The healthcare industry has been seeing the magic of AI for a long time now but there are still some areas that AI will take over in the future. When AI entered the healthcare sector, it was used very carefully but with the increase in successful results, we can say that one day healthcare will be managed majorly by AI bots.
There is misconception that AI will surpass the human race but the truth is AI will be used to assist humans and perform highly complex procedures. It is said that by 2020, the global AI healthcare market is going to reach $22.7 billion.
One of the biggest ways healthcare industry is implementing AI for the patients is through mobile applications which allow a virtual presence at anytime. For instance, when you need to visit a doctor because you have a sort of infection. But with AI healthcare apps you can just send a picture of the infection and call the customer care and you’ll receive all the medication names and other remedies.
There are many other ways that AI is transforming the healthcare industry. Let’s check the following points:
Not once but many times AI has been able to diagnose the issue when humans could not. With the accuracy of artificial intelligence, identification of complex diseases becomes less time consuming and accurate. This will remove all the unnecessary time wasted on tests and will let the doctors work on the curing it immediately.
#REDUCE ERRORS BY HUMANS
Sometimes doctors are fatigued by the work they do which can cause unintentional errors when attending to a patient. These human errors have said to cost around $20 billion which is a huge sum. On the other hand, AI can never suffer from tiredness, moodiness or any distractions. It can detect the issues continuously without any errors.
#DECREASES MEDICAL COST
Yes, AI is costly to implement but it can reduce any further costs once installed. It can identify any change in recent trends and create a remedy for it. Creation and testing of drugs is a extremely cost but with AI’s precision, this can be done at a minimum cost. AI can also store records for various labs across a large geography.
#PRECISION IN SURGERY
Surgery needs steadiness and precision which sometimes is difficult for surgeons. This precision is a matter of life and death in some cases and cannot allow any human error. That is when AI comes into picture with its augmented reality surgery solutions. The robotic system operates with the least amount of cuts and bleeding which results in less damage to human body during an operation.
CT scanners, MRI scanners, fetal imaging and body scanning has already been in use since the 1970s. Healthcare sector is still looking for such successful inventions to use in the hospitals to reduce time of disease identification while keeping the accuracy of results. The search to identify specific diseases is still going on and AI may be the answer.
Some patients are not allowed to move much and some have been forbidden to travel. This is when AI’s virtual presence is used by doctors to be there with the patience. This feature can not only allow effective interaction but also allow doctors to present at more places in a short time. Many healthcare mobile app developers are providing healthcare apps that connect the doctors and the patients globally.
#MANAGE DIFFERENT ROLES
AI can replace humans in some monotonous tasks which gives humans others roles to fill. It can also be used to assist humans in situations that need only a helping hand. Apart from the repetitive work, AI can be used to take on complex tasks as well such as eye surgery. AI is not going to surpass humans, it is only to help in areas where humans cannot function well.
#STORING PATIENT DATA
Hospitals are using healthcare mobile applications to connect with the patients and store information without compromising the privacy. Patient data is very important since it stores the medical history and that is why AI based platforms have been created to personalize the treatment on the basis of past information.
#IDENTIFICATION OF VIRTUAL DISEASES
Mental health is becoming very important but the identification is quite difficult. Mental health needs constant support to keep a track of the progress medication is making. Therapy and coaching is another form of treatment for mental health. Doctors are using chatbots to provide constant support to the patients and catching hints from the interaction to find out little details.