Why Artificial Intelligence is Gaining Prominence in Telehealth
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Why Artificial Intelligence is Gaining Prominence in Telehealth

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The implementation of AI in telehealth to enable doctors to make real-time, data-driven, and informed decisions is critical for improving the patient experience and health outcomes.

FREMONT, CA: As technology improves, artificial intelligence (AI) has become an everyday reality. Healthcare is one sector that is undergoing a rapid change on a massive scale. Telehealth is one of the newest fields to heavily utilize AI, from issuing electronic healthcare cards to personal counseling. AI is one of the primary determinants of telehealth in the United States today.

Applying AI in telehealth to enable clinicians to make real-time, data-driven decisions is critical for improving patient experience and health outcomes as practitioners increase virtual care options across the care continuum.

Preventing Physician Burnout: Doctors are prone to anxiety throughout long workdays, resulting in feelings of dissatisfaction and exhaustion and affecting work habits. Burnout is frequently brought on by prolonged contact with patients or excessive time spent on electronic equipment.

Physicians interact with the EMR rather than with their patients. Telehealth has already become widely used to assist physicians in overcoming burnout. When AI and telemedicine are coupled, the benefits are multiplied by two. AI may enable physicians to spend less time in front of their computers.

Additionally, AI may aid in the detection of indications that may indicate burnout. It can even forecast the number of patients a doctor can see before growing weary.

Improving Medical Care for Elderly Patients: Mobile devices are frequently associated with telemedicine, and there are numerous telemedicine applications designed to support users in more efficiently managing their medical problems, fitness goals, doctor visits, and insurance claims.

Telehealth, on the other hand, will eventually include assistive robots. These robots will have a tremendous impact on how citizens, particularly the elderly, receive healthcare. Individuals can benefit from smart robots by assisting them with activities such as walking and moving around the house, delivering medications on time, and informing authorities in an emergency.

The robots may operate semi-autonomously and do the tasks assigned to them. Due to their AI capabilities, the robots can comprehend their environment, the patient's behavioral and movement patterns, and the interior settings of the residence. As a result, it may develop the ability to aid the patient more effectively and function as their caretaker.

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