologies in improving the quality of care provided by healthcare professionals across the world. The technology has helped streamline clinical workflows, optimize operational efficiency, enhance patient experience and reduce costs for providers and payers.
USING AI FOR PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESSES
AI is changing the pharmaceutical industry in a big way. Instead of relying on human-based testing and trial-and-error methods, Pharmaceutical firms currently use machine learning to decide which medications are the most successful and whether or not they have any adverse side effects. Through machine learning, researchers can identify patterns faster, more accurately, and more efficiently than they ever could with human observation alone.
Machines can help automate tasks like calculating a drug’s therapeutic index. This calculation determines how much of a drug is needed to reach the desired therapeutic effect without causing toxic side effects. Machines can also assist with drug development by identifying interactions between previously unknown drugs.
In the past, it could take years for scientists to discover such interactions through experimentation or manual data analysis—if they were discovered at all. Today, these interactions can be revealed within months using AI-powered tools that process large amounts of data quickly and accurately.
USING AI FOR THE TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC CONDITIONS
The ability to use AI to treat and manage chronic conditions is one of the most exciting developments in healthcare. However, when it comes to AI, many people immediately think, “tech bros are creating weird robots that have no bearing on real life.” But that’s not the case! Instead, AI has real-world applications in medicine and healthcare, and its ability to improve the lives of people with chronic conditions is just one example.
For instance: Google recently published a paper called “Estimating Glucose from Retinal Images using Deep Learning.” The article describes how researchers could use deep learning algorithms to predict a patient’s glucose levels by analyzing images of their retinas. This kind of technology could help people with diabetes monitor their blood sugar levels through regular retinal scans—without having to prick their fingers or wear some sensor!
It isn’t the first time Google has done something like this: they also created an algorithm to predict breast cancer risk with 89% accuracy. And IBM’s Watson Health is working on developing AI-powered software that can read clinical trials and journal articles to help physicians make more informed decisions about how they should treat patients with cancer (and other diseases).
AI doesn’t have to be scary;