AI is Promoting Independent Living

AI is Promoting Independent Living

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Monday, August 12, 2019

AI helps in patient care, independent living, and chronic disease management, creating several possibilities for healthcare organizations.

FREMONT, CA: Digital health AI implementations can be comparatively easy when focused on private patient involvement, or extremely complex when working with large information sets, extremely advanced diagnostics, and various extremely complicated organizations' workflows.

Adding linked health and associated devices, Internet of Things (IoT) sensor information provides a fresh layer of critical, real-time contextual information. Uses of IoT sensor-informed healthcare apps may include home security and access control for sensitive loved ones, distant patient vital tracking, activity tracking and detection of anomalies, home, and portable environment security, chronic environmental monitoring, and more.

AI in Healthcare has the following benefits:

The Richness of Opportunities

Many cases provide possibilities to apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to convert healthcare tasks into data-driven services that can enhance results and more effectively deliver healthcare. Ownership of connected health devices has increased. The trend is mainly driven by embracing smartwatches and fitness trackers in the latest years.

In many of the applications that support this equipment, AI figures prominently, whether it is used to apply machine learning to cognitive exercise and personal health information, to help voice and text boot interactions, or to provide more personalized and predictive services. Patient care apps for remote patient leadership, independent living, and chronic disease management give powerful possibilities for AI in addition to wellness use cases.

Remote Management of Patients and Virtual Care

Remote patient management, or RPM, may be applied to various communities of patients, including those recently released after surgery, those with chronic diseases, aging adults, and other vulnerable populations.

RPM's main objective is to provide insight into the patient's continuing health status outside of clinical environments to recognize the need for measures that might lead to readmission, resolve a decrease before circumstances worsen, or promote better day-to-day disease management.

Typically, RPM technology is capable of recording essential indications of a patient, daily living operations, nutritional practices, compliance with medicines, and more. Machine learning algorithms can trigger alerts and notifications resulting in fast intervention, considerably enhanced communications, enhanced patient care, and better results at a reduced cost than traditional delivery of health care.

Independent Living

The physical and cognitive impacts of aging and chronic medical circumstances pose difficulties to those who want to live separately, as well as to their caregivers who are concerned to keep them secure, comfortable and socially linked. With the rise in aging demographics expanding the senior market to live separately, an increasing amount of businesses have started to offer assistive technology that can improve the safety and well-being of seniors at home and improve communication with loved ones. Many of these alternatives apply different AI apps for empowering and caring for adults aging.

A primary advantage of the service is social engagement for a frequently isolated population. Few applications are available to take care of senior individuals who live alone. The app can monitor where an individual is in residence by fusing information from a range of sensors, how long they stay in a specific place, or how many meals they eat and when. It also monitors and analyzes the gait of a person, factors that could lead to the danger of falling, and daily operations, including personal hygiene and patterns of sleep. This monitoring contributes to personalized care by creating contextual knowledge of the ordinary day-to-day operations of each individual and identifying potential hazards to minimize readmission rates in hospitals.

Chronic Disease Management

The proliferation of smartphones and linked medical devices offers fresh possibilities for monitoring and remote support for enhanced health and safety for those living with persistent circumstances. To support patients with diabetes, heart illness, obesity, and sleep disorders, robust alternatives are coming to market. As with other AI tools, machine learning applications for chronic disease management are first trained to define patterns of disease progression and behavioral patterns that drive changes in health status on a big dataset of particular populations.

Personal medical device data, intelligent sensors, and electronic health records related to cognitive operations such as diet, exercise, and stress levels can be combined to uncover insights into why the health status of a patient may change. Prediction and recommendation engines can use applications and other interfaces to inform behavioral change commitments. It is a challenging and complicated job to monitor behavioral change, but the personalized experiences enabled by AI techniques offer promising new instruments to engage patients every day of their life.

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