Emerging technologies like AI/ML and automation are not new for the healthcare sector. The AI-powered processes are redesigning healthcare procedures from primary hospital care, drug research, vaccine development to medical insurance of patients. Since the introduction of telemedicine, the healthcare industry has experienced cost cut downs in its procedures and improved patient care
According to reports by the year 2024, AI and automation-based advanced projects will transform the future of healthcare.
Here are 4 ways how intelligent automation is transforming healthcare:
1. Improved clinical decision making
For a medical professional, it is really important to keep a track of every critical information about your patients while diagnosing and treating them. As a consequence, it creates a huge amount of unstructured information about each patient in your medical records. This may lead to any human error in crucial information in the clinical decision-making process and may put the patient’s life at risk. The implementation of artificial intelligence helps you keep track of each crucial information of a patient in a structured way.
For this, Natural Language Processing (NLP) helps you store, manage and analyze patient data in an organized way. This technology makes it easy for you to track all the relevant information in diagnosing your patients. Hence, reducing the risk of error and improving your examination and diagnostic phase for each patient. For example, Bioinformatics– a machine learning application is being used in clinics and hospitals to help doctors decode the medical data of each patient to improve the clinical decision-making process.
2. Virtual physician check-ups
Normally, people tend to overstress about minor health issues and set up appointments with their physicians even though that medical problem could be treated at home. This creates a burden on medical professionals and reduces their attention on critical health cases. Here artificial intelligence plays a vital role in helping you streamline your primary care workflow for patients. It enables you to sort and allocate primary care to critical patients.
Today, the telegram medical chatbots – an AI/ML-based application allows you to effectively communicate and guide your patients with minor health issues remotely. This technology helps reduce appointments and clinic visits over a small health issue. Letting you save time and focus on your serious patients. These medical chatbots are always available for patients at any time and make it easy for you to attend to multiple minor health-related queries at the same time.
3. Robotic automation in surgeries
In the past decades, no one could have imagined that surgeries could be done without doctors. Today, Intelligent automation has broken all the myths. Since the introduction of intelligent automation in the form of robots, surgical processes have evolved in terms of speed, and accuracy. The robots can efficiently perform delicate lengthy incisions than a human surgeon since robots do not get exhausted or face fatigue issues. The risk of getting tremors or unintentional movements during surgeries is also eliminated with robot surgeons.
With the help of AI-driven machines, you can use data from previous surgeries to enhance your surgical procedures and build new methods to perform future surgeries with robots. Vicarious Surgical is a company that develops robots for surgeries. They build surgical robots with virtual reality helping you perform minimally invasive surgeries.
4. Virtual screening & diagnosis
The AI-driven screening and diagnosis tools help medical professionals diagnose a health disorder efficiently in the early stages before all the symptoms occur. It allows you to screen and diagnose patients effectively and enables you to develop an individual treatment plan for every patient. This technology also helps you to monitor their health remotely. An advanced deep learning tool is developed by PathAI which enables you to make an accurate diagnosis based on a patient’s medical history.
With the help of this technology, PathAI aims to provide effective error-free cancer diagnosis that will help medical professionals to improve individual medical treatment producers for cancer patients. Similarly, Buoy Health is another AI-driven tool that uses algorithms to accurately diagnose and suggest treatments to patients remotely through chatbots.
The combination of human and Intelligent automation can certainly improve the medical procedures to enhance patient care. Today, these virtual and automated systems are becoming affordable and easy to manage. Yet it’s important for you to fully understand the operations and challenges of your healthcare system and identify processes that can be automated or can shift to digital mediums for improved virtual health care.