Artificial Intelligence (AI) has significantly enhanced healthcare by deploying machine learning to facilitate advanced medical procedures and operations. Cutting-edge medical functions are now available at the fingertips of care providers, reducing effort and time required to conduct complex medical activities. AI chatbots have increased engagement among patients, nurses, and doctors and have efficiently improved healthcare experience. Leveraging AI, physicians are now able to digitally verify patient insurance coverage information to ensure that they are up-to-date and accurate, without having to make calls to verify the information. Amidst these advancements, virtual assistants are state-of-the-art implementations of AI that not only refine consumer experience but also assist physicians and caregivers in managing their complicated and overloaded work schedules.
Additionally, AI is now playing an important role in fortifying healthcare systems from potential breaches and cyber intrusions. With a plethora of IoT-powered healthcare devices on the rise, cyber attacks are major concerns for sensitive patient data and this is precisely where AI is enabling healthcare security personnel to hunt down cyber threats and also impede their occurrences proactively. Actionable intelligence, accumulated by AI, is addressing healthcare security challenges in a novel way by helping detect anomalies in normal traffic patterns and also providing the cure for the rising tide of attacks. Utilizing AI help enterprises discern unusual traffic on their network and often shielded against sophisticated ransomware attacks, saving significant money and the organization’s reputation in the process. AI combined with cybersecurity and machine learning is helping reinforce healthcare IT security like never before, streamlining latest healthcare functions in the process that are compliant and secure.
Morgan Jayne, MD, Div. of Quality and Safety, Clinical Director/Covid Task Force, Piedmont Healthcare, Inc., Atlanta, GA Cooke David, MD, Section of General Thoracic Surgery, University of California, Davis Health, Sacramento, CA; Kpodonu Jacques, MD, Div. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA