How Important is Artificial Intelligence in the Healthcare Industry?

How Important is Artificial Intelligence in the Healthcare Industry?

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Monday, August 16, 2021

AI in healthcare has aided in changing clinical decision-making by providing decision-makers with critical, legitimate data that can be utilised to diagnose patients, plan treatments, and manage population health.

Fremont, CA : Artificial Intelligence continues to bring rapid advances to a broad range of industrial applications, including the medical device industry. Advances in analytical and processing tools, along with the explosion of data in healthcare organisations, have resulted in a plethora of possible use cases for artificial intelligence in medicine and healthcare. As the existence of AI becomes more ubiquitous, it has become so pervasive and capable that it appears as though every conversation is laced with its potential.

AI is not flawless, and a lot of obstacles are in front of us. They won't slow down and overcome unfathomable hurdles and legacy challenges. To organisation adopt AI-powered medical devices, here are some advantages and disadvantages of AI in the healthcare industry. 

Advantages

1. Clinical Decision Making 

AI in healthcare has aided in changing clinical decision-making by providing decision-makers with critical, legitimate data that can be utilized to diagnose patients, plan treatments, and manage population health. Some solutions can leverage insights from genetic, biomarker, and phenotype datasets, as well as systems that specialise in radiology, pathology diagnosis, and ophthalmology. 

2. Streamlining Processes 

Intelligent solutions are available to identify possible markers on radiologic images and solutions can alleviate the burden of doctors by translating clinical notes or streamlining appointments or tracking patient notifications and treatment recommendations. In essence, AI’s health benefits are as many as the applications it is designed and applied for. 

3. Information Sharing 

According to AI, precision medicine can be used to increase results precision and accuracy and to identify patterns within patient data to identify the likelihood of a particular disease. In weighty healthcare institutions such as the NHS, AI can be used for more accurately tracking of patient data, enabling more accurate patient control and enhanced doctor-to-patient ratios. This level of understanding can be of immense value to the medical industry because it can improve patient care by dealing with its root causes earlier and reduce potential risks. Hence, AI's healthcare advantages extend to information sharing and precise medical services, in addition to medical support.

Dis-advantages

1. Human Assistance

For example, AI systems are used as support systems in the radiology industry for radiologists, which are the ultimate decision-makers in patient diagnosis and management. The AI is a second set of eyes for the staff, who never sleep but who need human skills to assure accuracy and relevance to the outcomes. Hence, one of its major disadvantages is that AI is not yet ready to work alone; AI needs to continue working in conjunction with doctors.

2. Implementing the right AI platform 

Medical institutions must invest carefully with the right partners, strategically and with AI. Many organisations claim that they have the right platform and solution, but not every AI solution is equal. The risk is that an AI platform does not have rigorous inspections and accreditation is implemented in medical practice. Further AI, is the seamless use in clinical environments in healthcare. The technology is not yet fully in its early stages, but it needs to be refined and constantly adapted to the learning and the algorithms.

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