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For the healthcare domain, the time is right for a paradigm shift towards technology adoption. To begin with, let’s have a look at the technology that is currently ruling the entire business landscape- Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its subset Machine Learning. As technology evolves, it will boost the healthcare sector multifold.
AI working in the back end can integrate the entire supply chain of medicine. From manufacturers to the end consumer, the whole supply chain process can be monitored with ease which will further provide authenticity regarding the entire process.
AI-driven applications are dynamic enough to replace physical visits to the chemist. By keeping a record of what an individual’s health condition is each time they order medicine online, AI makes healthcare personalized, accessible and affordable. What’s more? These customized applications also set reminders like medicine intake, search for medicines and allied products.
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AI can also help in diagnosing diseases especially with the help of ML. As technology applies logic to the diagnosis, they assist practitioners in facilitating faster and more accurate diagnosis. AI-powered platforms are also used to create a nexus amid the patients and doctors. ML algorithms help in detecting the symptoms and roll out the probabilities of contacting particular diseases; alerts in advance allows patients to save a lot of unnecessary expenditure. AI can also assist in providing customized diet plans to bridge the gap between medication and health counseling needs.
This interplay of technology and healthcare has made many wearable devices to gain popularity. For instance, Smartwatch, activity trackers and fitness bands are in demand now. These wearables facilitate the seamless and real-time collection of medical data like heart rate, pulse, blood pressure, and sleep, bot for medical reasons and personal fitness goals as well.
However, like every story has two sides, the same approach applies here also. While technology is advancing at a rapid pace, loopholes like cyber attacks top the list, and this is where patients tend to lose their trust. Therefore if people do not advance towards technology, technology must be taken to them and they must be assured a secure environment.