AI in Healthcare: Upgrading the Standard of Care

AI in Healthcare: Upgrading the Standard of Care

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Friday, December 14, 2018

Artificial intelligence has the power to transform various industries by providing greater personalization to users, automating processes, and enhancing the way work is done. The adoption of AI and speed of its deployment varies according to the industry. AI analyzes the data independently and extracts valuable information. This information helps to make an exact decision while facing the problem.

AI is used by healthcare innovators to predict diseases, identify high-risk patients, and automate diagnostic tests. All these features help in increasing the speed and accuracy of treatment. It is used to improve drug formulations, predictive care, and DNA analysis that impact the quality of care for the patients. IBM Watson derives the context of the clinical notes and relevant reports in the critical situation for selecting a treatment plan. Then, it combines different attributes from a patient’s medical record to identify potential treatment plan for a particular patient. AI has the ability to recognize signs of diseases more accurately and quickly in medical images, like MRI, CT scans, ultrasound, and x-rays. It allows faster diagnostics, reducing the time patients wait for a diagnosis.

AI is also utilized to revolutionize the drug development process. The pharmaceutical industry is facing challenges to support their drug development programs because of increased R&D costs and reduced efficiency. AI can overcome this issue and improve the efficiency of the drug development process.

AI technology will be utilized to take care of patients with lesser healthcare needs. It will be able to free up time for the busy healthcare industry by performing repetitive and day-to-day tasks.

The adoption of AI-based technologies in healthcare will increase healthcare employment because the technology will take over repetitive and tedious tasks allowing humans to focus on providing better care to patients.

This unique technology can provide more knowledge and experience to physicians and patients about complex diseases, treatments, and the outcomes that are to be achieved. As AI applications grow frequently combined with medicine, more patients will gain access to high-quality, and efficient healthcare.

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