February 17, 2017
Artificial intelligence has come a long way and is here to stay! This is what most technologists say, and we completely agree because AI has evolved from science fiction to managing our everyday lives. It is everywhere and is swiftly evolving, and chances are if you do not keep up with AI you will fall behind.
What exactly is Artificial Intelligence?
Artificial intelligence is defined as the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. These processes include learning (the acquisition of information and rules for using the information), reasoning (using the rules to reach approximate or definite conclusions), and self-correction. Particular applications of AI include expert systems, speech recognition, and machine vision.
Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare
Artificial Intelligence has immense potential to simplify our lives and improve its quality. In this blog, we’ll explore areas where AI can be applied to enhance healthcare.
There are existing case studies of AI helping to improve patient outcomes and reducing costs. It uses machine learning to make faster and accurate diagnoses. On the other hand, chatbots assist the customers to schedule appointments and provide medical feedback.
Here are four key areas where AI can impact HealthCare:
1. Your very own healthcare assistant: There are many healthcare apps in the market powered by AI. They alert you when the medication date is nearing, it has all the information a patient would want to know, and it performs human-like conversations to understand the mental state of the patient. AI applications in the form of personal assistant have an impact on monitoring patients when clinicians are not available.
2. Progressive research and analytics: AI doesn’t stop after understanding commands and responding. For example, AI plays a significant role in advanced use cases in oncology which help in detecting abnormalities in X-rays and MRIs. In genomics a branch of molecular biology it helps in performing complex processing and in precision medicine which helps in providing assistance to create highly personalized treatments for every patient.
3. Customized Life Coach: Patients with chronic diseases need care outside the exam room, which can be performed by AI. It has the proficiency to receive feedback on the data collected which is recorded from their mobile phone or any wearable devices. AI can be a motivational coach and hence many healthcare organizations added life coaching services as a part of their overall treatment. As a personalized coach AI makes dedicated efforts to encourage health habits and fitness which are sent to their physicians
4. Healthcare bots: As we already discussed a chatbot is an application with which interactions are human-like. AI is making a place for itself in customer service, and chatbots are soon going to be what healthcare offers. Healthcare bot helps in scheduling appointments and follow ups with the physician. It provides 24/7 services answering your basic question which does not require a physician. With healthcare bots scheduling appoints, billing have become easier and saves lot of our time and energy also reducing administrative costs for the healthcare organization
Artificial intelligence is soon going to affect every area of our life. Given the significant impact it can make to the quality of human life, it is soon going to become more ubiquitous than ever before. Organizations not leveraging this technology are missing out on the opportunity to improve patient outcomes.
If you’re interested in getting started, let us know! We’d love to discuss how your organization can harness Artificial Intelligence.